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Jessie Ware

Mercury Prize Nominated Jessie Ware Grows Into The Success of Her Debut Devotion

August 19, 2013 - Soul-inspired singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is not the first to make it from backing vocalist to the front of the stage. Didn’t Sheryl Crow once back Michael Jackson?

But the South Londoner has made the leap with much acclaim. Her debut album Devotion, out now in the States, was nominated for a Mercury Prize in the UK in 2012. The album bears comparisons to Adele and Sade but honestly, as she explains to us today, she is still learning her craft as writer. We’ll hear the story behind her biggest song “Wildest Moments”- it was based on a feud with a girlfriend at a wedding.

This session originally aired April 4, 2013.
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Recent Release: Devotion
Release Date: April 16, 2013
Label: Interscope Records
Hometown: London

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