Already topping U.K. charts, soulful singer ­readies stateside breakthrough

Dozens of female singers have been touted in recent years as "the next Adele." But if Capitol Music Group has its way, the real successor is a 21-year-old English guy with a fade haircut and the self-professed goal of being the next "male diva voice."

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