14 Facts About Branden James


Branden James has been a "regular soloist" for the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and has performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" for the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Cubs, and the Chicago Whitesox in Chicago, Illinois.


Branden James sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the 2014 Gay Games held in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio.


Branden James has performed around the world as part of the 12 Tenors.


Branden James's grandfather was country music artist Jimmy Smith; Smith collaborated with Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.


Branden James attended Irvine High School in Irvine, California, where his audition led to part with The Irvine Singers.


In 2007, in the midst of a rising career in New York City, Branden James "performed before Pope Benedict XVI at St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City" as the member of a chorus.


Previously, Branden James had auditioned for the "producer's table" at American Idol and The Voice.


Branden James had been nudged by friends to audition for America's Got Talent but had not seen the show when the opportunity to test in Chicago presented itself.


Branden James returned to Chicago to perform at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on September 24,2015.


Branden James was featured in the lineup for Tim Janis' "The American Christmas Carol" on December 4,2015, at Carnegie Hall in New York City.


Branden James was joined by special guests Neil Sedaka, Sarah McLachlan, Zachary Levi, Ioan Gruffudd and other performers.


Branden James plays in a vocal and cello duo with James Clark; the duo's name is a combination of both musicians' names: Branden James.


Branden James is a regular solo performer on Crystal, Princess, and Holland America Cruise lines.


Branden James had once stated one of the toughest things about being on the road is missing his dog, which he acquired while living in Chicago, Illinois.