Celeste: ‘I’ve been writing eight years to get to this point’

The coronavirus crisis scuppered her immediate plans for the future, but the singer-songwriter is determined that her upcoming debut album will make a splash regardless

28th June, 2020
Celeste: ‘I’ve been writing eight years to get to this point’
Celeste, the BBC Sound of 2020 winner, is grateful for the accolade but says she is no overnight success

Imagine the scenario: it’s January and you’ve just been announced by BBC Music as the winner of its Sound of 2020 competition. This is the competition from which dreams are made: previous winners include the chart-topping artists Adele, Haim and Sigrid. The accolade isn’t merely a nod to talent, it ensures that your music makes it onto radio playlists around the world, that you get booked as a headline act for festivals and that every...

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