Jess Glynn

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jess-glynne mobo awadrs 2015 nominee after party

The deep and soulful vocal tone of London-based Jess Glynne became widely known when streams of “My Love,” her collaboration with Route 94 — the house-focused alias of dubstep producer Dream — appeared online in late 2013. The track went on to hit the U.K. number one spot in March 2014, but not before “Rather Be,” featuring another Glynne guest spot — this time with the inventive chamber music-meets-house act Clean Bandit — had reached the same chart position that January. “Home,” a solo track produced and written by Bless Beats of Big Life Management, appeared online that February. Two further singles became Glynne’s first to chart under her own name: both “Right Here” and “Real Love” (the latter featuring Clean Banditagain) hit the British Top Ten before the end of the year. In 2015 Glynne hit number one again as a featured act (on Tinie Tempah’s “Not Letting Go”), but she also topped the chart as a solo act with “Hold My Hand.” Glynne’s debut full-length, I Cry When I Laugh, followed in August of 2015 on Atlantic. Buoyed by her success on the singles charts, I Cry When I Laugh debuted at number one on the U.K. albums chart.