Celeste Epiphany Waite was born May 5, 1994 in Culver City, California, and is an American–born British singer-songwriter from Saltdean, near Brighton. Celeste used to sing in a variety of local bands, before she ‘accidentally’ wrote her first song Sirens, which caught the ear of a manager who soon arranged studio time for her at Sarm West studios in London’s Notting Hill, where she impressed the staff with her talent so much, she ended up working there. Celeste continued uploading songs to her Soundcloud through 2014 and eventually on to the BBC’s Introducing site, gaining fans from BBC Radio 1’s DJs. Celeste released her first proper single Daydreaming on Lily Allen’s Bank Holiday label in 2016, making her radio debut on Annie Mac’s show and was added to the 1Xtra playlist. Celeste was signed to Polydor after being spotted by Michael Kiwanuka, and soon she was playing major festivals such as Glastonbury and Primavera, supporting Michael Kiwanuka, Janelle Monae and Neneh Cherry on tour and being feted by the likes of Elton John. Celeste saw out 2019 making her Later… with Jools Holland debut, being tipped for great things by every publication imaginable and having awards thrown at her such as the BBC Music Award for BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year, and their Sound of 2020 poll and the Rising Star Award at the 2020 BRIT Awards.