Jamie Lawson (born December 1975) is a British singer-songwriter and musician. He was born and raised in St Budeaux, Plymouth, England. He was the first artist to be signed by Ed Sheeran’s new record label, Gingerbread Man Records. Lawson is best known for his hit single, “Wasn’t Expecting That”, and his self-titled album which peaked at number one on the UK Albums Chart in 2015.
Lawson released two studio albums, Last Night Stars and The Pull of the Moon, before the release of his single, “Wasn’t Expecting That”, in Ireland in 2011, however his success did not go beyond Ireland. Lawson’s popularity abroad began in 2015, when he was signed to Gingerbread Man Records and re-released his single, “Wasn’t Expecting That”.
In March 2015, Ed Sheeran revealed Lawson will be the first artist to be signed to his new label, Gingerbread Man Records. On 3 April 2015, Lawson re-released the single “Wasn’t Expecting That”. The single has peaked to number 3 in Australia and number 7 in New Zealand. On 21 May, it was confirmed that Lawson is the first artist to be signed by Sheeran’s newly formed label. The single hit the number 6 chart position in the UK on 8 October 2015 and was certified silver on 20 November 2015 by the British Phonographic Industry.
Lawson’s self-titled album, Jamie Lawson, was released worldwide on 16 October 2015, under Gingerbread Man Records. The album features “Wasn’t Expecting That” as the lead single, along with “Ahead of Myself” and “Cold in Ohio” as the second and third single of the album. The album was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry, denoting shipments of 100,000 copies.