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Anne-Marie Rose Nicholson (born 7 April 1991, Essex, England), known professionally as Anne-Marie, is an English singer and songwriter.


Early life, education, and discovery[]

Anne-Marie was born in Essex on 7 April 1991 and raised in East Tilbury. Her father was born in Ireland, while her mother is from Essex.

She appeared in two West End productions as a child—Les Misérables when she was six, and Whistle Down the Wind alongside a young Jessie J when she was 12.

Nicholson practised shotokan karate from the age of nine and won Double Gold in the 2002 Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association World Championships, Gold and Silver in the 2007 Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association World Championships, and Gold in the United Kingdom Traditional Karate Federation National Championships.

She credits this with teaching her "discipline and focus – basically everything I need for this career" but now does not have time to practice it frequently, due to performing commitments.

Career beginnings:[]

Anne-Marie cut a solo demo for Rocket Records called "Summer Girl", after which she caught the attention of Rudimental; one of their vocalists left, and so they asked Anne-Marie to replace her.

In late 2017, she was signed to label Major Tom's; releasing her debut single 'Heavy' in March 2018.


Main Article: Anne-Marie Discography


West End, London
  • 1997: Les Misérables
  • 2003: Whistle Down the Wind