Brits nominee Jessie Ware: I'm ready to be a star

Brits nominee Jessie Ware: I'm ready to be a star
From BBC - February 21, 2018

Jessie Ware says she's finally ready to go "mainstream".

The London singer, nominated for British Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards, says she has not always been comfortable with fame.

But now, with three albums under her belt, she tells Newsbeat she's ready to be a star.

"I have always fought with the idea of being mainstream, but now I think I just want my music to get to as many people as possible."

It's the third time the 33-year-old has been nominated for Best Female, but she says she's prouder of her latest album, Glasshouse, than anything she's done before.

"Winning this would really be the icing on the cake of a wild couple of years," she says.

Jessie faces fierce competition from Dua Lipa, Paloma Faith, Laura Marling and Kate Tempest at Wednesday's awards ceremony.

And unlike Paul from S Club 7, who recently sold his Brit Award, if Jessie wins she will definitely be hanging on to hers.

"The trophy looks gorgeous this year", she says.


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