Maisie Peters

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Maisie Peters
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Peters in 2022
Maisie Hannah Peters

(2000-05-28) 28 May 2000 (age 22)
Steyning, West Sussex, England
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2015–present
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar

Maisie Hannah Peters[1] (born 28 May 2000) is an English singer-songwriter. She is best known for her debut studio album You Signed Up for This which was released under Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread Man Records label.

Peters was previously signed to Atlantic Records, with which she released two EPs. She also curated the season two soundtrack to the British comedy series Trying.

Early life[edit]

Peters was born on 28 May 2000[2] in a small town in West Sussex, England to a teacher and communications worker.[3] She has a twin sister, Ellen.[4]

Peters began singing around age eight, performing in choirs.[5] She wrote her first song at age nine[6] and began writing songs regularly at the age of 12, after borrowing her friend's guitar for a school project.[7] At age 15, she began busking on the streets of Brighton and uploading original songs to YouTube.[8]


Peters performing at the El Ray Theatre in 2022
Peters performing at the El Rey Theatre in 2022.

At age 15 in 2016, Peters began her music career; performing several original songs on The Ayala Show.[9][non-primary source needed]

In August of 2017, Peters independently released her debut single "Place We Were Made" and later, that December released her second single "Birthday".[10] The songs gained attention in indie-pop circles and "Place We Were Made" was named BBC Introducing's song of the week early 2018.[6] Following this attention, Peters signed with Atlantic Records UK.[10] Under their banner, she released various singles, notably Worst Of You, and two EPs, Dressed Too Nice for a Jacket and It's Your Bed Babe, It's Your Funeral.[11][12][13]

"Feels Like This" (from Dressed Too Nice for a Jacket) and "Favourite Ex" were featured on season five of Love Island UK and later "Brooklyn" (from You Signed Up For This), was featured in the ninth season of Love Island UK.[14]

In 2020, Peters contributed the song "Smile" to the soundtrack album Birds of Prey: The Album, for the film Birds of Prey.[15] She was also announced as the opening act for Niall Horan's Nice to Meet Ya Tour on tourdates in Europe.[16] However, these concerts were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4] Peters released work for another soundtrack in 2021, this time for the Apple TV+ original series Trying. She wrote and performed all songs, with a feature by fellow British recording artist James Bay on the song "Funeral".[17][18] Around this time, Peters created an online book club via Instagram.[19]

On 15 June 2021, Peters left Atlantic Records and signed with Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread Man Records.[20] Under this label, she released her debut album You Signed Up for This on 27 August 2021.[21] The album debuted at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart and was the top selling album in UK independent record stores for that week.[22] With the first two singles of the record, "John Hughes Movie" and "Psycho", Peters garnered her first notations on the British charts.[23]

Peters embarked on her first headlining tour in 2022, touring the United States.[3] Later that year, she joined Sheeran's +–=÷x Tour as opening act.[24] While touring she released singles "Cate's Brother", "Blonde" and "Not Another Rockstar".[3][25][26] Peters later, announced she would tour the United Kingdom in April of 2023.[25]

On 27 January 2023, Peters released the lead single, "Body Better", from her second album, calling it one of her "most honest songs ever".[27] Following this, on 15 February 2023, Peters announced the release of her second album, The Good Witch, alongside its track list, to be released on 16 June 2023, describing it as her own "twisted version of a breakup album".[28]

Artistry and influences[edit]

Peters possesses a soprano voice.[29] She is a self described "massive fan of Taylor Swift". She has also expressed admiration for English-Irish girl group Girls Aloud and English artist Lily Allen.[7] She has also cited Arctic Monkeys, My Chemical Romance, All Time Low and Fall Out Boy as influences in her more pop rock songs.[3]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Nominee(s) Category Result Ref.
Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2021 "Neck of the Woods" from Trying Best Original Song in a TV Show/Limited Series Nominated [30]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with release date and label shown
Title Details Peak chart positions
You Signed Up for This 2 20
The Good Witch
  • Scheduled: 16 June 2023
  • Label: Gingerbread Man
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette, digital download, streaming
To be released

Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of soundtrack albums, with release date and label shown
Title Details
Trying: Season 2 (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack)
  • Released: 21 May 2021
  • Label: Atlantic UK
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming[33]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with release date and label shown
Title EP details
Dressed Too Nice for a Jacket
  • Released: 1 November 2018
  • Label: Atlantic UK
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
It's Your Bed Babe, It's Your Funeral
  • Released: 3 October 2019
  • Label: Atlantic UK
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming


List of singles, with year released, selected chart positions, and album name shown
Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"Place We Were Made" 2017 Non-album singles
"Worst of You" 2018
"Best I'll Ever Sing"
"In My Head" Dressed Too Nice for a Jacket
"Stay Young" 2019 Non-album singles
"Favourite Ex"
"This Is On You" It's Your Bed Babe, It's Your Funeral
"Take Care of Yourself"
"Adore You"
"Smile" 2020 Birds of Prey: The Album
"Daydreams" Non-album singles
"The List"
"Sad Girl Summer"
"Maybe Don't"
(featuring JP Saxe)
"John Hughes Movie" 2021 92 40 You Signed Up for This
(featuring James Bay)
Trying: Season 2 (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack)
"Psycho" 57 81 87 20 You Signed Up for This
"You Signed Up for This"
"Cate's Brother"[37] 2022 62 29 30 Non-album singles
"Blonde" 77 83 32
"Good Enough"
"Not Another Rockstar" 97 93 36
"Together This Christmas" 47
"Body Better" 2023 23 The Good Witch
"—" denotes releases that did not chart in this region.

Songwriting credits[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Lowkey"[38] 2021 Niki Non-album singles

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Main artist(s) Album
"One Last Try"[39] 2021 Ren Renbrandt
"Song You'll Never Hear" Sarcastic Sounds Non-album singles
"Make It Out" 2022 Henry Jamison
"A Good Love, Pt.2" Bear's Den Trying: Season 3 soundtrack


Year Title Role Notes
2020 Trying Busker Guest star; 1 episode: "The Ex-Girlfriend"
2022 Never Mind the Buzzcocks Herself Panelist; Season 30 Episode 5


Headlining act[edit]

  • Maisie Peters U.S. Tour (2022)[24]
  • Road to Brixton Tour (2023)[40]

Opening act[edit]


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  27. ^ Lane, Lexi (27 January 2023). "Maisie Peters Grapples With An Ex Wanting Another 'Body Better' On Her 'Most Personal' New Single". UPROXX.
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  32. ^ "Top 100 Artist Album, Week Ending 3 September 2021". Official Charts.
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  38. ^ "Spotify – lowkey". Spotify.
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