Jay-Z wants James Arthur

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Simon Cowell might have to keep a close eye on X Factor champ James Arthur… Jay-Z wants to sign him!

There were plenty of ‘what the heck’ moments on X Factor this year, and it looks like they’re going to keep on coming even after the show has ended.

Newspaper reports today claim that Jay-Z wants to sign winner James Arthur to his Roc Nation label. Apparently, he thinks he could help James make the leap from teatime TV to global superstar, and is willing to get his cheque book out to steal the 24-year old singer from Simon Cowell.

“Jay-Z is a keen spotter of British talent and is already involved with Rita Ora and K Koke, and worked with Tinchy Stryder and Sugababes too,” said a source close to the rap hero.

“He is convinced James can follow One Direction’s lead and break into the American market.”

They added: “Jay knows what kind of music James should be making and that’s gritty and edgy. He feels his team could master an album of worldwide hits.”

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