25-year-old south Londoner RAYE has been on a real journey prior to her stratospheric rise to the top and notching the first #1 UK hit of 2023. Her long-awaited independent debut album, My 21st Century Blues, made an immediate impact hitting the #2 spot on the UK albums chart. As a welcome result of her self-fulfilling new work, RAYE unknowingly created the song that has become synonymous with 2023 – the chart topping, viral global smash “Escapism” featuring 070 Shake – that earned her first Top 10 slots at US Pop and Rhythm radio. From the radio to the club, it put RAYE on the map in a whole new way earning the Best Contemporary Song Award at the 2023 Ivors and contributing to her winning a BRIT Billions Award in recognition of 1 Billion career UK streams (globally, 4.5 Billion cumulative). RAYE also received the Best Female Award at the O2 Silver Clefs and is up for Best International Act at the BET Awards. RAYE has won critical adoration from press all over the world and toured with Lewis Capaldi, Kali Uchis and SZA on sold out shows across North America, Europe and the UK. She continues her mammoth year with the second installment of her M21CB World Tour, which finds her performing on Glastonbury’s acclaimed Pyramid Stage, a special sold out Royal Albert Hall debut backed by a 90-strong ensemble, and her first shows in Australia coming at the top of 2024. After playing and owning the pop game, RAYE bet on herself and won.