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James Blake
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  • James Blake Litherland (born 26 September 1988)[1] is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer from London.
  • Blake began his music career by releasing his debut 12" record, entitled "Air & Lack Thereof" in the United Kingdom during July 2009, while being persistent in recording songs in his bedroom. Having been released on the imprint record label, Hemlock, the extended-play became a favourite of BBC Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson.
     
  • Blake was nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2011, an annual poll that highlights the forthcoming year's likely successful musicians;[14] he was eventually placed second, ahead of fellow shortlisted acts; The Vaccines, Jamie Woon and Clare Maguire.
     
  • Early in 2012, Blake spent time with American rapper Kanye West (who named Blake as his favourite artist)[24] and singer Justin Vernon.
     

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