Women in Music 2019

Anne-Marie Wraps Up Debut Asia Tour, Talks Collaborations

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Anne-Marie performs April 11, 2019, at MacPherson Stadium in Hong Kong during her "Speak Your Mind" Asia Tour.  

Receiving worldwide recognition for her global hits, including "Rockabye" and "Friends," English singer-songwriter Anne-Marie now finds herself on tour for her first studio album, Speak Your Mind, landing debut live shows in Asia and across the globe.

Billboard Radio China caught up with her amidst her busy tour schedule to talk about life on tour, new music, collaborations and upcoming plans.

As the album just crossed its one-year anniversary, Anne-Marie shared her secret sauce for achieving massive worldwide recognition in a few years time: "You never really know how your music is going to be received by the world, and all I did is try to be as honest as I could and talk about real life and situations I've been through."

Debuts in Asia and life on tour have also brought Anne-Marie inspiration for new music: "Touring and performing in front of a live audience is very different from studio recordings. 2019 is definitely the year of new music for me. My music will continue to be very raw, open and honest, and I'm excited to see how people will move and feel with them."

When speaking about her collaborations with talented artists such as Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit, Julia Michaels and Marshmello, Anne-Marie believes that "inspiring" is the common theme. "Without each of these collaborations, I wouldn't be where I am today, and wouldn't feel the way I feel about music," she shared. "They've taught me so much."

Heading into the second half of 2019, Anne-Marie hinted at more music, collaborations and news to come. Check out her full radio interview on Billboard Radio China.


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