George Ezra

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George Ezra

Singer songwriter with No 1 album’s and singles.

George Ezra is an English singer-songwriter and musician. After releasing two EPs, Did You Hear the Rain? in October 2013 and Cassy O’ in March 2014, Ezra rose to prominence with the release of his hit single “Budapest”, which reached the top 10 in several countries around the world, reaching #1 in Austria, Belgium, New Zealand and the Czech Republic.

Ezra’s debut studio album Wanted on Voyage was released in June 2014, reaching #1 in the UK and the top ten in seven other countries. It was also the third best-selling album of 2014 in the UK.

The song “Budapest” reached #6 in Italy and was certified Platinum by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.

He has played support spots for Lianne La Havas, Bastille, Sam Smith and Tom Odell. In March 2014 he released his second EP Cassy O’.  “Budapest” was released in the UK on 13 June, followed by Ezra’s debut album Wanted on Voyage on 30 June. On 6 July, the album entered the UK Albums Chart at #3. The album has also charted in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand. On 5 October, 14 weeks after its initial release, Wanted on Voyage climbed to #1 in the UK. On 4 January 2015, the album reclaimed the number one spot in the UK.[18]

On 10 August 2014, Ezra was a support act for Robert Plant at the Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza. In October 2014, Ezra released a video for “Listen to the Man”, which featured Ian McKellen. At the 2015 Brit Awards, Ezra was nominated for four Brit Awards: Best British Album, Best British Male Solo Artist, Best British Single, and British Breakthrough Artist.

In early 2015, Ezra opened for Sam Smith for 16 dates on Smith’s In the Lonely Hour Tour across North America. Later, he toured with Irish musician Hozier for select dates on his sold-out 2015 North American tour.

On 28 March 2015, Ezra was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. He appeared on U.S. television again a few weeks later, performing “Budapest” on The Late Late Show with James Corden on 13 April.

On 3 April 2017, after keeping quiet for most of 2016, Ezra announced a “top secret” UK and Ireland tour, in which he would premiere some new material. “Don’t Matter Now”, the lead single from his upcoming second album, was released on 16 June.

George achieved a creditable No14 with ‘Gold Rush Kid’ in the top 100 album charts at the end of 2022

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