Born and raised in St Budeaux, Plymouth, England, the acoustic artist made quite an impression within Ireland when his hit song “Wasn’t Expecting That” became an overnight YouTube sensation and had peaked number 3 on the Irish Singles Chart! But it wasn’t until he got back in contact with celebrity singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran that his career finally took off worldwide.
Jamie Lawson was the very first Artist signed by Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Record Label and he scored a #1 smash hit on the UK charts with his very first release “Wasn’t Expecting That”.
“Wasn’t Expecting That” has already proven a worldwide favorite, with top 3 success in Ireland and Australia as well as top 10 chart popularity in New Zealand. In addition, the single has since been certified double-platinum by Australia’s ARIA and gold by New Zealand’s Recorded Music NZ following Lawson’s recent run as support act on those countries’ legs of Sheeran’s epic “x” worldwide tour. Immediately following a televised performance on the national morning show “BBC Breakfast,” both “Wasn’t Expecting That” and “JAMIE LAWSON” rocketed to #1 on the iTunes “Top Songs” and “Top Albums” charts in the UK.
As Lawson elaborates:
“I got a text out of the blue saying that Ed was doing a secret show in Dublin and he wanted me to open up for him. After that he invited me out on the European and UK tour that he was doing which was incredible. He told me that nobody could make a Jamie Lawson album better than Jamie Lawson, and his main ethos is work as hard as you can and be nice to everyone. I try and take that on board.”