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Rag'N'Bone Man

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Rag'N'Bone Man

Rag'N'Bone Man Biography

Rory Charles Graham, better known as Rag'n'Bone Man, is a British singer and songwriter. He is known for his deep baritone voice. His first hit single, "Human", was released in 2016, and his debut album of the same name was released in 2017. At the 2017 Brit Awards, he was named British Breakthrough Act and received the Critics' Choice Award.Early life Rory Charles Graham was born on 29 January 1985 in Uckfield, East Sussex. He attended Ringmer Community College in Ringmer, from which he was expelled, and then enrolled at Uckfield College in his hometown. At the age of 15,[citation needed] he began MCing with a drum and bass crew using the handle Rag 'N' Bonez, inspired by watching repeats...
Rory Charles Graham, better known as Rag'n'Bone Man, is a British singer and songwriter. He is known for his deep baritone voice. His first hit single, "Human", was released in 2016, and his debut album of the same name was released in 2017. At the 2017 Brit Awards, he was named British Breakthrough Act and received the Critics' Choice Award.

Early life

Rory Charles Graham was born on 29 January 1985 in Uckfield, East Sussex. He attended Ringmer Community College in Ringmer, from which he was expelled, and then enrolled at Uckfield College in his hometown. At the age of 15,[citation needed] he began MCing with a drum and bass crew using the handle Rag 'N' Bonez, inspired by watching repeats of the British sitcom Steptoe and Son. While at school, he was part of a group of youths supported by The Prince's Trust who developed a community project which involved painting and gardening in Crowborough.

Career

When he moved to Brighton, his friend Gi3mo formed the rap group Rum Committee and invited him to join them. He started performing at Slip-jam B, where he met people who helped him start his career. Over the next few years, they supported hip hop artists Pharoahe Monch and KRS-One at Brighton's Concorde 2, and released their own album titled Boozetown (2012) through Bandcamp and other digital stores. Just weeks before the Rum Committee album release, Rory Graham was asked to support Joan Armatrading at Brighton Dome. With no solo releases to his name to distribute on the night, he worked with Rum Committee producers Gi3mo and Sherlock Bones to create his first official release, the eight-track Bluestown EP (2012), which included one feature from the rap artist Ceezlin.[citation needed]

Human (2016–present)

Graham at the SWR3 New Pop Festival 2017

Graham's first hit single, "Human", was released on Columbia Records in July 2016. It peaked at number one in the official singles charts in Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. It was certified Gold in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. "Human" was used as the theme music to the Amazon Prime series Oasis, in the official launch trailer for the video game Mass Effect: Andromeda, in the trailer for the 2017 film Thank You for Your Service, in the television series Inhumans, and in the season 2 intro for the TV show Into the Badlands. The song was also used in the outro for Ash vs. Evil Dead Season 3 Episode 9, as well as the Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan television series.

Graham's debut album, also titled Human, was released on 10 February 2017. The album opens with the song "Human", features the single "Skin", and has tracks produced by Mark Crew, Two Inch Punch, and Jonny Coffer. The album won the BBC Music Award for British Album of the Year in 2017 and he was nominated for Artist of the Year. Later in 2017, Graham collaborated with British virtual band Gorillaz, appearing on the song "The Apprentice" from the deluxe edition of their fifth studio album Humanz.[citation needed]

Graham also sang and co-wrote one of the songs, "Broken People", from Will Smith’s 2017 Netflix film Bright.

In January 2019, Graham collaborated with Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris to record the song "Giant". It peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. He also collaborated with the Italian singer Zucchero Fornaciari to write the song "Freedom", for the album D.O.C..

In 2021, he collaborated with P!nk for the single "Anywhere Away From Here".

Accolades

YearAwardsCategoryWorkResult
2017 Brit Awards Critics' Choice Award Himself Won
British Breakthrough Act Won
Echo Awards International Newcomer Won
International Male Artist Won
MTV Europe Awards Best New Act Nominated
Best Push Act Nominated
NRJ Music Awards International Breakthrough of the Year Won
2018 Brit Awards British Male Solo Artist Nominated
British Album of the Year Human Nominated
British Single of the Year "Human" Won
Denmark GAFFA Awards Best Foreign New Act Himself Nominated
2021 Berlin Music Video Awards Best Concept "All You Ever Wanted" Pending



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Rag'N'Bone Man Discography

  • 2012AlbumBluestown
  • 2013SingleNobody
  • 2014AlbumWolves
  • 2015EPDisfigured
  • 2016SingleHealed
  • 2016SingleShe (feat. Rag'n'Bone Man)
  • 2017SingleGrace (We All Try)
  • 2017AlbumHuman
  • 2018SingleLay My Body Down (Orchestra Version)
  • 2018SinglePhotographs (Acoustic)
  • 2018SinglePhotographs
  • 2018SingleSkin (feat. Jorja Smith) [Live at the BRITs]
  • 2019SingleGiant
  • 2019SingleTweeters (feat. Rag 'N' Bone Man)
  • 2021SingleAll You Ever Wanted (Acoustic)
  • 2021AlbumLife By Misadventure
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