“Stop This Flame” is Celeste’s first single of the year released on January 9, 2020. Before her single was released, the up-and-coming 25-year-old British-Jamaican singer from Brighton, England was named as the winner of BBC Music’s Sound of 2020, the broadcaster’s annual poll to evaluate the year’s brightest new musical hopes.
With her spine-tingling brand of neo-soul, “Celeste is a phenomenal talent, a voice that does not come around often and when you are exposed to it, is impossible to ignore,” says BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac.
Celeste’s win follows her victory in BBC Music Introducing’s Artist of the Year 2019 and the BRITS Rising Star in December 2019. The neo-soul singer has been compared with Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday for her bluesy melancholic voice.
The LA-born singer, whose full name is Celeste Epiphany Waite, joins previous poll toppers Adele and Ellie Goulding in wake of her Brits rising star award last month