MusicPinkPantheress, 20, has won the BBC Music 2022 Voice poll. It follows in the footsteps of previous winners Adele, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding. The artist was actively involved in music for only a year.
The works featured on Sound Of are selected by a panel of impartial music industry experts from around the world. So this year the panel chose PinkPantheress, a 20-year-old musician from Bath. Not much is known about her. For example, she prefers to keep her real name a secret. It is only known that she studies cinema in London. “I find it easier not to put all my cards on the table,” the musician told the BBC. “I love my privacy. And I think when my music stops and my face spreads all over it, it becomes too much for people.”
PinkPantheress started her career about a year ago on TikTok. There she posted 12-second clips of her songs, in order to decide which songs she had to finish. In January last year, she released her first single, Pain. Her first music tape, “To hell with it,” followed in October. With this she was able to gain many famous fans, including Sir Elton John, Little Mix Jade Thirlwall, Ed Sheeran and Billie Eilish. And Coldplay covered her single ‘Just for me’ in Live Lounge on Radio 1. “That’s crazy because I really love Coldplay. They just made it more emotional and grim. It was so different, really Coldplay.”
In any case, the young singer is happy with her victory. “My dad will be very happy,” she said in a comment. “I believed in myself from the start, but when other people say that about you, it keeps you going.”
The “Voice” award is given each year to the most promising musical talent. In the past, stars like 50 Cent, Adele, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith and Jessie J have taken the award.
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