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British Singer and Songwriter Birdy to perform on The Ellen Degeneres Show on March 20th and Conan on March 21!
March 05 2012

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BRITISH SINGER AND SONGWRITER BIRDY TO PERFORM ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW ON MARCH 20TH, FOLLOWED CONAN ON MARCH 21ST

TV PERFORMANCES COINCIDE WITH RELEASE OF 15-YEAR-OLDâS DEBUT ALBUM, DUE FROM WARNER MUSIC CANADA ON MARCH 20TH


British-born singer and songwriter Birdy, who has been thrilling fans across the Atlantic with her richly compelling voice, will make her network television debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on March 20th, followed by an appearance on TBSâs Conan on March 21st.

The two high-profile TV performances coincide with the release of the 15-year-oldâs self-titled debut album, which will be released by Warner Music Canada on March 20th. The album features Birdyâs soulful and sophisticated take on songs by Bon Iver (first single "Skinny Love"), The xx (second U.K. single "Shelter"), Fleet Foxes, The National, Phoenix, The Postal Service, and veteran troubadour James Taylor ("Fire and Rain").

The album was recorded in London and Los Angeles with producers Rich Costey (Muse, TV On The Radio), James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, The Klaxons), and Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys.) Propelled by "Skinny Love" (and its haunting video directed by Sophie Mueller, which has racked up more than 17.5 million views on YouTube), and âShelterâ (4.6 million views), Birdy shot to No. 13 in the U.K. upon its release in November 2011 and achieved Silver certification there, while going platinum in Holland where both singles are currently lodged in the Top 10.

The album has also earned raves from critics. The U.K.âs Evening Standard writes that Birdy âhas a voice of astonishing richness and plays piano with the aplomb of a concert hall crowd pleaser,â while The Sun notes that both her âheart-stopping renditions of emotionally hefty songs by Bon Iverâ and âher own impressively mature compositionsâ are âcharacterized by a grace, beauty and poiseâ that is âhard to believe could come from a slight shy teen.â

Hereâs what critics have had to say so far:

âIt marries the kind of bare-bones honesty of Adele with a surprisingly knowing voice.â â Vogue

âHer emotionally honest songwriting, lyrical poise and heartfelt performance convey a maturity well beyond her ageâ¦â â Arjanwrites

ââ¦.echoes with eerie beautyâ¦â â Marie Claire

âOne of our favorite new artists - by far!â â Perez Hilton

ââ¦she sings with such soul and grace and depth it seems impossible that sheâs only 15 years old. 15!â â HelloGiggles

The daughter of a classically trained concert pianist mother, Birdy (born Jasmine van den Bogaerde in Lymington, England) began singing as a child and playing piano at age 7. At the age of 12, Birdy won a UK song-writing competition which led to her publishing deal with WMUK Chairman Christian Tattersfield and she subsequently obtained a recording deal with Atlantic UK on the back of her independent release of her version of the track "Skinny Love" on iTunes. Last year, after BBC's Radio 1 added "Skinny Love" to its playlist, the song became Birdy's first hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 17. Both "Skinny Love" and "Shelter" have been featured in episodes of The Vampire Diaries.

Watch the video for âSkinny Loveâ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNzCDt2eidg

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