Jorja Smith

Mastered: Singing

Location: Walsall

Jorja Smith hit the headlines earlier in the year for taking her mate, rap artist Drake, to a co-op in Walsall to buy snacks after his Birmingham date. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly he said that Jorja's song 'Where Did I Go?' was his "favourite track of the moment.”

But Jorja has been making her own waves in the R&B scene. One of 15 artists selected for the BBC’s Sound of 2017 long list (she came 4th), she has already been named as one of the top 10 artists to watch in 2017 by FACT magazine, and she has been shortlisted for no less than 3 MOBO awards this year.

The BBC said “Her beguiling voice takes in Corinne Bailey Rae's wounded soul, Amy Winehouse's quivering, colloquial jazz and ends up at Rihanna's sultry siren - always giving the impression she has more power and range in reserve.”

Her song Blue Lights was nominated in last year's Best Song Category at the MOBOs and her stylish look and amazing voice has lead to appearances in Vogue, Dazed, i-D, Fader, Elle, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Hunger, DIY and Clash.

Read an interview with Jorja here...