Georgina Anderson

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Georgina Anderson
Born(1998-10-22)22 October 1998
Marske-by-the-Sea, Teesside, England, UK
Died14 November 2013(2013-11-14) (aged 15)
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2012–2013

Georgina Anderson (22 October 1998[1] – 14 November 2013[2]) was a singer from Marske-by-the-Sea, Teesside.[3] On 14 November 2013 she died after being diagnosed with stage four liver cancer. Her posthumous 2013 single, "Two Thirds of a Piece" reached number 63 on the UK Singles Chart.

Music career[edit]

In April 2013, Anderson uploaded a cover version of Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" to YouTube. The video accumulated over 300,000 views.[4] In early November, Anderson's second YouTube song—"Two Thirds of a Piece"—was played to 14,000 fans at Middlesbrough F.C. with Anderson in attendance.[5] "Two Thirds of a Piece" was released posthumously on 15 November, and had peaked at number 63 on the UK Singles Chart.

Death[edit]

Anderson died at age 15 after being diagnosed with stage four liver cancer,[3] having failed all available treatment options for her condition.[6]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[7]
2013 "Two Thirds of a Piece" 63 Non-album single

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Remembering". Justgiving.com. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  2. ^ "Cancer patient Georgina Anderson dreams of YouTube song hit". Gazettelive.co.uk. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Georgina Anderson: Teenage musician who died of cancer hits iTunes charts and receives Simon Cowell backing". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Georgina Anderson's song lands a place in the iTunes top 40 chart". Gazettelive.co.uk. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Campaign launched to get Georgina Anderson to No 1 in the charts". Northern Echo. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  6. ^ "'I'm so happy so many people have heard me sing', says teenage cancer patient". Gazettelive.co.uk. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Georgina Anderson > UK Charts". Official Charts Company.