Jade Bird

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Jade Bird
Jade Bird 09 07 2018 -17 (43969330274).jpg
Bird in 2018
Background information
Birth nameJade Elizabeth Bird
Born (1997-10-01) 1 October 1997 (age 21)[1]
Hexham, Northumberland, England
OriginCroydon, South London
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active2015–present

Jade Elizabeth Bird[2] (born 1 October 1997 in Hexham, England)[3] is a British singer, songwriter and musician. Her debut EP Something American was released in July 2017. Rolling Stone described her vocals as "raw and robust" with Tony Visconti stating "she sings so adroitly, she's very intelligent as a singer and there's nothing she can't do" [4]

Early life[edit]

Bird and her family lived in London when she was two years old and on a German military base when she was five. Her parents separated when she was seven or eight years and she moved to Bridgend, South Wales to live with her grandmother and mother. She began learning piano at age eight and starting playing guitar and writing songs when she was 12. At age 16, she moved back to London with her mother and stepfather to attend the BRIT School in Croydon which she graduated from in 2016. While at the BRIT School, she performed gigs several times a week.[5][6] During her Piano Session with Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 in October 2017, she noted that she had travelled around as a child due to being in an Army family. She lived in the United States, South Wales, Chesterfield and Mönchengladbach, Germany which had a big influence on her music.[7]


In 2017, she began touring in the United States with Brent Cobb.[8] She played a showcase event at South by South West in Austin, Texas in March 2017 and later in the year she opened for both First Aid Kit, Son Little and London Grammar.[9][6] Bird's band consists of Will Rees (Mystery Jets) on guitar, Matt Johnson on drums and bassist Linus Fenton. In 2017, Jade Bird was nominated for the ANCHOR 2017. The award is linked to the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. She was a finalist for the BBC Sound Of award in 2018. Her debut EP, "Something American", was recorded in the Catskill Mountains in Palenville and Woodstock in upstate New York.[10].



Title Details
Jade Bird

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Something American


List of singles, showing year released, peak chart positions and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"Lottery"[13] 2018 1[14] Jade Bird
"Furious"[15] non-album single
"Uh Huh"[16] 3[17] Jade Bird
"Love Has All Been Done Before"[18]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, showing year released, and album name
Title Year Album
"I Get No Joy"[19] 2019 Jade Bird

Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, showing year released, and album name
Title Year Album
"Don't Stop"[20] 2018 Vanity Fair

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Work Result
2017 BBC Sound of 2018 Herself Included
Ticketweb Ones To Watch 2018
2018 Radio X Best Songs Of 2018 "Love Has All Been Done Before"
Great X-Pectations 2019 Herself
2019 MTV Push Ones To Watch 2019 Nominated[25]


  1. ^ "Jade Bird is a Rising Star | Princeton Tonight Interview". YouTube. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Songwriter/Composer: Bird, Jade Elizabeth". BMI. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Jade Bird Something American EP Out Today on Glassnote Records". Broadway World. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  4. ^ ANCHOR Award (2017-10-04), ANCHOR 2017 winner portrait - JADE BIRD, retrieved 2018-10-22
  5. ^ "Jade Bird interview: I gigged five times a week while doing my A-levels". standard.co.uk. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  6. ^ a b "See U.K. country music breakout Jade Bird cover 'Grinnin' In Your Face'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Jade Bird Piano Session". BBC Radio. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  8. ^ "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: July 2017". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  9. ^ "SXSW Schedule 2017: Jade Bird". South by South West. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  10. ^ "BBC Music Sound Of 2018: Jade Bird". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Jade Bird by Jade Bird". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Something American - EP by Jade Bird". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Lottery - Single by Jade Bird". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Billboard Charts: Triple A". Billboard. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Furious - Single by Jade Bird". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Uh Huh - Single by Jade Bird". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Billboard Charts: Triple A". Billboard. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Love Has All Been Done Before- Single by Jade Bird". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Hear Jade Bird's Rapid-Fire New Song 'I Get No Joy'". Rolling Stone. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Vanity Fair by Various Artists". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  21. ^ "BBC Music Sound of 2018: The Longlist". BBC. 26 November 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Ones To Watch 2018". Ticketweb. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  23. ^ "Radio X's Best Songs Of 2018". Radio X. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  24. ^ "The Best New Music, Artists And Bands For 2019". Radio X. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  25. ^ "voting for mtv push: ones to watch 2019 is open!". MTV. 14 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2019.

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