Celeste Epiphany Waite (born 5 May 1994) known mononymously as Celeste, is an American–born British singer-songwriter from Saltdean. Her music blends British soul and jazz-tinged blues over subtle R&B melodies. In late 2019, she won both a Brit Award and a BBC Music Award and was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2020 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2020. Since 2017, Celeste has released two extended plays and has supported Michael Kiwanuka on tour. She has performed at some of Europe's biggest festivals such as Glastonbury, Primavera Sound, Field Day, and Rock en Seine, and has been included in lists of artists to watch in 2020 by publications like The Guardian, Vogue, NME, GQ, MTV, Vevo and Amazon Music.