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British Breakthrough: The Story of London Grammar

Each week we’re going to look at the stories of the British Breakthrough Act Nominees. You can help decide the winner by voting for your favourite

This is the story of London Grammar as they went from student pubs to one of the most exciting new acts in the UK. 

Passing time at University
Dan and Hannah met while at Nottingham University and began their music career by playing covers of tracks by The Doors, Tears for Fears and Candi Staton at pubs around the city.

Who are London Grammar?
Hey Now appeared online with mystery over their identity, but still managing to rack up hundreds of thousands of plays online.

Breaking through in pairs
Lead singer Hannah Reid leant her vocals to fellow BRIT nominees Disclosure on Help Me Lose My Mind, helping Settle to go to No. 1 in the album charts.
Not just pretty faces
They won the hearts of fans who heard their music online, but this was nothing compared to the impact of their live performances.

Almost there
Their debut long player, If You Wait, received widespread critical acclaim but narrowly missed out on being No. 1 in the UK Album chart. 

London Grammar have been nominated for British Breakthrough Act along with BastilleDisclosureLaura Mvula and Tom Odell, and you can vote for your favourite to win a BRIT Award at London’s O2 Arena on February 19.