It’s been a rollercoaster few years for Jess Glynne. I Cry When I Laugh is one of the defining British pop records of its era. It entered at number one, spawning 12million worldwide single sales, 39 weeks in the UK top 10, 2.5billion Spotify streams, a sold out UK arena tour, Brit, MTV, EMA, Ivor Novello, MOBO, Q and Glamour Award nominations. In 2018 Jess scored a second UK number one with her much anticipated second album Always in Between. With monumental style, Jess brokers the hinterland between pop, soul, R&B, funk and house. She has an extraordinary alchemical touch for turning out songs filled with hooks and harmonies that mean something to her and, at the same time, cast a spell over the rest of us.
Jessica Hannah Glynne first rose to prominence in 2014 as the featured artist on singles Rather Be by Clean Bandit and My Love by Route 94, both of which reached Number One in the UK. Her incredible vocals and fearless delivery soon had the music industry listening. Fans were quick to follow as the girl from North London has since carved out a unique slot of her own with what has become now her instantly familiar, rousing vocal styling and stamp on pop, soul, R&B and house.
Jess’ debut album I Cry When I Laugh debuted at Number One in the UK Albums Chart in 2015, bringing with it the hit singles Hold My Hand and Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself, both garnering her huge Page 2 of 3 international acclaim. The much awaited second album Always in Between released earlier this year unsurprisingly took the UK by storm, catapulting straight to Number One, including this year’s top anthems I’ll Be There and All I Am, the former positioning Jess as the only female solo artist to have seven Number One hits in the UK Singles Chart.