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English singer/pianist Jasmine van den Bogaerde, who goes by the stage name Birdy, was born in 1996 in Lymington, Hampshire. Precocious from the very start, Bogaerde began composing her own songs at the age of seven, and by 12 had secured the top spot (out of 10,000 competitors) at 2008's Open Mic UK, a popular live music competition that rewards the winner with a recording contract. In January of 2011 she released her first single, a cover of American indie rock outfit Bon Iver's "Skinny Love," which peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop charts. Her eponymous full-length debut, released through Atlantic Records, arrived in November of that year. The record was a huge success, particularly in Australia, Belgium, Holland, and France, where it shot straight to number one in the chart, while it also reached the U.K. Top 20. The collection of stripped-back arrangements mostly comprised indie artists, including the Postal Service and Fleet Foxes, whose songs were overhauled by Bogaerde's haunting voice and sparse production. The follow-up to her debut presented a new phase in Bogaerde's development as her sophomore album, Fire Within, displayed her own songwriting talent with 11 original tracks. The album was written with help from collaborators such as Ryan Tedder (Beyoncé, Leona Lewis), Dan Wilson (Adele, Taylor Swift), and Mumford & Sons pianist Ben Lovett and was released in 2013. A new single, "Let It Go," co-written with fellow British singer/songwriter Rhodes, began climbing the charts in 2015. ~ James Christopher Monger & Scott Kerr
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  1.   Song
  2.   Skinny Love
  3.   Wings
  4.   Shine
  5.   Fire and Rain
  6.   1901
  7.   The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
  8.   Young Blood
  9.   Not About Angels
  10.   People Help The People
  11.   I'll Never Forget You
  12.   Tee Shirt
  13.   The "A" Team
  14.   No Angel
  15.   Shelter
  16.   White Winter Hymnal
  17.   Without A Word
  18.   Terrible Love
  19.   Wings Acoustic
  20.   Strange Birds
  21.   Standing In the Way of the Light
  22.   Words as Weapons
  23.   All About You
  24.   All You Never Say
  25.   Comforting Sounds
  26.   Maybe
  27.   Light Me Up
  28.   Just a Game
  29.   What You Want
  30.   Farewell and Goodnight
  31.   Heart of Gold
  32.   White Winter Animal
  33.   Let Her Go
  34.   The Same
  35.   Dream
  36.   Older
  37.   Home
  38.   Lucky Star
  39.   Firestone

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