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Katy B

One of the brightest young vocalists in UK dance music, Katy B brought the London dubstep scene into the pop charts with a string of dancefloor anthems. A graduate of the BRIT School, which produced Amy Winehouse, Adele and Kate Nash, Katy B (real name Kathleen Brien) first rose to attention on the former pirate radio station Rinse FM, where she sang on white label tracks for MC Geeneus and a number of other producers under the name Baby Katy. Her debut solo single Katy On A Mission, produced by Benga, broke out of the clubs and shot into the UK charts as a Number 5 hit, while Lights On, her collaboration with Ms Dynamite, went one better reaching Number 4. Broken Record made it three Top 10 singles before debut album On A Mission (2011) became one of the most acclaimed of the year, reaching Number 2 and being nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. An unusually humble and down to earth singer and songwriter with a love of 1990s R&B and dance music, Katy B has gone on to team up with Mark Ronson to record Coca Cola's promotional song Anywhere In The World for the London 2012 Olympics.

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07-07-2011