Jake Bugg


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About Jake Bugg

UK singer-songwriter Jake Bugg started learning guitar at age 12, played Glastonbury at 16, and landed a No. 1 album (Jake Bugg) at 18. ∙ His self-titled LP debuted at the top of the UK Albums chart in 2012, and it went double-Platinum after spawning seven successful singles. ∙ The skiffle-tinged “Lightning Bolt” was Bugg’s Gold-selling, breakthrough single, reaching the UK Top 30 in 2013. ∙ Shangri La, his 2013 sophomore album, was produced by Rick Rubin and named in honor of the music icon’s Malibu recording studio. ∙ He won Best Solo Artist at the NME Awards and Best Male at the O2 Silver Clef Awards in 2015. ∙ In 2017, his Americana-influenced album, Hearts That Strain, features production and guitar work from The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, as well as a bluesy duet with Noah Cyrus (“Waiting”).

Nottingham, England
February 28, 1994
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