|Birth name||James Napier|
|Born||London, United Kingdom|
In 2010, he worked with Eliza Doolittle on her album of the same name. Since then, he has written for (and co-written with) several other artists, including Disclosure, Sam Smith, Clean Bandit and Mary J. Blige. In 2015, he earned a Grammy Award for Song of the Year for his work on Smith's "Stay with Me", co-written with Smith and Tourist.
Napes released his debut EP as a singer, The Making of Me, on Method Records in March 2015. For co-writing "Writing's on the Wall" with Sam Smith, Napes won the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
- The Making of Me (2015)
Songwriting and production credits
- Cliff, Aimee (29 October 2014). "Meet The Singer Who's Secretly Behind The UK's American Pop Takeover". The Fader. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- Donna King niography at donnakingdame.com, accessed 7 April 2018
- "SESAC's James Napier Named Billboard's No.1 Writer". SESAC. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- Jonze, Tim (8 February 2015). "Grammys 2015 – Sam Smith's Stay With Me wins song of the year". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- "Jimmy Napes shares title track from debut EP". DIY. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
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