Anne-Marie

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Anne-Marie
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Anne-Marie performing in 2017
Born
Anne-Marie Rose Nicholson

(1991-04-07) 7 April 1991 (age 30)
East Tilbury, Essex, England
Occupation
  • Singer
Years active2013–present
Musical career
Genres
Labels
Associated acts
Websiteiamannemarie.com

Anne-Marie Rose Nicholson (born 7 April 1991)[2] is an English singer. She has attained charting singles on the UK Singles Chart, including Clean Bandit's "Rockabye", featuring Sean Paul, which peaked at number one, as well as "Alarm", "Ciao Adios", "Friends", "2002" and "Don't Play".[3] Her debut studio album, Speak Your Mind, was released on 27 April 2018, and peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart.[4] She was nominated for four awards at the 2019 Brit Awards, including Best British Female Solo Artist. In 2015, she signed a record deal with Asylum (a sub-label of Atlantic Records) and began releasing her work through the label. Since 2021, she has been a coach on the tenth series of The Voice UK.

Early life[edit]

Anne-Marie was born and raised in East Tilbury in Essex.[5] Her father, a builder and handyman is from the East End of London, while her mother, a teacher is from Essex.[6][7] She has one sister, Samantha.[8] She appeared in two West End productions as a child—Les Misérables when she was six,[9] and Whistle Down the Wind, alongside Jessie J, when she was 12.[1]

Anne-Marie is a black belt in Shotokan karate, having started taking karate lessons aged nine.[10] She won Double Gold in the 2002 Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association World Championships, Gold and Silver in the 2007 Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association World Championships, and Gold in the United Kingdom Traditional Karate Federation National Championships.[11][12] She credits this with teaching her "discipline and focus – basically everything I need for this career"[13] but now does not have time to practise it frequently, due to her performing commitments.[10] She attended Palmer's College in Thurrock as a teenager.

Career[edit]

2013–2015: Career beginnings and Karate[edit]

Anne-Marie performing with Rudimental at V Festival 2014

Anne-Marie cut a solo demo for Rocket Records in 2013 called "Summer Girl".[1] Her solo career was curtailed for her to develop herself as an artist;[14] in the interim, she guested on tracks by Magnetic Man, Gorgon City and Raized by Wolves, after which she caught the attention of Rudimental;[1] one of their vocalists left, and so they asked Anne-Marie to replace her.[13] She featured on four tracks on their album We the Generation,[9] of which two were co-features with Dizzee Rascal and Will Heard;[1] the latter, "Rumour Mill",[15] reached number 67 on the UK Singles Chart.[16] She spent two years touring alongside them.[14] On 10 June 2015, Anne-Marie released her debut EP Karate, which went out on the new label Major Tom's; two singles were released from it, "Karate" and "Gemini", which led to Anne-Marie making her first solo live performances.[1] That November she released "Do It Right", which peaked at number 90 on the UK Singles Chart.[16] It was originally intended to appear on Anne-Marie's debut full-length album,[1] which at the time, had the working title of Breathing Fire.[17]

2016–2018: Speak Your Mind[edit]

On 20 May 2016, Anne-Marie released "Alarm", the first single from her debut album.[18] It spent one week at number 76 in June before resurfacing a month later; it later peaked at number 2[16] and was certified Platinum in the UK.[19] In October 2016, Anne-Marie was confirmed to play at the thirty-first edition of Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, Netherlands.[20] The same month, Clean Bandit released their song "Rockabye", with Anne-Marie as main vocalist and featuring Jamaican rapper Sean Paul.[21] It spent nine consecutive weeks at number one, and gained the coveted Christmas number one.[22] The song has since been certified multi-platinum across most of Europe, North America, and Oceania.

Anne-Marie performing at the SWR3 New Pop Festival in 2017
Anne-Marie performing at the Queen's 92nd birthday party in 2018

On 10 March 2017, Anne-Marie released "Ciao Adios",[23] which she had previously performed live at KOKO on 28 November 2016. The single became a top 10 hit in the UK, charting at number nine and being certified Platinum by the BPI.[19] Anne-Marie's next single saw her collaborate with Snakehips on "Either Way", which also featured Joey Badass.[24] On 21 September Anne-Marie released "Heavy",[25] followed by "Then" on 15 December.[26] In 2018, Anne-Marie collaborated with Marshmello on "Friends". The song was released on 9 February 2018,[27] and was Anne-Marie's second top five UK hit as a lead artist.[28] On 22 February, Anne-Marie announced that her debut studio album, Speak Your Mind, would be released on 27 April 2018.[4] Prior to the release of her album, Anne-Marie released the single "2002" on 20 April in response to constant urging by Ed Sheeran, the co-creator of the song.[29] In July 2018, Anne-Marie featured on a David Guetta song titled "Don't Leave Me Alone", which peaked at 18 on the UK Singles chart. In November 2018, Anne-Marie and James Arthur recorded "Rewrite the Stars" from The Greatest Showman for the re-recording of its soundtrack, The Greatest Showman: Reimagined.[30]

Anne-Marie performing at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards

2019–present: The Voice UK, single releases and Therapy[edit]

In 2019, Anne-Marie featured on the single "Fuck, I'm Lonely" by American singer Lauv for the soundtrack of 13 Reasons Why: Season 3. The single was released on 1 August 2019.[31] Anne-Marie released the song "Birthday" on 7 February 2020. On Mother's Day 2020, Anne-Marie released the song "Her". "To Be Young", was released on 17 July 2020, featuring American rapper Doja Cat.

On 28 August 2020, Anne-Marie featured on the Rudimental song "Come Over".

On 12 November 2020, Anne-Marie released the single "Problems".[32] On the same day, her documentary, How To Be Anne-Marie, was released on YouTube Originals. The documentary gives light to the fans and a closer look about her personal life and her "time away from the limelight". Her documentary also features fellow celebrities, including Little Mix[33]

On 2 January 2021, she made her first appearance as the newest coach for the tenth series of The Voice UK, replacing Meghan Trainor.[34] A member of her team, Craig Eddie, won Series 10, making her first win on her first series as a coach.

On 15 January 2021, Anne-Marie released the single "Don't Play" in collaboration with British YouTuber and rapper-singer KSI and English DJ and producer Digital Farm Animals as the lead single from her second studio album.[35]

Anne-Marie contributed vocals on the song "Way Too Long" in collaboration with Nathan Dawe and MoStack on 9 April 2021.

On 23 April 2021, Anne-Marie collaborated with Singaporean singer JJ Lin in the song "Bedroom", which was Lin's seventh track in his EP "Like You Do".[36][37]

On 13 May 2021, Anne-Marie announced the single "Our Song" with Niall Horan as the third single from her upcoming second studio album. The song was released on 21 May 2021, the same day she announced the title of her second album Therapy, which was released on 23 July 2021.[38]

Personal life[edit]

In 2018, Anne-Marie revealed that she is attracted to both men and women, but that she doesn't identify with the label bisexual. She said, "I just feel like I'm attracted to who I like."[39][40]

Anne-Marie has opened up about her struggle with anxiety. She said that therapy helped her "face her demons during lockdown".[41]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

Filmography[edit]

Year Name Role Notes
2020 How To Be Anne-Marie Herself Documentary
2021 The Voice UK Coach Tenth Season

Tours[edit]

Headlining[edit]

Supporting[edit]

  • ÷ Tour (Europe and North America legs) (2017–18)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result Ref.
2016 MTV Europe Music Award Herself Best Push Act Nominated
MTV Brand New MTV Brand New Won
MOBO Awards Best Newcomer Nominated
2017 Nordoff Robins O2 Silver Clef Awards Jack Daniel Best Newcomer Award Won
Brit Awards Critics' Choice Nominated
British Breakthrough Act Nominated
"Rockabye" (with Clean Bandit) British Single of the Year Nominated
British Video of the Year Eliminated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Dance/Electronic Song Nominated
LOS40 Music Awards International Song of the Year Nominated
Gaygalan International Song of the Year Nominated
MTV Europe Music Award Best Song Nominated
2018 Billboard Music Award Top Dance/Electronic Song Nominated
iHeartRadio Music Awards Dance Song of the Year Nominated
WDM Radio Awards Best Global Track Won
Herself Best Electronic Vocalist Nominated
Teen Choice Awards "Friends" (with Marshmello) Choice Music: Dance/Electronic Song Nominated
iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards Song of the Summer Nominated
Best Collaboration Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Japan Best New: International Won
Video of The Year Won
Melon Music Awards Best Pop Award Nominated
BreakTudo Awards Herself Artista em Ascensão Nominated
LOS40 Music Awards International New Artist of the Year Nominated
MTV Europe Music Award Best New Act Nominated
Best UK & Ireland Act Nominated
Brit Awards "Ciao Adios" British Video of the Year Eliminated
2019 Brit Awards Herself British Female Solo Artist Nominated [42]
Speak Your Mind British Album of the Year Nominated
"2002" British Single of the Year Nominated
British Video of the Year Nominated
Global Awards Best Song Nominated
Herself Best Female Nominated
Best British Artist or Group Nominated
Best Pop Won
iHeartRadio Music Awards "Rewrite the Stars" Best Cover Song Nominated
"Friends" (with Marshmello) Dance Song of the Year Nominated
Remarkable Women Awards 2019 Herself Artist of the Year Won
2020 Melon Music Awards "Birthday" Best Pop Award Nominated
Spotify Awards Herself Most-Streamed Female Artist on Consoles Nominated [43]
2021 British LGBT Awards Music Artist Pending [44]

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