The music industry is never short of new and upcoming artists, but not all make it to the top. The exception is usually of those whose arrival on the scene continues to make waves. Amongst those already making waves this year Grace Carter.
A BBC Sound of 2019 nominee, Grace Carter has recently supported UK heavyweights such as Dua Lipa, Jorja Smith, Mabel and Rag N Bone Man.
The 20-year-old is remarkably in touch with her emotions for a 20-year-old, and she is no stranger to strife.
Luckily for her and us, she has learned to channel that surge of emotion into music. This is evident in her single ‘Silhouette,’ where Carter demonstrates not only her musical maturity but also her ability to interweave intricate metaphors into her work.
Carter is symbolic of a new generation of young artists. She’s not just singing about partying — she is going to make you feel something.
Carter will be touring in her own right this year, following the release of new track ‘Why Her Not Me‘. She grew up in Brighton reportedly listening to the likes of Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone, which is evident in her powerful songwriting.
Armed with emotionally exposing songs and a once-seen-never-forgotten live presence, she’s definitely one to catch in the smaller venues while you can.
It’s been a phenomenal year for double GRAMMY nominated 23-year-old singer-songwriter with her breakthrough single “Boo’d Up” being certified quadruple-platinum and recently made history as the longest running #1 by a woman on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.
The follow up “Trip” broke into the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 and is certified gold. Following the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, Ella has received two Grammy nominations for ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Best R&B Song’ for her single Boo’d Up and will set out on her first headline UK tour finishing at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.
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