A singer-songwriter from South London, RAYE has appeared on numerous hit songs while collaborating with some of the biggest names in pop, hip-hop, R&B, and dance music.
∙ RAYE dropped her debut EP, Welcome to the Winter, in 2015 and landed a major record deal after Olly Alexander (of Years & Years) championed her music and introduced her to his label.
∙ Cowritten by Charli XCX (who also directed the song’s video), “I, U, Us” was the lead single from RAYE’s 2016 EP Second, which also featured a guest spot from UK rapper Stormzy.
∙ She’s worked with numerous dance music artists, including David Guetta, Jonas Blue, and Jax Jones—her first collaboration with the latter, 2016’s “You Don’t Know Me,” was a No. 3 UK hit.
∙ Her 2017 collaboration with Afrobeats star Mr Eazi, “Decline,” went Platinum in the UK, and “Cigarette,” her 2018 single with singer Mabel and rapper Stefflon Don, was certified Silver.
∙ In 2020, she returned to the UK Top 10 with “Secrets,” a Platinum-selling collaboration with Kosovar DJ/producer Regard, which also appeared on her Euphoric Sad Songs mini-LP.