Saturday 17 August
Four times BRIT nominated, RAYE is one of the most streamed artists in the world with over 3 billion streams of her music. In the UK she has a double-platinum, five platinum, four gold and four silver singles to her name, plus multiple international accreditations. She is also indisputably one of the UK's premier songwriters. Her songs have amassed over 3.5 billion streams, having written for some of the world’s biggest artists including: John Legend, Ellie Goulding, Khalid, David Guetta, Diplo, and Beyonce. In 2019 she was awarded The BMI Impact Award in recognition of her 'ground-breaking artistry, creative vision and impact on the future of music, in 2022 she was nominated for the Ivors Songwriter of the year and 2023 nominated for Best Contemporary Song. RAYE's highly anticipated new album 'My 21st Century Blues' is a deeply personal 13-song body of work – touching on everything from RAYE’s painful experiences in the music industry to sexual abuse, rape, body dysmorphia, addiction, misogyny, and even climate change. It's RAYE on her own terms. These are songs made by RAYE for RAYE, but inspire anyone who has faced and overcome adversity. The success surrounding RAYE’s return to music in 2022 is exponential. "Escapism." catapulted to viral TikTok fame last month with over 700 million cumulative streams and 30 million monthly Spotify listeners. The huge UK No.1 single is rapidly turning into a global smash, hitting the Top 10 in Australia, Norway, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands, whilst in the USA it is just outside the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.