Jade Bird

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Jade Bird
Bird in 2018
Bird in 2018
Background information
Birth nameJade Elizabeth Bird
Born (1997-10-01) 1 October 1997 (age 22)[1]
Hexham, Northumberland, England
OriginCroydon, South London
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active2015–present
LabelsGlassnote
Websitejade-bird.com

Jade Elizabeth Bird[2] (born 1 October 1997)[3] is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Her debut EP, Something American, was released in July 2017. Rolling Stone described her vocals as "raw and robust" with Tony Visconti stating "she sings so adroitly, she's very intelligent as a singer and there's nothing she can't do".[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Jade Bird was born in Hexham, Northumberland, where she lived until she was two.[6] Bird and her family moved to London when she was two years old, and lived on a military base in Germany when she was five. She later moved to Bridgend, South Wales, where she attended Bryntirion Comprehensive School. At age 16, began attending the BRIT School in Croydon, which she graduated from in 2016. While at the BRIT School, she performed at gigs several times a week.[7][8] During her Piano Session with Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 in October 2017, she noted that she had travelled around as a child due to being in an Army family. She lived in South Wales, Chesterfield and Mönchengladbach, Germany, which had a big influence on her music.[9]

Career[edit]

In 2017, she was sent to tour the United States with Brent Cobb.[4] She played a showcase event at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas in March 2017 and later in the year she opened for First Aid Kit, Son Little and London Grammar.[10][8] Bird's band consists of Will Rees on guitar, Matt Johnson on drums and bassist Linus Fenton. In 2017, Bird won the ANCHOR 2017 award of the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg.[5] She was also a finalist for the BBC Sound Of award in 2018. Her debut EP, Something American, was recorded in the Catskill Mountains in Palenville and Woodstock in upstate New York.[11]

On April 19, 2019, she released her self-titled debut album.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
[12]
UK
Indie

[13]
UK
Folk

[14]
SCO
[15]
SWI
[16]
US
Folk

[17]
US
Heat.

[18]
Jade Bird 10 2 1 10 91 14 1

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Something American

Singles[edit]

List of singles, showing year released, peak chart positions and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
AAA

[21]
US
Adult

[22]
US
Alt

[23]
"Lottery"[24] 2018 1 34 Jade Bird
"Furious"[25] non-album single
"Uh Huh"[26] 3 38 Jade Bird
"Love Has All Been Done Before"[27]
"I Get No Joy"[28] 2019 12
"My Motto"[29]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, showing year released, and album name
Title Year Album
"Don't Stop"[30] 2018 Vanity Fair

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Work Result
2017 ANCHOR N/A Herself Won[5]
BBC Sound of 2018 Included
[31][32][33][34]
Ticketweb Ones To Watch 2018
2018 Radio X Best Songs Of 2018 "Love Has All Been Done Before"
Great X-Pectations 2019 Herself
2019 MTV Push Ones To Watch 2019 Nominated[35]
Radio X Best of British 2019 "Uh-Huh" #84[36]
Americana Music Honors & Awards Emerging Act of the Year Herself Nominated
[37][38]
AIM Independent Music Awards Best Independent Album Jade Bird
UK Independent Breakthrough Herself
International Breakthrough Won[39]
2020 Denmark GAFFA Awards Best Foreign New Artist Pending[40]
NME Awards Best New Act in the World Nominated[41]
Best British New Act

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jade Bird is a Rising Star | Princeton Tonight Interview". YouTube. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Songwriter/Composer: Bird, Jade Elizabeth". BMI. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Jade Bird Something American EP Out Today on Glassnote Records". Broadway World. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: July 2017". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  5. ^ a b c ANCHOR Award (4 October 2017), ANCHOR 2017 winner portrait - JADE BIRD, retrieved 22 October 2018
  6. ^ "Hexham-born singer is one to watch". www.hexham-courant.co.uk. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Jade Bird interview: I gigged five times a week while doing my A-levels". standard.co.uk. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  8. ^ a b "See U.K. country music breakout Jade Bird cover 'Grinnin' In Your Face'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Jade Bird Piano Session". BBC Radio. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  10. ^ "SXSW Schedule 2017: Jade Bird". South by South West. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  11. ^ "BBC Music Sound Of 2018: Jade Bird". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Jade Bird | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50: 26 April 2019". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Official Americana Albums Chart Top 40: 26 April 2019". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart – 26 April 2019". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Discographie Jade Bird". Swiss Hitparade. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums — May 4, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Heatseekers Albums — May 4, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  19. ^ "Jade Bird by Jade Bird". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Something American - EP by Jade Bird". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  21. ^ Peaks on the Adult Alternative Songs chart:
  22. ^ Peaks on the Adult Pop Songs chart:
  23. ^ Peaks on the Alternative Songs chart:
  24. ^ "Lottery – Single by Jade Bird". iTunes. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  25. ^ "Furious – Single by Jade Bird". iTunes. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  26. ^ "Uh Huh – Single by Jade Bird". iTunes. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  27. ^ "Love Has All Been Done Before- Single by Jade Bird". iTunes. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  28. ^ "Hear Jade Bird's Rapid-Fire New Song 'I Get No Joy'". Rolling Stone. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  29. ^ "Jade Bird offers up new single 'My Motto'". DIY. 13 March 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  30. ^ "Vanity Fair by Various Artists". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  31. ^ "BBC Music Sound of 2018: The Longlist". BBC. 26 November 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  32. ^ "Ones To Watch 2018". Ticketweb. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  33. ^ "Radio X's Best Songs Of 2018". Radio X. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  34. ^ "The Best New Music, Artists And Bands For 2019". Radio X. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  35. ^ "voting for mtv push: ones to watch 2019 is open!". MTV. 14 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  36. ^ "Best of British 2019". Radio X. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  37. ^ "Americana announces its 2019 honors & awards nominees". Americana Music Honors & Awards. 14 May 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  38. ^ "AIM announces 2019 Independent Music Awards nominees". Association of Independent Music. 24 July 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  39. ^ "AIM Awards 2019 Winners: Debbie Harry, Johnny Marr & More". Billboard. 4 September 2019. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  40. ^ "GAFFA-PRISEN '20 | GAFFA.dk". gaffa.dk. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  41. ^ "NME Awards 2020: Winners | NME". Retrieved 10 April 2020.

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