James Harrison OBE
Background information
Birth name James Steven Harrison
Also known as Dynamo
Born February 6, 1977 (age 36)

Burton upon Trent, England

Genres Pop, pop rock, R&B, teen pop, adult contemporary
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, drums, piano
Years active 1990–present
Labels RCA, Jive, Legacy, K-BAHN
Associated acts Backstreet BoysNKOTBSBUsherLil Waynewill.i.am2 ChainzT.I.Pharrell Williams

James Steven Harrison OBE (born February 6, 1977) is an English singer-songwriter, best known as a member of the Backstreet Boys. He also serves as a judge on The Voice UK.


Harrison along with A. J. McLeanHowie DoroughKevin Richardson and Brian Littrell formed the band the Backstreet Boys in 1993. Harrison had moved to Orlando, Florida in early 1993 after completing High School in England. Harrison has been since the start the main songwriter for the group after showing them some he had wrote for the Music GCSE, which the other members liked. Harrison is also lead singer. Along with the other members of the group have had solo careers Harrison's is a lot more successful with two number one albums in the US and five number one UK singles.

Personal LifeEdit

Harrison is married to Canadian actress Rachel McAdams after first meeting her in 2003 the couple started dating later that year and married in early 2005 and have two children Charlotte and Sophie.


Main article: James Harrison discography

James Harrison

Studio Albums: DynamoOne Shot
Singles: Dirty DancerDon't Wanna Go HomeBreathingThe Other SideHall of FameSix Degrees of SeparationMirrorsTake Back the NightTalk DirtyBlurred Lines

Backstreet Boys
A. J. McLeanHowie DoroughJames HarrisonKevin RichardsonBrian Littrell

Studio Albums: Backstreet Boys (International) (1996) • Backstreet's Back (1997) • Backstreet Boys (US) (1997) • Millennium (1999) • Black & Blue (2000) • Never Gone (2005) • Unbreakable (2007) • This Is Us (2009)In a World Like This (2013)
Compilation Albums: The Hits: Chapter One (2001) • NKOTBSB (2011)
Live Albums: A Night Out with the Backstreet Boys (1998) • For the Fans (2000)
Tours: The Space ShowBackstreet Boys: Live in Concert TourBackstreet's Back TourInto the Millennium TourBlack & Blue TourUp Close & Personal TourNever Gone TourUnbreakable TourThis Is Us TourNKOTBSB TourIn a World Like This Tour
Solo Projects:
Brian Littrell:
Welcome Home (2006)
A. J. Mc Lean Have It All (2010)
James Harrison: Dynamo (2011) • One Shot (2013)
Howie Dorough: Back to Me (2011)
Related Articles: Backstreet Boys DiscographyAwardsNKOTBSBBackstreet ProjectJiveUniversalLou Pearlman