Anne-Marie: ‘Me And Ed Sheeran Watch Game Of Thrones Together’

Anne-Marie, 24, is set to be pop’s hottest new talent [watch out, Miss Goulding!]. Still reeling from bagging the prestigious MTV Brand New 2016 award presented by Emporio Armani diamonds, LOOK caught up with the buzzed about star about to take over your playlist…

She’s tipped to be the next Jess Glynne…”I don’t really think about comparisons, I can only be me, you know? My music blends really fun pop and R&B – I’m always listening to Missy Elliot and Aaliyah…”

You’ll probably recognise her…“I’ve been in Rudimental’s live band for two years. But any time I had a free day I’d be writing my own stuff. It’s scary striking out on your own and having your own gigs. Everyone’s just looking at me.”



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Don’t pick a fight with her…“I started Karate when I was nine and I’m a three times world champion. I love it. Whenever I’m with the Rudimental boys they’d be like ‘it’s okay, Anne-Marie’s here to protect us!’”.

> Taking the spotlight

 

Her style crush is 90s 4EVER…“I love big clumpy shoes like Dr. Martens and high waisted trousers from charity shops. I have a pair of vintage Miu miu sunglasses that I love too – normally I’d only pay a tenner. When I was younger I’d bring an outfit with me to house parties incase someone else had the same thing on!”



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Ed Sheeran’s her slumber party pal…”We met four years ago through our management and just became really friends. When he’s home [in Suffolk] we just chill out and watch Game of Thrones together with pizza.”

Musicals were her thing…“I was in Les Mis at six, and then Whistle Down the Wind on the West End with Jessie J when I was eleven. She actually taught me how to riff to ‘…Baby One More Time’ – she’s great and we’re still really close.”

> Working the braids and bralette combo…

Anne-Marie is one of the shortlisted acts for MTV Brand New for 2016 presented by Emporio Armani diamonds, which she has since won. Her single Do It Right is out now. @AnneMarieIAm 

By Emma Firth