FilmInstitute13th January 2020
British singer-songwriter and winner of BRITs Rising Star award Celeste has picked up yet another accolade this week, winning the BBC's Sound Of 2020 poll of 170 music critics, broadcasters, festival bookers and previous nominees.The 25 year-old collected her award last month for BRITs Rising Star, which celebrates the best new British talent in the industry, attaining the top spot ahead of fellow nominees Beabadoobee and Joy Crookes. For the first time in the award's history, the Rising Star winner will be able to perform at this year's BRITs ceremony, sharing the stage with a host of other incredible artists.The LA-born musician has now picked up where she left off, surpassing indie-quintet Easy Life to win the BBC Sound Of 2020 poll, which is judged by 170 music critics, broadcasters, festival bookers and previous nominees, which include Lewis Capaldi, Chvrches and Billie Eilish.
Winning both accolades also means she joins just a handful of artists, including Adele, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding, to have won both the BRITs Rising Star award and the BBC Sound poll. Prior to this, Celeste picked up the Vevo DSCVR Artist To Watch award at the 2019 A&R Awards in November, presented by MBW and Abbey Road Studios.
We spoke to Celeste when she came to Studio Three to record her live version of Strange. Watch her talk about her beginnings in the industry, recording at Abbey Road and the music she's currently listening to:You can also watch her performance of her single Strange in Studio Three as well as her debut on Later... With Jools Holland below: