James Bay - Best Fake Smile - Press Release / by E

James Bay releases hisvideo for “Best Fake Smile.”

GRAMMY® Award-nominated gold-certified UK troubadour James Bay received the award for “Best British Male Solo Artist” at the 2016 BRIT Awards in London. In addition, he stunned the crowd and received a standing ovation with an unforgettable performance of his RIAA gold-certified single “Hold Back The River” from last year’s chart-dominating Chaos And The Calm [Republic Records]. Check out the performance here! Earlier in the night, he also took the stage with pop superstar Justin Bieber for a surprise acoustic rendition of the smash hits “Love Yourself.” Check out the surprise performance here.

This marks his second consecutive win at the prestigious annual ceremony. During his acceptance speech for “Best British Male Solo Artist,” Bay noted “Thank you to everyone at Republic Records for believing in me…this is insane!” See the acceptance speech here.

Bay returns stateside for a sold out spring headline tour including his Coachella debut. The full itinerary is below.


  • 4/16 Indio, CA Coachella
  • 4/17 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
  • 4/19 Los Angeles, CA United Artists Theatre At The Ace Hotel
  • 4/22 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
  • 4/23 Indio, CA Coachella
  • 4/27 Vancouver, Canada Orpheum Theatre
  • 4/28 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
  • 4/29 Portland, OR Roseland Theater

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