JP Cooper

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JP Cooper
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John Paul Cooper in September 2017
Background information
Birth nameJohn Paul Cooper
Born (1983-11-01) 1 November 1983 (age 35)
Middleton, Greater Manchester, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2012–present
LabelsIsland Records
Associated acts
Websitejpcoopermusic.com

John Paul Cooper (born 1 November 1983), known professionally as JP Cooper, is an English singer and songwriter. He is best known for featuring on the Jonas Blue single "Perfect Strangers". The song was certified platinum in the UK. His follow-up solo single was "September Song". He is signed to Island Records.

Career[edit]

2012–15: Career beginnings[edit]

On 27 June 2012, JP Cooper released his first two extended plays EP1 and EP2. He featured on Don Diablo's single "The Artist Inside", it was released on 9 November 2012. He released his third extended play, EP3 on 8 February 2013. On 20 July 2014 he released his forth extended play Keep the Quiet Out. He released his fifth extended play, When the Darkness Comes on 26 January 2015.

2016–present: Raised Under Grey Skies[edit]

On 18 March 2016, he released the single "Five More Days", featuring vocals from Avelino. He featured on Jonas Blue's single "Perfect Strangers", it was released on 3 June 2016. The song peaked at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart, and reached the top ten positions in eight additional countries, including Germany, Australia and Sweden. On 10 June 2016, he released the single "Party" as the lead single from his debut studio album. He released "September Song" on 16 September 2016 as the second single. The song peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart, and also reached the top 10 in the Republic of Ireland and Sweden. "Passport Home" was released as the third single on 7 April 2017, peaking at number 86 on the UK Singles Chart. On 21 July 2017 he released "She's on My Mind" as the fourth single. "Wait" was released as the fifth single of his debut studio album on 25 August 2017. He eventually released his debut studio album, Raised Under Grey Skies on 6 October 2017. He was featured on Craig David's seventh studio album The Time Is Now on the song "Get Involved", that was released on 26 January 2018.[1] On 16 June 2018, he played on Pinkpop, a festival in the Netherlands.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
[2]
IRE
[3]
NLD
[4]
SWI
[5]
Raised Under Grey Skies
  • Released: 6 October 2017
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
9 21 40 53

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
EP1
  • Released: 27 June 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
EP2
  • Released: 27 June 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
EP3
  • Released: 8 February 2013
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Keep the Quiet Out
When the Darkness Comes
  • Released: 26 January 2015
  • Label: Island Records
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[2]
AUS
[6]
AUT
[7]
BEL
(Fl)

[8]
DEN
[9]
GER
[10]
IRE
[3]
NLD
[4]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[5]
"Five More Days"
(featuring Avelino)
2016 Non-album single
"Party"[12] Raised Under Grey Skies
"September Song" 7 99 42 17 20 40 7 16 16 29
"Passport Home" 2017 86
"She's on My Mind" 93 59
"Wait"[21]
"Momma's Prayers"[22]
(featuring Stormzy)
"Dancing"[23]
(with Friction)
2018 Connections
"All This Love"[24]
(featuring Mali-Koa)
Raised Under Grey Skies
"Cheerleader" TBA
"Sing It with Me"
(with Astrid S)[25]
2019 76
[26]
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[2]
AUS
[6]
AUT
[7]
BEL
(Fl)

[8]
DEN
[9]
GER
[10]
IRE
[3]
NLD
[4]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[5]
"The Artist Inside"
(Don Diablo featuring JP Cooper)
2012 Non-album singles
"Shivers"
(SG Lewis featuring JP Cooper)
2015
"Perfect Strangers"
(Jonas Blue featuring JP Cooper)
2016 2 6 9 4 11 9 2 3 3 8 Blue
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(Fl)

[8]
"Closer" 2014 113 When the Darkness Comes

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[11]
"Birthday" 2017 46 Fifty Shades Darker

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Carry You Home"[30] 2014 Jake Isaac War Child – EP
"Oceans"[31] iLL BLU The BLU Oceans Project – EP
"Get Involved"[32] 2018 Craig David The Time Is Now
"One Last Song"[33] Gorgon City, Yungen Escape
"Ordinary People"[34] Bugzy Malone B. Inspired

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sonymusic.co.uk/news/2017-09-15/craig-david-releases-new-single-heartline-and-announces-new-album
  2. ^ a b c "Artists: JP Cooper". Official Charts Company. 30 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Discography JP Cooper". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Discografie JP Cooper". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "Discography JP Cooper". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  6. ^ a b Peak positions in Australia:
  7. ^ a b "Discographie JP Cooper". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  8. ^ a b c "Discografie JP Cooper". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Discography JP Cooper". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Discography JP Cooper". German Charts Portal. germancharts.com. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  11. ^ a b c "Discography JP Cooper". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  12. ^ https://open.spotify.com/album/1qABW7L9vYI5nsoSkqAkSM
  13. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter the search parameter "JP Cooper" and select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry.
  14. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – singles 2017". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  15. ^ a b "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (JP Cooper)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  16. ^ "FIMI: Certificazioni Archivio" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  17. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan.se. Archived from the original (To access, enter the search parameter "JP Cooper" and select "Search by Keyword") on 21 May 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  18. ^ "JP Cooper 'September Song'". ifpi.dk. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  19. ^ "Canadian single certifications – JP Cooper – September Song". Music Canada. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  20. ^ a b "FIMI – Profilo" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Archived from the original on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  21. ^ https://open.spotify.com/album/7ayNjxNRHDpkpPY6vnIQa1
  22. ^ https://open.spotify.com/track/1KpPUihIH2BwQ28tIqWszw
  23. ^ "Dancing - Single by Friction & JP Cooper". iTunes (UK). 22 June 2018.
  24. ^ "All This Love (feat. Mali Koa) - Single by JP Cooper". iTunes (UK). 27 July 2018.
  25. ^ "🌸🌻 Out May 3rd 🌻🌸". Retrieved 29 April 2019 – via Instagram.
  26. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 19". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  27. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  28. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Jonas Blue feat. JP Cooper – Perfect Strangers". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  29. ^ "American single certifications – Jonas Blue feat. JP Cooper – Perfect Strangers". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 5 May 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  30. ^ "War Child EP by Jake Isaac". iTunes (UK). 1 June 2014.
  31. ^ "The BLU Oceans Project EP by iLL BLU". iTunes (UK). 14 September 2014.
  32. ^ "The Time Is Now by Craig David". iTunes (UK). 26 January 2018.
  33. ^ "Escape by Gorgon City". iTunes (UK). 10 August 2018.
  34. ^ "B. Inspired by Bugzy Malone". iTunes (UK). 17 August 2018.

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