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James Arthur: 'My next album will be rap - then rock"

James Arthur has spoken about the challenge of appealing to different fans since he won the X Factor last year.

He feels he has to strike a balance between the audience he had before he found fame and the fans who helped him to win the show and reach number one in the charts.

He promised to release a "commercial" album every year - but said he will also produce a rap album, and then a rock one, to express the different sides of who he is.

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X Factor winner back for album signing

'Impossible' singer James Arthur has tweeted his excitement about coming back to the region for an album signing. James, from Saltburn, will be signing copies of his album at HMV in Middlesbrough.

James Arthur fans excited for Boro album signing

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James Arthur's X Factor judge bid

X Factor winner James Arthur, from Saltburn, has expressed his interest in becoming a judge on the ITV talent show. It follows Gary Barlow's announcement that he will be making this year's series his last.

James Arthur tour location fail

James Arthur has announced his tour dates, but failed to notice the 'Middlesborough' spelling error. Credit: jamesarthurofficial.com

He might be from near Middlesbrough but it seems James Arthur's support team has trouble spelling the name of his home town.

Last year's X Factor winner has announced dates for his latest tour, including two dates in "Middlesborough".

James Arthur will be performing two dates in "Middlesborough". Credit: jamesarthurofficial.com

James Arthur up for Brit Award

James Arthur performing for fans in his home town of Middlesbrough Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

James Arthur faces a nervous wait as the hours tick on towards tonight's Brit Awards.

The 24-year-old has been nominated for best British single - an accolade awarded to the top 15 British singles based on the biggest sales success in 2012 - for his chart-topper "Impossible."

James Arthur Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The boy from Boro won the show at the end of last year and is now working on his debut album.

His debut single, "Impossible", sold over one million copies between December and January alone.

It also broke X Factor records, becoming the fastest-selling winner's single of all-time.

James Arthur beat Jahmene Douglas to the top spot Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

To see more details about the nominees, and the other awards being presented at tonight's Brit Awards, click here.

German super fan gets James Arthur tattoo

Ines Koch from Germany is a super fan of Middlesbrough's James Arthur Credit: Ines Koch

A James Arthur super fan from Germany has had the X Factor star's face tattooed on her leg.

Ines Koch from Bergen spent over four hours having the tattoo done on her thigh.

The 25-year-old teacher says that she loves her tattoo and is more than proud of having it done.

James Arthur performing for fans in his home town of Middlesbrough Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The boy from Boro won the show at the end of last year and is now working on his debut album.

James Arthur Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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