Fans of MTV have chosen a winner from that Brand New For 2013 ones-to-watch shortlist MTV began hyping in… 2012, and no, ‘it’ isn’t the BRITS-beloved Tom Odell, or Angel Haze, or HAIM, or Disclosure. It is, in fact, unsigned nineteen year old Ebony Day, who’s the first artist sans a label contract to have won the contest, like, ever (well, since 2011, when the poll first ran). She’s had approx nineteen million YouTube views to date, and thus is being hailed as a kind of she-Bieber.
Says an excitable Ms Day, who plays her first headlining live date at London’s Borderline on 4 Apr (advance tickets via this link): “I’m so overwhelmed that my fans have made this win possible for me! It’s all down to their ongoing support and hard work that I have won MTV’s Brand New For 2013 and I can’t thank them enough. This is a dream come true for me, I’ve never been happier”.