Jess Glynne

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With a deep and soulful tone, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jess Glynne is a chart-topping English pop star who became the first British female solo artist to have seven number one singles on the U.K. charts. She made her early-2010s breakthrough in the U.K. as the voice of chart-topping electronic dance tracks “My Love” with Route 94 and “Rather Be” with symphonic house act Clean Bandit. As a solo artist, she scored additional chart-toppers and number one albums with her 2015 debut, I Cry When I Laugh, and sophomore set Always in Between from 2018. After taking a break during which time she split with her label, she released her third LP Jess in 2024. Glynne was born and raised north of London, singing from a young age. Staying closely connected to the music industry via odd jobs and college courses, she eventually signed a deal with Atlantic Records in 2013. From there, she contributed vocals to a number of key tracks, which helped launch her career into the mainstream. Route 94′s “My Love” topped charts in the U.K. and Scotland, finding the ears of Clean Bandit, who recruited Glynne for 2014′s “Rather Be,” which became a global smash and took home a Grammy for Best Dance Recording. Subsequently, two singles became Glynne’s first to chart under her own name: both “Right Here” (with Gorgon City) and “Real Love” (with Clean Bandit) hit the British Top Ten before the end of the year. In 2015, Glynne hit number one again as a featured act (on Tinie Tempah’s “Not Letting Go”), but she also topped the chart as a solo act with “Hold My Hand.” Her debut full-length, I Cry When I Laugh, followed in August of 2015 on Atlantic. Buoyed by her success on the singles charts, I Cry When I Laugh debuted at number one on the U.K. albums chart. The record led to an extensive touring schedule, which wrapped up in late 2016, only for Glynne to dive back into the studio at the start of 2017. After weeks spent writing in Los Angeles, she retreated to the countryside for additional recording sessions alongside a team of her closest collaborators. She wrote the majority of the record during that time, including the number one singles “These Days” with Rudimental, Macklemore, and Dan Caplen and “I’ll Be There,” which became her seventh number one. Always in Between arrived in October 2018, topping the U.K. charts and eventually going platinum. She then paired with Jax Jones for the single “One Touch” in May 2019; the track later landed on the deluxe bonus edition of Always in Between. After promotion of the album came to an end at the close of the decade, Glynne took a break from music, amicably parting ways with Atlantic in 2022. Later that year, she signed with a new label and began her next album cycle in 2023 with the single “Silly Me.” A trio of additional singles carried her into 2024, when she released her third studio set, Jess. ~ James Wilkinson & Neil Z. Yeung