BBC Radio 2 was the first station to play the United Kingdom’s Eurovision 2021 entry Embers on March 11th, and on March 29th the song had reached the A List on Radio 2’s New Music Playlist. This means that Radio 2 listeners will be able to hear Embers played regularly on the station from March 20th, which will sure drum up a lot of home support for James this year!
James Newman is on the A List with Embers alongside household names like Justin Bieber and Dua Lipa. You can see James’ twitter post below showing how grateful he is for Radio 2’s support for the UK’s 2021 Eurovision entry.
Who is James Newman?
James Newman is a British singer and songwriter from Settle, North Yorkshire but is now based in London. At the 2014 Brit Awards, he won the Brit Award for British Single of the Year as a co-writer on Rudimental’s single Waiting All Night.
James also has song writing credits on a number of popular artist’s music including Calvin Harris, Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Olly Murs, Kaiser Chiefs, Kesha and former Eurovision participants Brendan Murray and Guy Sebastian.
The BBC teamed up with record label BMG in 2020 to select the UK’s Eurovision entry and James was internally selected with My Last Breath. Unfortunately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the contest was cancelled, and James has been internally selected to represent the UK once again with the upbeat dance track Embers.
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