Despite the ensuing pandemic putting paid to all touring and festival plans, including a sold-out show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire and a tour with Michael Kiwanuka, Celeste continued her remarkable rise throughout 2020. The singer and songwriter achieved the double win of BBC Sound of 2020 and the BRITS Rising Star award. Celeste’s spell-binding performance of ‘Strange’ at The BRITS in February placed her firmly in the global spotlight, winning her a legion of new fans blown away by its raw intimacy. She released a string of captivating songs - the sentiments of which resonate in these uncertain times - including ‘Hear My Voice’ which was co-written with Golden Globe®-nominated composer Daniel Pemberton and is the focus track of the Netflix film The Trial of the Chicago 7, written and directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin. ‘Hear My Voice’ is tipped as an Oscars contender for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards this year. ‘A Little Love’, which was written and recorded for the John Lewis and Waitrose Christmas advertising campaign, has been widely praised as a Christmas classic in the making and marks the first time an artist has been commissioned to write and perform an original song for the ad, marking another milestone. Following this, Celeste closed out the year with the live debut of her uplifting new single ‘Love Is Back’ on Jools’ Annual Hootenanny.