RAYESouth London-based R&B singer. Born 24 October 1997
RAYE Biography (Wikipedia)
Rachel Agatha Keen (born 24 October 1997), known professionally as Raye (stylised as RAYE), is a British singer and songwriter from London. Raye debuted with her EP Welcome To The Winter which was released on 11 December 2014. After signing with Polydor Records, Raye released her second EP titled Second on 11 August 2016. She is best recognised for featuring on the 2016 singles; "By Your Side" by Jonas Blue and "You Don't Know Me" by Jax Jones as well as being co-lead artist on the 2020 single, "Secrets" with Regard. All songs achieved commercial success in Europe, specifically in the United Kingdom where the latter two songs peaked inside the top ten on the UK Singles Chart.
Raye was short-listed for the BBC Music Sound of... award for 2017 and was named in third place. Her collaborative singles, "Decline" with Mr Eazi, and "Cigarette" with Mabel and Stefflon Don, were released preceding her third EP Side Tape, which was released on 4 May 2018. Both singles were certified Platinum and Silver by the BPI respectively. Her fifth EP, Her Heart Beats in 4/4, is scheduled to be released in 2020, which was preceded by the single "Natalie Don't".
- Dotty chats with Raye backstage at Sounds Like Friday Nighthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05qx3h9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05qx3h9.jpg2017-12-12T19:03:00.000ZA.Dot chats with Raye about songwriting, working with John Legend and Jax Jones, her love of ketchup and the inspiration behind her new single...https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05qwd1x
Dotty chats with Raye backstage at Sounds Like Friday Night
- RAYE drops the hook to the Slothland National Anthem!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05nynnn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05nynnn.jpg2017-11-23T09:37:00.000ZRAYE previews the Slothland national anthem.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05nyrqw
RAYE drops the hook to the Slothland National Anthem!
- RAYE at the Great Escape Festivalhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053kn70.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053kn70.jpg2017-05-21T13:44:00.000ZJamz gets RAYE's festival tips at the Great Escape Festival in Brightonhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p053kn4t
RAYE at the Great Escape Festival
- "Sometimes we'd do a little gig in the canteen" RAYE on life in the BRIT Schoolhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04ncy02.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04ncy02.jpg2017-03-08T16:37:00.000ZRAYE chats to Twin B on 1Xtra about being the BRIT School's pride and joy.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04w711d
"Sometimes we'd do a little gig in the canteen" RAYE on life in the BRIT School
- RAYE - Shhh (BBC Music Sound Of 2017)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04n7nx0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04n7nx0.jpg2017-01-04T10:43:00.000ZRAYE performs Shhh in her old secondary school Woodcote High for BBC Music Sound of 2017.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04n7ny2
RAYE - Shhh (BBC Music Sound Of 2017)
- My First Bars: RAYEhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lfnvz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lfnvz.jpg2016-12-15T15:00:00.000ZSouth London singer RAYE recalls her family's artistic influences.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04lfp0f
My First Bars: RAYE
- What’s so special about the UK sound?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04ljmw3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04ljmw3.jpg2016-12-15T13:28:00.000ZIn what's been a huge year for the UK music scene we sat down with some of our Hot For 2017 acts to discuss what makes British music unique and so attractive to the likes of Drakehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04ljn0h
What’s so special about the UK sound?
- 1Xtra's Hot For 2017https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04l9pcf.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04l9pcf.jpg2016-12-14T16:58:00.000Z10 UK artists tipped for big things in the year ahead - compiled by 1Xtra DJs and staff.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04lfxzl
1Xtra's Hot For 2017
- Sound Of 2017 - The Longlisthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04hqsgy.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04hqsgy.jpg2016-11-27T23:59:00.000ZShowcasing the most exciting rising stars in music.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04j1p3c
Sound Of 2017 - The Longlist
- Jamz interviews RAYEhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03cmb24.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03cmb24.jpg2016-11-27T23:55:00.000ZJamz chats to London singer/song-writer RAYEhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04hj6lz
Jamz interviews RAYE
- ‘Frank Ocean taught me how to turn emotions into poetic madness’ - Rayehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01br4vm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01br4vm.jpg2016-09-23T12:41:00.000ZListen to Raye, Benji B and the artist himself talking about his work.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p048t1m5
‘Frank Ocean taught me how to turn emotions into poetic madness’ - Raye