George Ezra – British singer and songwriter
George Ezra’s full name is George Ezra Barnett. He was born on 7 June 1993, in Hertford, UK. George wanted to become an artist since childhood. After finishing high school, he moved to Bristol to enroll in British and Irish Modern Music Institute. In college, the young men finalized his plans for becoming a blues and rock singer. In 2012, his work caught the eye of the representatives of Columbia Records. Soon he signed a contract with the label.
The jump-start of George’s career happened in 2013 at Glastonbury Festival. It’s considered one of the major music events in the UK. The annual event is being arranged since 1970. Right after the festival, Ezra released his debut single "Did You Hear the Rain?". It wasn’t an overnight hit but became popular enough to appear on French and Austrian charts.
In March 2014, the singer released his second single “Budapest”. It became a huge hit. The song topped New Zealand and Austrian charts. It came in third in the charts of the UK and Germany, climbed to the fourth spot in France and Ireland, and settled on the fifth position in Australia. The single brought the young artist numerous awards and nominations, including Song Of The Year at BBC Music Awards and the Best British Single at BRIT Awards. At MTV Video Music Awards, he was nominated for the title of Artist To Watch.