The International Skating Union and Art on Ice are proud to announce that the guest star of the ISU Skating Awards will be none other than James Morrison, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and guitarist. He will be performing his famous hit “Wonderful World” to accompany some of the world’s greatest skaters. He has earned his global fame with hits such as “You Give Me Something” and “You Make it Real” without forgetting his critically acclaimed collaboration with Nelly Furtado titled “Broken Strings”. The audience of the ISU Skating Awards will have the honor of seeing him perform “Wonderful World”, on the ISU Skating Awards on July 10, 2021, that will be Streamed on ISU Skating Awards page from 16:00 CEST.
Morrison was influenced by the music his parents listened to at a young age. His mother was a soul enthusiast, while his father enjoyed folk and country music. In 2006, he achieved worldwide success with his “Undiscovered” album, that included “You Give Me Something”. It was top of the UK album Charts as of the first week of its release and made Morrison the best-selling Male Solo Artist of 2006 in the UK. In 2007 he received Best British Male Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards and, at a contest voted by the British public, was awarded the title of an AOL Breaker artist.
Morrison earned the respect of his own heroes, too. Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Paul Weller all invited Morrison to join them at shows. He even made a show-stealing appearance at an all-star celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of Stax Records during the 2017 Proms. “It doesn’t get much better than that!” he grins, his memory of performing with Stax legends Eddie Floyd, Booker T and Steve Cropper one that he’ll forever cherish.
Morrison is now working on music for a new album.
In the meantime, join him, hosts Tanith and Charlie White and the talented athletes in celebration of Figure Skating and discover who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 on July 10, 2021 and stay tuned for further announcements.
The ISU and Art on Ice have decided to hold a special edition of the ISU Skating Awards due to the challenging season dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the cancellation of numerous events. Because of the exceptional season and limited Figure Skating events, only the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented this year. However, the fans will be treated to an amazing show, highlighting skating at its finest, featuring some of the greatest athletes from around the world and some exclusive interviews.
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