James Blake

English electronic music producer and singer-songwriter

James Blake Litherland (born 26 September 1988), known as James Blake, is an English singer-songwriter and electronic music producer. In 2013 Blake was nominated for a Grammy Award for the first time. He was nominated for Best New Artist.

Early lifeEdit

Blake was born in London. He went to The Latymer School.


Blake released his first album James Blake on 4 February 2011. It got good reviews. Pitchfork gave it a score of 9 out of 10.[1] It was nominated for the Mercury Prize.

On 5 April 2013, Blake released his second album Overgrown. Brian Eno produced the song "Digital Lion". On October 30th 2013, Overgrown won the Mercury Prize.

Personal lifeEdit

In 2013, Blake said that he was dating Theresa Wayman from the band Warpaint.[2]


  1. "James Blake: James Blake". Pitchfork.
  2. Brandt, Jaclyn (8 December 2013). "Who is James Blake?".

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