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James Arthur x Kelly Clarkson photo courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment/Columbia Records
James Arthur x Kelly Clarkson photo courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment/Columbia Records

James Arthur & Kelly Clarkson release duet version of 'From The Jump'

Fri, Apr 19th 2024 09:10 am

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Global superstars James Arthur and Kelly Clarkson have released their breathtaking new song “From The Jump” today via Columbia Records. Listen here. “From The Jump” is the duet version of James’ album track and the fourth official release from “Bitter Sweet Love,” which dropped in early 2024 and went on to become his second No. 1 album in the U.K.

If there have ever been voices that inspire us to believe that everything is possible – and make the line “I knew I'd die for you right from the jump” the most endearing declaration of love – it’s definitely these two. “From The Jump” is this year’s anthem for all the incurable lovers out there – with fragile storytelling, earth-shaking emotion, and a gigantic melody performed by true masters of their craft.

Arthur said about the collaboration: “When I heard Kelly’s vocals on this, my mind was blown. What a great honor to have someone of her caliber feature on one of my favorite songs from this body of work. I’m so excited for the fans to hear it.”

Clarkson added: “James has such an incredible voice, so I was stoked when he sent me this song to jump on with him. I love singing with artists who inspire me and vocalists I adore! That’s my favorite kind of duet partner. ‘From The Jump’ is such a cool song. It has this singer/songwriter vibe, but with these pop elements of catchiness that I really dig. The melody is beautiful, and the writing is so great that I was very excited to sing on it with him!”

James will also be bringing his “Bitter Sweet Love World Tour” to North America in the spring. The 14-date run kicks off on April 30 in Oakland and includes stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville and New York City before concluding in Montreal on May 22. Tickets are on sale here.

More on James Arthur

Following the success of his latest album “Bitter Sweet Love,” multi-Platinum artist Arthur has recently returned from his sold-out U.K. and Europe tour to celebrate his second No. 1 album after eight years in the industry.

“I feel this is symbolic of all the highs and lows in my career – everything I’ve been through,” he said.

The Middlesbrough-born songwriter has scored four top 10 albums (with 2016’s “Back From The Edge” hitting the No. 1 spot for the first time), three Brit Award nominations and collaborated with the likes of Anne-Marie, Sigala, Rudimental and Marshmello.

Today, Arthur is one of the world’s biggest streaming artists, with more than 38 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone. “Say You Won't Let Go” became his breakthrough hit in the U.S., was officially the U.K.'s most streamed song in 2016, and has gone on to be enjoyed via 4 billion streams – while the song's official video has achieved 1.5 billion views on YouTube. Earlier this year, the track became his first RIAA Diamond single with 10 million certified units, making James one of just 100 recipients of an RIAA Diamond single certification in the program’s history.

Other hit releases include: “Impossible,” “Can I Be Him,” “Naked,” “Empty Space,” “Rewrite the Stars,” “Train Wreck” and “Lasting Lover,” which are all certified Platinum records. The song “Cars Outside” is currently becoming another global hit for James.

More on Kelly Clarkson

Clarkson is one of the most popular artists of this era with total worldwide sales of over 25 million albums and 40 million singles. Her multi-Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show “The Kelly Clarkson Show” recently kicked off its fifth season – and the show has already been picked up through 2025. Additionally, she was the winning coach on seasons 14, 15, 17, and 21 of “The Voice.”

The Texas-born singer-songwriter first came to fame in 2002 as the winner of the inaugural season of “American Idol” and quickly became one of pop’s top singles artists, in addition to the first artist to top each of Billboard’s pop, adult contemporary, country and dance charts.

“Chemistry” marks Clarkson’s 10th studio album for which she received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album. “Chemistry” debuted to outstanding reviews in conjunction with an exclusive sold-out Las Vegas engagement, where she and her band immersed fans in an intimate music experience that spans her two-decade-long catalog of award-winning hits.

Clarkson has released nine albums, one EP, one greatest hits album and two children’s books (New York Times bestseller “River Rose and the Magical Lullaby” and “River Rose and the Magical Christmas”). She was recently honored with the 2,733rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is the recipient of an array of awards, including four consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host for “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” three Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, one MTV Movie & TV Award, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards and one Country Music Association Award.

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