"New" Artist of the Month for October 2021


Celeste Epiphany Waite, or as more commonly known, Celeste, is an American-British singer and songwriter. Her official music career began in 2014 but it wasn’t until 2021 that she released her first studio album Not Your Muse.

She carries a unique genre with a blend of Soul, R&B, and Jazz, and has emphasized how the British culture has influenced her music, despite being a U.S. California native. She is compared to artists like Adele and Amy Winehouse, carrying an authentic, powerful voice. Beside her music, she also gets a great deal of attention through her flashy fashion choices that stray from common artists.

The Brit Awards gave her the title of the Rising Star Award in 2020 before she even released an album. She has been collaborating with artists in recent years to get exposure in the music industry.

Her most recent single, that is also featured on her album, “Stop This Flame,” in an upbeat track with a theme of overcoming difficulties and having inner strength. She is just reaching the public eye, but she is believed to be on the upward trend.

Stop This Flame

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