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James Arthur confuses viewers with 'depressing' performance during MTV VMAs as audience don't recognise him: 'Who is this?'
Source: nzherald.co.nz   |   August 28, 2017   |  120 Views

James Arthur might be well known in the UK, but it looks like he's got a little way to go before cracking America - if his reception at last night's MTV VMAs is anything to go by.

The British singer performed his song Say You Won't Let Go during an ad break of the prestigious awards sponsored by Extra Gum.


But the bonus performance left American fans confused over the identity of the singer.

And others were left furious that MTV cut away from a performance by American rapper Kyle for James' pre-recorded slot.

But despite the US audience not yet knowing who he is, James also boldly walked the red carpet at last night's award ceremony in Los Angeles.

And he did so in a rather outlandish shirt by Dolce and Gabbana.

The military-inspired shirt was covered in gold detailing and medals.

He let three buttons hang open to reveal the tattoo on his chest.

James Arthur's performance didn't go down well with American viewers

Viewers didn't know who he was 

He earned a few new fans with his 'depressing' song 

He took​ to the red carpet

Despite his anonymity in America, James Arthur has come a long way since his X Factor days - so he's earned the right to issue a pretty specific list of demands.

When he took to the stage at V Festival in Chelmsford, Essex earlier this month he had a strange and delicious list of items that he required for his dressing room.

According to our source, James' rider meant that he chomped down on £157.64 worth of Domino's Pizza - including four plain cheese pizzas.

He rounded off his feast with vegetarian Percy Pigs and washed it all down with three bottles of Ribena.

James Arthur certainly won't get hungry at the festival

He wanted Egyptian cotton towels and plenty of broccoli

  • Three bottles of Ribena
  • Order of Domino's Pizza worth £157.64 including four cheese pizzas
  • Two crates of pale ale
  • Nutella and fruit platter
  • Vegetarian percy pigs
  • Dyson fan
  • Four Egyptian cotton towels in egg shell blue
  • Steamed brocolli
  • Sliced lemon wedges
  • Hot water at all times
  • UFC Playstation game
  • TV of no less than 50 inches and gaming chairs

It might sound demanding, but earlier this year James revealed that he's worked hard for the perks of the job as he hinted that his pal Ed Sheeran and other British chart-toppers have had an easier time making it to the top, as he dismissed the idea he fought for his career in a candid interview.

The former X Factor star didn't question the Shape Of You singer songwriter's talent, but insisted despite his journey to the top, he still came "from support".

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday , he claimed: "I'm not saying none of these guys are talented, but people think Ed Sheeran crawled off a couch and lived on the street or something but him, Ellie Goulding... they all come from Suffolk, Surrey, Richmond...

He also ordered over £150 of Domino's Pizza

"They come from support. I think Sam Smith's dad got a huge loan or something to help his career. Those things can help artists get attention but I guess my song Say You Won't Let Go proved it's about the song."

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