BBC Music has announced Celeste as BBC Tunes Introducing Artist of the Calendar year 2019. Past winners of the award incorporate Catfish and The Bottlemen, Jack Garratt, Izzy Bizu, Declan McKenna and Tom Grennan.

Brighton-lifted British-Jamaican singer Celeste begun her journey with BBC Introducing in 2014 when she uploaded her observe ‘North Circular’ to the web site. Her debut EP, ‘The Milk and Honey’ was made by Lily Allen’s Financial institution Holiday break Information label soon just after. Following the results of her breakout singles ‚Both Sides of the Moon‘, ‚Lately‘ and ‚Father’s Son‘, the soul singer released her EP ‘Lately’ in early 2019. Her recent one, ‘Strange’, was highlighted on BBC Radio 1’s playlist. Celeste signed with Polydor final calendar year and is at present touring throughout Europe with Michael Kiwanuka forward of her April 2020 tour.

Celeste’s BBC New music Introducing highlights for 2019 involve accomplishing on Introducing levels at Glastonbury and SXSW Competition, recording a Maida Vale session that aired on BBC Radio 1, and the debut of her strike ‘Strange’ at The Lexington in February.

On currently being advised she had received the award by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Celeste explained:
“I done a music named ‘Strange’ that I wrote for the initially time at the BBC Songs Introducing show at the Lexington…you never ever know how you’re going to experience when you carry out anything for the initial time and how people are going to respond to it, and I had these types of a heat response and it appeared like it was a memorable tune for men and women in that moment…that was absolutely one of my highlights of the 12 months, so thank you very substantially!”

BBC Music Introducing, the BBC’s plan for rising musical talent, has presented a platform to propel the greatest new functions from across the United kingdom onto the nationwide phase since its launch in 2007. Slaves, Florence + The Device, The Significant Moon, Idles, The Shires, George Ezra, Freya Ridings, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Pale Waves, Sam Fender, Mahalia and Lewis Capaldi all acquired BBC New music Introducing assist at the start of their professions.

Presenter of BBC Introducing on Radio 1 Huw Stephens stated:
“Celeste has produced so lots of enthusiasts this year, and BBC Tunes Introducing have been so pleased and very pleased to assistance her talent at each individual offered option about the past couple a long time. On stage and on the airwaves, we have listened to Celeste at her outstanding ideal and her BBC Songs Introducing Artist of the Calendar year award is pretty deserved.”

Tom Billington, Editor of BBC Tunes Introducing said:
“At BBC New music Introducing we reside for those times when you listen to an artist for the initially time and they end you in your tracks. That is when you know they’re something particular, and that’s what occurred with Celeste. Through 2019 BBC Tunes Introducing has supplied Celeste every available chance to exhibit off her awesome expertise. From superb community radio aid at BBC New music Introducing in London with Jess Iszatt, to headlining our month-to-month Lexington gig, a Maida Vale session, a showcase at South By South West in Austin, Texas and a stunning afternoon efficiency at Glastonbury. Celeste has presented so many stand-out times with BBC Audio Introducing this year that we required to leading it off by offering her our optimum accolade.“

Hear to the complete interview with Celeste on BBC Introducing on Radio 1 with Huw Stephens from 11pm on Sunday December 8th.

Verify out our modern job interview with Celeste below:

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