March 13th 2008 06:30
Twenty year-old London singer/songwriter Kate Nash took the UK music industry by storm in 2007 with her single, "Foundations", waltzing into the UK singles chart at #2 before peaking at #1 a short while later.
Initially trained in theatre, Nash only devoted time to her music after a nasty tumble at home left her nursing a broken foot. After plucking up the courage to perform a gig at her local pup, things quickly took off for the lass from Harrow - a manager, record deal and the aforementioned single happened all within a few months.
Due to popular demand, her debut album, Made of Bricks, was released weeks earlier than originally planned but this decision was vindicated when the record sold over 56,000 copies in its first week and made it to No.1 on the UK music charts. The album is now certified Platinum for sales of over 300,000 (UK sales: 400,000 , Worldwide sales: 629,950 ).
The response across the pond in the US has also been encouraging with the album debuting at #36 on the Billboard 200.
Made of Bricks features many songs with an underlying storytelling theme, a now Kate Nate trademark, and has so far spawned five singles including "Foundations", "Mouthwash", "Birds", "Pumpkin Soup" and "Merry Happy/Little Red".
Through her music, Nash has proven that pop music doesn’t have to be written by jaded professionals for styled muppets and for that, it would be safe to say that the young lady with the big smile and flame hair will be gracing our music charts for quite some time to come.
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