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James Blake

Birthday, Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & Facts

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James Blake’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

James Blake

Place Of Birth

Enfield, England

Age

33 years old

Birth Date

September 25, 1988

Star Sign

Virgo

James Blake Facts

Child Star?

No

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Education & Qualifications

Goldsmiths University of London

Net Worth

$8 million

Current Partner

Jameela Jamil

Parents

James Litherland

Height

2m (6'4"")

Nationality

British

Chinese Year

Year of the Dragon

Annual Earnings

$504 thousand+ per year

About James Blake 

James Blake is a well-known singer, composer, and record producer.

His self-titled debut album, released in 2011, made him instantly successful. People soon realized that he is a brilliant vocalist with exceptional talents.

James Blake is one of those artists who would never say no to a job. He has worked on theme songs for a number of bands in the United Kingdom. James Blake is a gifted musician who has received widespread acclaim. He has been tremendously successful throughout the years and has garnered a great deal of respect and support.

Blake's early works are fragmented electronic pieces inspired by UK dance and bass genres. It is also inspired by '90s trip-hop and American R&B musicians, such as Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, and D'Angelo. Blake's voice is muffled or distorted in favor of vocal samples on his acclaimed trio of 2010 EPs.

James Blake Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is James Blake’s net worth?

James Blake is an electronic music producer, singer, and songwriter from England. He has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

How much does James Blake earn per year?

James Blake earns over $500,000 per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is James Blake?

James Blake is 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) tall.

How old is James Blake?

James Blake was born on September 26, 1988. He is currently 33 years old and will turn 34 in September 2022.

Childhood And Education

James Blake was born, James Blake Litherland, in Enfield, London.

James always had a great interest in music and received classical piano lessons as a child.

James Blake attended Grange Park Primary School in Winchmore Hill. He then attended The Latymer School in Edmonton. Blake went on to Goldsmiths, University of London, to study Popular Music and graduated with a Bachelor's degree.

Blake and his pals sponsored a series of 'Bass Society' music evenings at school. It included UK acts, Distance, Skream, and Benga.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is James Blake's family?

James Blake was born in the London Borough of Enfield. His father, James Litherland, was a famous musician.

Who is James Blake dating?

James Blake is dating his girlfriend, Jameela Jamil. The couple has been in a relationship since 2015. Jameela is a British actress, who starred in hit US show, 'The Good Place'.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

James Blake started his music career in July 2009. This was when he released his first single, 'Air & Lack Thereof', while recording songs in his bedroom.

'CMYK', the album's title track, was named BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw's Record of the Week. It debuted at number 47 on the UK Singles Chart.

In August 2011, James Blake released 'Fall Creek Boys Choir', a duet with Bon Iver. The BBC released an exclusive mix of Blake's unreleased songs the following month.

Blake released the 'Enough Thunder And Love What Happened Here' EPs later that year. These EPs were considerably more organized than his earlier efforts.

Blake met American rapper, Kanye West, and singer, Justin Vernon, in early 2012. Later that year, he revealed a new non-single collaboration with British rapper, Trim, under the alias, Harmonimix. The track, 'Confidence Boost/Saying', was released in September 2012.

'Overgrown', his second album, was released in April 2013. The album's first song, 'Retrograde', aired on BBC Radio 1 the same day. The album art was released on February 25. In December 2013, it was named Album of the Year by 'Variance Magazine'.

The album contains guest performances by Brian Eno, a well-known electronic musician, and Wu-Tang Clan rapper, RZA. It garnered positive reviews and was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2013.

Blake produced and appeared on Beyoncé's 2016 album, 'Forward'. 'Pray You Catch Me', the album's first tune, was co-written by him.

Blake and his label, 1-800 Dinosaur, published images of a mural by children's fiction illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake, on April 28. This hinted at the title of his new album, 'The Colour In Anything'.

On Jay-album Z's album '4:44', James Blake worked with him on the production of two of the album's three extra songs. He was also featured on the bonus track 'MaNyfaCedGod'.

Blake also worked on Kendrick Lamar's single, 'Element'.

Blake co-wrote and performed 'King's Dead' in January 2018. The hit song was a commercial success. Blake also had an appearance on 'Bloody Waters', a single from the 'Black Panther' soundtrack album that Blake co-wrote.

Blake also co-wrote and performed on Travis Scott's third studio album, 'Astroworld'.

Blake's fourth album, 'Assume Form', was mistakenly released via Amazon.fr in early January 2019. Soon later, LED billboards started advertising the record that emerged in London and New York.

Blake released the tune 'Mile High' with Travis Scott and Metro Boomin the day before the album's release. Throughout 2020, Blake released numerous new songs. This included the release of 'You're Too Precious' in October.

Blake's fifth album, 'Friends That Break Your Heart', was released in October 2021. SZA, JID, Slowthai, and Monica Martin featured on the album.

What awards has James Blake won?

James Blake has won several awards throughout his career, so far. James Blake was nominated for the BBC Sound of 2011. He was also named the runner-up in the BRIT Awards Critic's Choice category in December 2010. Blake won Single of the Year for 'CMYK' at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards in January 2011.

In 2013, he was awarded the Mercury Prize. In 2014, he was nominated for the prestigious Grammy Award.

James Blake won the prize for Best Contemporary Song in Retrograde later that year. He had a lot of success in 2014, as he was nominated for the World Music Award.

Other Interesting James Blake Facts And Trivia

  • Zane Lowe named Blake's cover of 'Limit To Your Love' as his Hottest Record in the World in 2010.
  • His hit song 'King's Dead' features Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and Future. The song was included in the 2018 film, 'Black Panther'.

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