Watch James Bay Keep His Cool Against The Clock In The Stop/Watch Challenge

Meet James Bay, the newest addition to our talented You Oughta Know collective. Just like many YOK newbies before him, we put James to the test with the Stop/Watch Challenge. The British vocalist makes light work of the task—with a quick but impassioned performance of his hit UK single “Hold Back The River.”

Just a few weeks ago, this 24-year-old singer/songwriter witnessed his debut album Chaos and the Calm, remove Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly from the top of the UK charts. Not bad for a kid who was discovered after video of a local pub performance found it’s way on YouTube.

In December, Bay nabbed the 2015 Brit Choice Awards, past winners of the prize include Florence & the Machine, Adele, and Sam Smith — not bad company. With a prestigious award under his belt, a #1 album, and a single burning up the UK charts in “Hold Back The River,” James Bay is definitely an artist You Oughta Know.

After you watch the British crooner crush our Stop/Watch Challenge, check out James’ mad dash to beat the clock in this Rapid-Fire interview.

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