Laura Mvula

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Laura Mvula (born Laura Douglas, 23.04.1987) Laura Mvula is an English soul singer.

Childhood: Laura Mvula was born in Birmingham and grew up in the Selly Park and Kings Heath suburbs. Her early musical influences include the band Eternal. She attended the Birmingham Conservatoire and graduated with a degree in musical composition. She used to be a supply teacher at a secondary school and was working as a receptionist when she started sending out demos.

Musical career: Laura Mvula used to sing in her aunt's a cappella group 'Black Voices'. In 2008, she formed a group called Judyshouse which she fronted and wrote songs for. In 2009, Black Voices and the Lichfield Festival founded the Lichfield Community Gospel Choir which Laura is a director of. She also directs the Alvechurch Community Choir. After signing with Sony's RCA records, she released her debut EP 'She' in 2012. That year she was also nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2013 poll and came fourth place. She released her debut album 'Sing to the Moon' in 2013 with the first single 'Green Garden' charting across Europe. Her first TV performance took place on 'The Graham Norton Show' in 2013.

Personal life: Laura Mvula is married to Zambian-born singer Themba Mvula.



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Tinie Tempah, Craig David And Laura Mvula Will Perform At The MOBO Awards


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Tinie Tempah, Craig David and Laura Mvula are set to perform at the MOBO Awards.

The three musicians, alongside Clean Bandit - who will be gracing the stage to perform for the first time - and Chase & Status are among artists who will be playing at the annual awards ceremony, which will take place on November 4 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.

The 'Seven Days' musician - who will go head to head for the title of Best Male and Best Song alongside 'Frisky' hitmaker - is excited to be returning to the star studded music bash after he performed there in 2000.

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2016 Is A Great Year For Grime As Skepta And Kano Dominate MOBO Awards Nominations


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The recent ascendency of grime to the British mainstream has once again been confirmed with the nominations for the 2016 Mobo Awards, with Kano and recent Mercury Prize winner Skepta both receiving multiple nominations.

Skepta, whose album Konnichiwa scooped the prestigious Mercury Prize last week, edging out records by the heavily-favoured David Bowie and Radiohead, is nominated for three awards, including Best Male, Best Album and Best Grime Act.

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Laura Mvula seen on the red carpet at the 2016 Mercury Prize London, United Kingdom - Monday 12th September 2016

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David Bowie, Radiohead And Skepta Included On 2016 Mercury Music Prize Shortlist


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Radiohead, Skepta, The 1975 and the late David Bowie are the big names to have been shortlisted for the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize, with Adele and previous winner James Blake the notable absences.

The 12-strong shortlist, picked by a panel of music critics, industry figures and artists, was announced on Thursday morning (August 4th) on BBC Radio 6 Music. David Bowie’s 25th and final album Blackstar, released just two days before his death in January this year, is already being touted as one of the favourites to win the overall prize when the winner is announced on September 15th.

Radiohead’s recent album A Moon Shaped Pool makes the Oxford five-piece the most nominated act in Mercury Prize history. Their albums OK Computer, Amnesiac, Hail To the Thief and In Rainbows all made shortlists in previous years, and this doesn’t even count lead singer Thom Yorke’s nomination for his 2006 solo album The Eraser. However, they have not yet won the award.

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Laura Mvula attends the launch of The Time Portal by Stella Artois. Immediately after the experience Laura was spotted at the lively Ruby's Bar, sipping on a Stella Artois and enjoying custom Victorian-inspired canapes. London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 6th July 2016

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Laura Mvula - Green Garden [Live with the Metropole Orkest]


Laura Mvula performs a stunning rendition of her chart hit 'Green Garden' live with the 50 plus members of the Metropole Orkest at The Paradiso in Amsterdam in November 2014. The filmed footage was shot as part of a full concert film, which will be played at the Pilton Palais Cinema Marquee at Glastonbury Festival. 

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Special European Performances From Laura Mvula And Keane To Screen At Glastonbury 2015 [Videos]


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While Glastonbury 2015 will provide us all with endless live entertainment on the various stages, there are some shows that are just worth re-visiting, and thus, immortalising in film. Laura Mvula and Keane are among them, and they'll have their very own European concerts screened at the cinema tent later this month.

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It's a busy five days what with all the musical talent and other stuff going on around the site, but one of the top areas to visit this year is the Pilton Palais Cinema Marquee. As well as showing some classic movies like 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', 'The Phantom of the Opera' and 'Bladerunner', through the week there'll be newer stuff on like 'The Theory Of Everything', 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' and 'Whiplash'. But also, with it being a music festival and all, this will be your chance to see some more live music action.

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Naughty Boy Announces New Track 'Pardon Me' Feat. Professor Green, Laura Mvula, Wilkinson And Ava Lily

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Naughty Boy Announces New Track 'Pardon Me' Feat. Professor Green, Laura Mvula, Wilkinson And Ava Lily

Laura Mvula - The WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party 2014 presented by Dubai Duty Free held at The Roof Gardens, Kensington - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th June 2014

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It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology


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It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one of the most culturally rich cities in North America with their annual two-weekend event, the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

The Jazz Festival has expanded to two long weekends since its inaugural year in 1970, meaning that more people than ever can get the chance to enjoy the fine music culture of Louisiana. The Queen of Gospel Mahalia Jackson appeared at the first event alongside renowned orchestral composer Duke Ellington, and from then on the festival has gone from strength to strength and has never once lost the spirit that has made it so loved.

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Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Go Matchy-Matchy And Reveal Hidden Tinie Tempah Love At BAFTAs


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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt may have gone home without any individual BAFTAs at last night's British Academy Film Awards but the Hollywood power couple have been two of the most talked-about attendees since the glittering ceremony. The actors turned up at the event in the matching attire of tuxedos and black ties and Angelina served as her fiance's touch-up stylist, tweaking his bowtie on the red carpet.

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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Rocked Up In Matching Suits At The BAFTAs.

Whilst Brad kept his look polished and smart, Angelina opted to dress her look down with an open-necked shirt, loose silk tie and tousled hair. The Tomb Raider actress' choice to ditch a party frock in favour of a Saint Laurent blazer turned heads at the awards and made her the ceremony's style icon.

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Laura Mvula and Tinie Tempah - British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2014 held at the Royal Opera House - Press Room - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 16th February 2014

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Tinie Tempah and Laura Mvula - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2014 held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 16th February 2014

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Video - Laura Mvula Brightens Up The Red Carpet At The 2013 Keep A Child Alive Black Ball - Part 1


Singer Laura Mvula was spotted in a breathtakingly gorgeous green glittery gown on the red carpet at the 10th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

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Is Laura Mvula The Winner Of The Mercury Music Prize 2013?


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Laura Mvula's debut albumSing To The Moon, one of the contenders for the BBC Sound of 2013 title, could claim a far more lucrative and career-defining prize at London's Roundhouse tonight.

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For weeks, Disclosure's Settle has been the bookmakers' favorite to win the Barclaycard sponsored prize and £20,000 prize money, though on Wednesday Mvula's impressive record - a fusion of jazz, pop and even orchestral elements- was cut to just 4/6 with most bookies. Paddy Power are still holding strong with even money odds, but there's been an undeniable shift in who the bookmakers believe will win the Mercury Music Prize, presented by Lauren Laverne tonight.

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Laura Mvula

Date of birth

23rd April, 1986

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female




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