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    VV Brown

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    I Got Soul lyrics
    Young Soul Rebels feat. Bashy, Chipmunk, Frankmusik, Ironik, Kid British, McLean, N-Dubz, Pixie Lott, Tinchy Stryder and VV Brown
    2Revvvv e lyrics
    3Travelling Like the Light lyrics
    4Everybody lyrics
    Shark In The Water lyrics
    Game Over lyrics
    7Quick Fix lyrics
    8Nothing Really Matters lyrics
    9Substitute for Love lyrics
    J'Ai Fait Tout Ça Pour Vous lyrics
    Melissa Nkonda in duet with VV Brown

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    Lollipops & Politics (Unreleased) [2013]
    2Travelling Like The Light [2009]
    3Samson & Delilah [2013]


    Vanessa Brown (born 24 October 1983), known as V V Brown, is a London-based English recording artist, songwriter and producer currently signed to Universal's Island Records in the United Kingdom and to EMI's Capitol Records in the United States. The Los Angeles Times and UK newspaper The Independent have both named Brown an artist to watch in 2009.

    Early life and career
    V V Brown was born in Northampton in the UK. She is the eldest of six siblings and is of Caribbean parentage, her mother and father being Jamaican and Puerto Rican. She attended Overstone Park school near Northampton, which her parents own and work at. Brown learned to play the piano, developed her vocals and took classical and jazz piano lessons at a musical arts school which she attended at the weekend. Growing up, Brown listened to early 20th-century jazz artists like Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie. Brown gained four "A" grades at her A levels, studying at Kingsthorpe Upper School (now Kingsthorpe Community College) a year early and was offered places at five top UK universities including Oxford, King's College London, LSE and York. She declined the offers to follow a career in music.

    In 2005, she released a single under her real name Vanessa Brown entitled 'Whipped', which reached #82 in the UK singles chart. Brown was one of two supporting acts on Amy Winehouse's UK tour at the end of 2007, not yet using her moniker, and calling herself simply Vanessa Brown. Her distinctive style had not yet emerged at this point, she wore glasses and her hair tucked into a hat on most dates. Her songs were of a very different musical style.

    The new face of 2009, P. Diddy attempted to sign her to his label Bad Boy Records.

    Travelling Like the Light (2009 - present)
    Under the moniker "V V Brown", she released her debut album, Travelling Like the Light, in July 2009 by Universal Records. The album was preceded by a limited non-chart eligible release of "Crying Blood" on 7" vinyl and digital download. By 23 February the album was nearly completed. Brown wrote the music and plays instruments on the album. The album is inspired by 1950s and electronic music as well as sounds emitted from Gameboy and Nintendo. Most of the lyrics on the album are about a failed affair Brown endured. Brown performed Crying Blood and a new song, "Bottles", on the first episode of the 33rd series of the BBC's Later With Jools Holland. She was the musical guest on The Sunday Night Project on 11 January 2009 and performed Crying Blood, as well as short extracts from other of her own songs throughout the show.On 5 December 2008, she was nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2009 award, alongside acts including Little Boots and Lady GaGa.

    Brown is an established songwriter, and under the alias "geeki" has written for many artists who she chooses to remain quiet about. She also creates instrumental compositions and hopes to eventually get involved in scoring film.

    Brown is also developing a graphic novel with friend David Allain who directed and produced the video for the single "Crying Blood." The novel will be released serially and is planned to be debuted at the time of her album's release.

    Brown played many festivals and gigs in 2008. Brown was invited by Damon Albarn to play African Express tour. She sung with Fela Kuti's son Femi. Brown toured with Ladyhawke and The Ting Tings. She has been confirmed for Camden Crawl, The Great Escape, Evolution Music, Camp Bestival,Supersonic, and Turning Point festivals while awaiting confirmation on several others. In March 2009 Brown played for the Teenage Cancer Trust event at the Royal Albert Hall. In June she played the Glastonbury Festival.

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