Ray Blk

Ray Blk

Ray released her first recordings while studying for her English degree. Her debut EP Havisham was released in 2015. Inspired by Miss Havisham‘s story in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, it told the tale of a girl who turns against men after having her heart broken. According to Ray “I felt like Miss Havisham was like a lot of women around me, who got their heart broken and turned cold and began to hate men.” Ray releases music on her own label and has avoided signing a record deal to retain the rights to her music. In 2016 she self-released her debut mini-album Durt, featuring collaborations with StormzyWretch 32 and SG Lewis. Her single “My Hood” is a song about her home town of Catford. She wrote it at a time when she had just been robbed, and she felt like she just wanted to leave.

She was nominated for best newcomer at the 2016 MOBO Awards. On 6 January 2017, Ray was announced as the winner of the BBC’s Sound of 2017.

In 2019 Ray was the opening act for the UK leg of the Nicki Wrld Tour headlining tour by American rapper Nicki Minaj

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