Harry James Byart (born 11 March 1994), better known by his stage name Fugative, is a British rapper, songwriter and record producer. He worked with Kirk Burrowes for a week in April 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia the former manager of Mary J. Blige and co-founder of Bad Boy Records after Burrowes was contacted by Byart's mother Gloria who previously managed Marvin Gaye. . Fugative has toured with Basshunter and has been favourably received by BBC Radio One's Nick Grimshaw who proclaimed, "I want this kid's nuts!" on his Switch radio show. Fugative also released "The Departure" Mixtape in 2010. Fugative admitted during an interview with Jameela Jamil to be dating Nagiiba Georgiou Abdulah after meeting her through close friends confirming several months of media speculation about a romantic relationship between the pair.In early September 2011, it was widely reported that the couple had ended their relationship after approximately two years together. They reconciled later that month. However, in January 2012, it was reported that Fugative and Georgiou Abdulah had broken up again.
His debut single, "It's Summertime", peaked at number two in the UK Urban Chart before remaining in the top five for 17 consecutive weeks. This was followed by the release of "Jimmy Shoe" on 6 April 2009. In April 2009 he travelled for a week to Atlanta, Georgia to work with Kirk Burrowes and various producers. His third single, "Supafly" reached #48 in the UK Singles chart. He released his fourth single "Crush", in the UK on 10 May 2010, it reached #26 in the Official UK Charts. It remains Fugative's best chart performance so far. On 25 July 2010, a fifth single, "Bad Girl" feat. Celeste Scalone was released, but peaked at a lower #59. Fugative confirmed his first studio album will be called No Goin Home In August 2010 he announced that he had signed a record deal in Japan and went there for five days in November 2010. He was believed to be going on an Asia tour in the summer of 2011 these plans are thought to have been scrapped. A sixth single, "Go Hard" featuring MZ Bratt and Wiley will be released on 27 February 2011. Fugative released his seventh single "Home" on 4 September 2011, featuring Ed Sheeran and Sway. In 2012 Fugative released a blog previewing a new single called Sun Don't Shine this has not yet been released.But in September 2012 Fugative uploaded a new single on YouTube called OTT and this was released on iTunes on 6 January 2013 this is the first single from his up and coming EP. The second single from the EP is called Charlie Sheen and was released on the 30th June 2013. Fugative has said that his EP will be released in early 2014.
Peak chart positions
UK Urban Chart
"Go Hard", (Feat. Mz. Brattz & Wiley)
The Departure Mixtape
"Home", (Feat. Ed Sheeran & Sway)
List of albums, with selected chart positions
Peak chart positions
Where The Story Ends
1st studio EP,
Released: TBC 2014,
Labels: Runaway Recordings,
Formats: digital download,