Georgia (musician)

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Georgia
AIM independent music awards 2019 21 (cropped).jpg
Barnes at the 2019 AIM Awards
Background information
Birth nameGeorgia Rose Harriet Barnes
Born (1990-02-06) 6 February 1990 (age 32)
London, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
  • singer
  • drummer
Instrument(s)
  • Percussion
  • synthesizers
  • vocals
Years active2015–present
Labels
Websitegeorgiauk.com

Georgia Rose Harriet Barnes (born 6 February 1990),[1][2][3] known mononymously as Georgia, is an English record producer, songwriter, singer, rapper and drummer. The daughter of Leftfield cofounder Neil Barnes, Georgia began her music career as a drummer for artists such as Kwes and Kae Tempest. She began her career as a singer and record producer with the release of her debut studio album Georgia (2015). Her second studio album Seeking Thrills was released in January 2020.

Georgia is signed to the label Domino.[4] In 2018 she released the song "Started Out".[5] In 2019 she performed at the Glastonbury Festival[6] and won the Association of Independent Music's One to Watch award in association with BBC Music Introducing.[7][8]

Vice have described her sound as "euphoric, late-night dance", while her 2015 self-titled album was compared to Missy Elliot and MIA.[9] Talking about her 2019 single "About Work the Dancefloor" with Sean Tayler from Futuremag Music, Georgia shared "I made this song after a weekend in Berlin entirely dancing in a few clubs and I realised how important the dancefloor is to people to give them a certain relief from their everyday activities".[10]

Her album Seeking Thrills was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize 2020.

Early life[edit]

Georgia Rose Harriet Barnes was born in London; her father is Neil Barnes, the cofounder and keyboardist of English electronic music group Leftfield. As a child, Georgia was a footballer who had played in youth squads associated with Queens Park Rangers W.F.C. and Arsenal W.F.C. She left football after the death of her coach, when she described things as getting "too intense".[11]

Barnes attended the BRIT School in the London Borough of Croydon, where she began playing the drums professionally.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

In a 2019 interview with Billboard, Barnes discussed her decision to quit alcohol and become vegan.[13]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
[14]
UK
Indie

[15]
UK
Down

[16]
BEL
(FL)

[17]
Georgia[18][19]
  • Released: 7 August 2015
  • Label: Domino
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
Seeking Thrills[20][21]
  • Released: 10 January 2020
  • Label: Domino
  • Format: Vinyl, CD, digital download, streaming
24 1 5 139

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[17]
BEL
(WA)
Tip

[17]
MEX
Airplay

[22]
US
Dance

[23]
2015 "Move Systems" Georgia
"Nothing Solutions"
2017 "Feel It" Seeking Thrills
2018 "Mellow"
"Started Out" 26 31
2019 "About Work the Dancefloor" 44 [A] 5
"Never Let You Go" 36 [B] 12
2020 "24 Hours" 41 40 30
2021 "Get Me Higher"
(with David Jackson)
TBA

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK AUS CAN NL SCO US
"Location Unknown"
(Honne featuring Georgia)
2018 Love Me / Love Me Not
"Days Forever"
(Suicideyear featuring Georgia)
Color The Weather
"Summer Blues"
(Ragz Originale featuring Georgia)
Nature
"Xhosa"
(Africa Express featuring Otim Alpha, Moonchild Sanelly, Damon Albarn, Georgia, Nick Zinner, BCUC, Blk Jks & Blue May)
2019 Africa Express Presents: Molo
"City In Lights"
(Africa Express featuring Nick Zinner, Otim Alpha, Mahotella Queens & Georgia)
Egoli
"Mama"
(Africa Express featuring Radio 123, Georgia & Otim Alpha)
"Live Like We're Dancing"
(Mura Masa featuring Georgia)
2020 R.Y.C
"Aries"
(Gorillaz featuring Peter Hook & Georgia)
Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Work Result Ref.
2019 Rober Awards Music Prize Floorfiller of the Year "About Work the Dancefloor" Nominated [24]
AIM Independent Music Awards Independent Track of the Year Nominated [25]
One to Watch Herself Won
MTV Europe Music Award Best Push Act Nominated
BBC Sound of 2020 Longlisted
Popjustice £20 Music Prize Best British Pop Single "About Work the Dancefloor" Won [26]
2020 NME Awards Best British Song Nominated [27]
Best Song in the World Nominated
Mercury Prize Best Album Seeking Thrills Nominated
Best Art Vinyl Best Vinyl Art Nominated [28]
MTV EMA Awards Best Push Herself Nominated
2021 GAFFA Awards Best International Solo Act Nominated [29]
Best International Album Seeking Thrills Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "About Work the Dancefloor" did not enter the bubbling under Ultratip chart, but was registered as an extra tip.
  2. ^ "Never Let You Go" did not enter the bubbling under Ultratip chart, but was registered as an extra tip.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnes, Georgia Rose Harriet. "ASCAP Ace Search". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Georgia Rose Harriet BARNES - Personal Appointments". Companies House. Retrieved 10 January 2020. "Date of birth: February 1990" "Nationality: British" "Occupation: Musician"{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  3. ^ Georgia [@_georgiauk] (6 February 2016). "Thank you for all the birthday wishes" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "Georgia | Artists | Domino". Domino Recording Company. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  5. ^ Jones, Daisy (1 November 2018). "Georgia Is Back with a Euphoric, Late-Night Dance Sound". Vice. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Georgia – About Work The Dancefloor (Glastonbury 2019)". YouTube. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Inside the AIM Awards 2019 as Debbie Harry and Johnny Marr win big". Metro. 4 September 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Debbie Harry, Johnny Marr & Merlin CEO Charles Caldas Honored At AIM Independent Music Awards". Billboard.com. 4 September 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  9. ^ Jones, Daisy (1 November 2018). "Georgia Is Back with a Euphoric, Late-Night Dance Sound". Vice.com. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  10. ^ Tayler, Sean (1 May 2019). "Georgia Interview - Working the Dancefloor". Futuremagmusic.org.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ a b Elan, Priya (29 June 2015). "One to watch: Georgia". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Listen to "About Work the Dancefloor" by Georgia", Pitchfork.com, retrieved 6 September 2019
  13. ^ "A Date With Georgia, the Singer and Producer Who's Making Waves in the UK and Beyond". Billboard.com. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Georgia | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50: 17 January 2020". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Official Album Downloads Chart Top 100: 17 January 2020". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  17. ^ a b c "Discografie Georgia". Ultratop. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  18. ^ "Georgia by Georgia". Apple Music. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  19. ^ "Georgia - Georgia". Discogs. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  20. ^ "Seeking Thrills by Georgia". Apple Music. 10 January 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  21. ^ "Georgia - Seeking Thrills". Discogs. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  22. ^ "Georgia Chart History: Mexico Ingles Airplay". Billboard.com. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  23. ^ "Georgia Chart History: Hot Dance/Electronic Songs". Billboard.com. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  24. ^ "The Rober Awards 2019 Music Poll". Roberawards.com. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  25. ^ "AIM announces 2019 Independent Music Awards nominees". Completemusicupdate.com. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  26. ^ "The Popjustice Twenty Quid Music Prize • Popjustice".
  27. ^ "NME Awards 2020: Winners". Nme.com. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  28. ^ "2020 Archives - Art Vinyl".
  29. ^ "GAFFA-PRISEN 2022 | GAFFA.dk".