A couple weeks ago we introduced you to James Bay in our weekly New Music Monday Discovery
and, we hate to brag, but we knew there was something special about the 23-year-old, who was just awarded the Brits Critics Choice Award.
The CCA is given to new talent who is releasing their debut album next year. Chosen by industry experts, it's basically like winning Best New Artist at the Grammys. Bay will officially collect his award at The Brit Awards on February 25th.
"I'm pretty speechless," Bay said. "After all the years I've spent watching the Brits and even after this year; watching my fan base grow so much, I never thought I'd actually be getting an award myself. I'm really chuffed, thank you to everyone who has supported me."
We can't wait to see more big things from James in 2015!