Becky Hill

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Becky Hill
Background information
Birth nameRebecca Claire Hill
Born (1994-02-14) 14 February 1994 (age 25)[1]
OriginBewdley, Worcestershire, England[2]
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2012–present
Associated acts

Rebecca Claire "Becky" Hill (born 14 February 1994)[1] is an English singer and songwriter from Bewdley, Worcestershire.[2] She rose to prominence after appearing on the first series of The Voice UK, auditioning with John Legend's "Ordinary People". She joined Jessie J's team and reached the semi-final of the competition. On 29 June 2014 she became the first The Voice UK contestant to score a UK number 1 when the song, "Gecko (Overdrive)" with Oliver Heldens topped the UK Singles Chart.[3]


Becky Hill's mother is Susan Hill, of English and Welsh descent. Her father is Stephen Hill who is of English ancestry. From Walsall he is a keen Walsall FC supporter. Becky began making music at the age of 14 and started performing in a band called Shaking Trees – receiving BBC Introducing support from the likes of Andrew Marston at BBC Hereford & Worcester who selected her band to perform at the Nozstock Festival of Performing Arts,[4] as well as a live session for Adam Green and Josh Withey at BBC Radio Shropshire.[5]

2012: The Voice[edit]

Hill has appeared in a number of live performances for YouTube, including a web series called The Rebelations. She auditioned for the first series of The Voice UK, and at the blind auditions she performed "Ordinary People". Judges Jessie J and turned around for her, the only coaches with an available space on their teams. She opted to join Jessie. In the battle rounds she competed against Indie and Pixie performing the song "Irreplaceable", she won the battle and progressed to the live shows. She got to the Semi-final stage of the competition where she was eliminated.

2013–2017: Breakthrough and Eko EP[edit]

Since appearing on The Voice UK, versions of David Guetta's "She Wolf" and "Not Giving In" by Rudimental have been published, as have covers of Paolo Nutini's "Last Request" and Alex Clare's "Too Close". Hill featured on Rudimental's track "Powerless", taken from their debut album Home. She also provided cover for Ella Eyre's vocals for Rudimental's set at Glastonbury 2013, Bestival 2013, Wakestock 2013 and Lovebox 2013. Hill provided vocals for and co-wrote Wilkinson's song Afterglow,[6][7] which peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart in October 2013,[8] the song also peaked at number 1 on the UK Dance Chart. "Powerless" received a full single release on 23 February 2014. The song peaked at number 73 on the UK Singles Chart. Hill appeared on and co-wrote a vocal version of Oliver Heldens' "Gecko", renamed "Gecko (Overdrive)", alongside MNEK. The song topped the UK Singles Chart on 29 June 2014 thus making her the first The Voice UK contestant to achieve a number 1.[9]

On 9 November 2014 she released a single, "Losing", which was produced by MNEK and intended to be the lead single from her solo album with then label Parlophone Records. The single debuted at number 56 on the UK Singles Chart.[10] Hill co-wrote Australian recording artist Reigan Derry's debut single "All of the Pieces".[11] In July 2015, French house producer Watermät released a vocal version of his track "Frequency" with Becky Hill as joint lead artist. The track was renamed to "All My Love".[3]

In early 2016, she announced that she was songwriting with pop sensation CocknBullKid. In May 2016 she released her first proper single in two years, entitled "Back to My Love", featuring vocals from rapper Little Simz. It was said to be the lead single off of her debut album, but was later included in the Eko EP, released in August 2017. During the summer, she collaborated with a number of artists. Her first was with DJ and record producer MK on his single "Piece of Me". The second was with Matoma on his breakthrough single "False Alarm". In the late months of 2016, she announced a second single from her EP, entitled "Warm". It was co-written with MNEK and produced by Shift K3Y. In the end of March 2017, she released a third single, entitled "Rude Love". The song was co-written and produced by MNEK. The music video was released in April and sparked the launch of her official VEVO channel on YouTube.

In May 2017, Hill signed a worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV and also guest presented an episode of CBBC's The Playlist. Following from this, Hill released a fourth single "Unpredictable" from the Eko EP, along with the EP itself in August 2017 as the final release from her own independent label Eko Music Limited.[12] "Unpredictable" was co-written by Karen Poole and MNEK, who is also responsible for production.

2017–present: Debut studio album[edit]

Hill announced in August 2017 that she had signed a worldwide record deal with Polydor Records, through which her debut album will be released in 2018. Upon signing her record deal, manager Alex Martin was quoted saying "Becky is at an incredibly exciting stage in her career. The public have only seen a small amount of Becky as a solo artist and what she can do and we were looking for the right partner to work with to take that further".[12] Since signed to the label, she has been working on her debut album. Her working affiliate MNEK has been said to have worked with her on a lot of new material and is said to be the executive producer for the album.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Award Result
2015 MTV Brand New For 2015[13] Nominated


Extended plays[edit]

Title Details


As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK Dance
"Gecko (Overdrive)"
(with Oliver Heldens)
2014 1 1 71 35 23 30 48 2 55 23 Non-album singles
"Losing" 56 60
"All My Love"
(with Watermät and TAI)
2015 115 28 62
"Back to My Love"
(featuring Little Simz)
2016 Eko EP
"Piece of Me"
(with MK)
37 13 53 43 Non-album single
"False Alarm"
(with Matoma)
28 14 51 15 11 Hakuna Matoma
"Warm" Eko EP
"Rude Love" 2017
"Sunrise in the East" 2018 TBA
"Back & Forth"[25]
(with MK and Jonas Blue)
12 11
"I Could Get Used to This"[27]
(with Weiss)
2019 67
"Wish You Well"
(with Sigala)
15 37
5 64
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK Dance
"Afterglow" (uncredited)
(Wilkinson featuring Becky Hill)
2013 8 1 15 Lazers Not Included
(Rudimental featuring Becky Hill)
2014 73 19 90 Home

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year
"Caution to the Wind" 2014

Songwriting credits[edit]

List of songs written or co-written for other artists
Title Year Artist Album
"All I See" 2014 Bondax Non-album single
"Last All Night (Koala)"
(featuring KStewart)
Oliver Heldens
"It'll All End in Tears" 2015 Andrea Faustini Kelly
(featuring Arlissa)
2016 Tough Love Past Present Future
"Love's Just A Feeling"
(featuring Rooty)
Lindsey Stirling Brave Enough
(with KStewart)
2017 WHTKD Non-album single
"Word of Mouth"
(featuring Bree Runway)
2018 Metroplane
"Crazy World" MNEK Language
"Watch Love Die" Melo Moreno Colours
"All Day and Night" 2019 Jax Jones, Martin Solveig & Madison Beer Europa


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  4. ^ "BBC Hereford & Worcester – BBC Introducing in Hereford & Worcester, Andrew Marston introduces live music from Becky Hill (Bewdley)". 4 May 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  5. ^ "BBC News – Becky Hill's Shaking Trees' BBC Introducing session". 27 May 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Wilkinson – 'Afterglow. Ft. Becky Hill". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Wilkinson – Afterglow ft. Becky Hill". Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  8. ^ "WILKINSON". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill claim UK number one single with 'Gecko' – Music News". Digital Spy. 29 June 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Official Charts - Becky Hill (artist page)". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Reigan Derry". Rush Entertainment. Archived from the original on 23 December 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Becky Hill signs to Polydor". Music Week. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  13. ^ "MTV's Brand New For 2015 Nominees announced". MTV. 24 November 2014.
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  16. ^ Peak positions in Australia:
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  21. ^ a b Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
  22. ^ "Discografie Becky Hill". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  23. ^ "Discografie Becky Hill". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  24. ^ a b c d "Certified Awards" (enter "Becky Hill" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry.
  25. ^ Rees, Katrina (9 September 2018). "MK, Jonas Blue and Becky Hill team up on 'Back & Forth'". CelebMix. Archived from the original on 10 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  26. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  27. ^ Rees, Katrina (30 March 2019). "Becky Hill teams up with Weiss on new single 'I Could Get Used To This'". CelebMix. Archived from the original on 12 April 2019. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  28. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  29. ^ "BRIT Certified - bpi" (enter "Afterglow" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 1 March 2019.

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