Soulful pop/rock artist James Morrison's 2011 album The Awakening showcased the singer's maturity following such life changes as becoming a father and losing father to alcohol abuse and depression, becoming his second No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart. Since being introduced to music fans in 2006, he has captivated listeners in his native England and beyond by releasing three studio albums, touring in support of them and even launching a contest that gave winners the chance to enjoy no-ticket-needed concerts in their homes. Regardless of whether he's performing for a huge festival crowd or crooning tunes in an intimate venue, each concert is memorable and driven by Morrison's powerful and evocative stage presence.
Morrison was also able to highlight his talent and prove worthiness early on, attracting admiration from both music enthusiasts and critics. His debut album, "Undiscovered," sold more than 1 million copies around the world by the end of 2006, a feat that made Morrison the best-selling male artist in the United Kingdom that year. "Wonderful World," the second single from his debut, quickly ranked in the top ten on several international charts. In addition to playing tour dates in countries ranging from Ireland to Malaysia, Morrison recorded a live session at the famous Abbey Road Studios in 2007. That same year, he was nominated for three BRIT Awards, and won the title of Best British Male Solo Performer. Besides recording his own albums, Morrison has collaborated with artists such as Demi Lovato, Jason Mraz and Nelly Furtado. Through his relatively short career, he's showing an impressive ability to dominate charts while also enthralling concert attendees around the globe.