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Band to Watch: Lianne La Havas

Brit chanteuse cuts a path between arty folk and plush soul

Hometown: London

Backstory: La Havas got her start as a teenager singing backup for British singer Paloma Faith and playing around the London scene before she formed a songwriting partnership with Matt Hales, who performs under the name Aqualung. She accompanied him to L.A. in 2010, and landed a record deal while she was there.

Overnight Sensation: The buzz was immediate after the little-known La Havas performed on the U.K. TV show Later . . . With Jools Holland in 2011: Bon Iver and Robert Plant asked her to open for them on tour, and Prince invited her to Paisley Park for a jam session.

Hot Clip: Watch exclusive footage of Liane La Havas performing "Gone" above.

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