Becky Hill: "I love the Irish, they’re one of the friendliest people around" 1 month ago

Becky Hill: "I love the Irish, they’re one of the friendliest people around"

She's just won Best Dance Act at the Brits and now she's gearing up for a summer of performing. 

On Sunday night Becky Hill wowed everyone with her performance on the finale of Dancing With The Stars on RTÉ. 

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Her caught up with Becky this week to hear about her recent Brit award success, the coolest people she's got to collaborate with, and some exciting Irish plans. 

Becky launched her career on The Voice UK when she was just 18, where she was mentored by Jessie J. 10 years on and Becky's career has gone from strength to strength with her upbeat and funky sound at the forefront. 

Her song Remember with David Guetta was nominated for two Brits this year and won Best Dance Act, giving Becky some well-deserved recognition. 

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"It was nice to finally be seen in a space that I never felt like anybody knew who I was, or knew my name, or only knew my songs because of features, rather than me as an artist," she told Her. 

"It was nice to feel like I’d finally been recognised. It was nice that it was fan-voted for as well and people came out and voted for me every day for two weeks, you know that meant a lot."

Becky has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the dance and pop scene from Topic, Ella Eyre to MK. 

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In 2014 she made history as the first former Voice UK contestant to have a number 1 single, for her song Gecko with Oliver Heldens. 

But when asked about her favourite collaboration thus far, Sigala seemed to top the list. 

"Wish You Well was such a massive record," she said, "and he was the first producer to come and feature on my record. The turning point for me was when I had somebody as incredible as him come and feature."

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In 2019, the song made it into the top 10 of the UK single charts. For Becky it opened up a new route of working with people. 

"It was this realisation of: 'why can’t we do this with everybody we work with?' and he kind of set a precedent for other people to come and feature on my records," she said. 

This July, Becky is one of many acts playing INDIE22 festival in Cork - and she's especially looking forward to playing to an Irish crowd again. 

"I’ve never been to Cork so I’m excited to go there and check it out," she said. "I love the Irish, they’re one of the friendliest people around so I’m really excited to be back." 

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