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SIR LUCIAN
TURNS IT UP
UMG chief is sitting on top of the world. (9/17a)
OCEAN ACTIVITY?
Let's be Frank. (9/17a)
A HARD DAY’S
HITS LIST
Stars across the board (9/17a)
GRAMMYS HAVE A NEW AWARDS CHIEF
Will she be able to clean up the mess? (9/17a)
CH-CH-CH-CHANGES
FOR BOWIE CATALOG
WMG snags a cornucopia of sound and vision. (9/16a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
THE B-SIDE
RAYE (Polydor)
11/10/15

WHAT IT IS: 17-year-old Rachel Keen, professionally known as Raye, from South London, has been writing her own music since she was 10 years old. A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, her subtle take on warm, electronic-infused R&B is instantly captivating. Initial track “Hotbox” sparked a fierce bidding war between all the major U.K. labels. Now signed to Polydor, she is a huge artist priority for 2016.
ALBUM: Pep Talk (EP)
RELEASE DATE: 11/15
SINGLE: “Tell Me”
LIVE: First headline gig in Nov. in London sold out; already supported BBC Sound of 2015 winners Years & Years and Raleigh Ritchie
INTERNET:
1.8m SoundCloud plays on single “Bet You Wish,” hundreds of thousands of plays on all the others; 4m+ streams on debut EP Welcome to the Winter
RADIO: BBC Radio1 support from Clara Amfo
PRESS: i-D
(“the U.K.’s incredible answer to Rihanna”), Wonderland, Clash, The Line of Best Fit
BOOKING: Summer Marshall, Mark Ngui, Jeffrey Azoff/CAA
PUBLISHING: Warner/Chappell
MANAGEMENT: Will Harper
/Sequoia Music Mgmt.