It was going to happen sooner or later – 19 year young Jake Bugg has cracked the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time.
A week and a day after his appearance on David Letterman, where he performed his single ‘Lightning Bolt‘, the self-titled album landed at No 75. Bugg will begin a North American tour in September, starting in Washington, DC.
The 58th anual Ivor Novello Awards which celebrates songwriting ability announced its 2013 nominees shortlist today. The annual awards are highly prized because they are voted for by songwriters and composers.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London on Thursday, May 16. Jake Bugg’s ‘Two Fingers‘ is up against ‘Laura‘ by Bat For Lashes and Emeli Sande’s ‘Next To Me‘ in the Best Song Musically and Lyrically category. Alt-J, Plan B and The Maccabees will go head to head in the Best Contemporary Song category while Plan B is also nominated for Best Original Film Score category for his film Ill Manors.
Jake Bugg has added four new shows to his previously announced autumn UK tour schedule.
Jake Bugg has said he hopes his rapid rise to mainstream attention during the past twelve months will inspire a new generation pick up the guitar and tread a similar path.
Deap Vally covered Jake Bugg‘s 2012 single ‘Lightning Bolt‘ – one of the highlights of the Nottingham songwriter’s self-titled debut solo album – during a recent visit to BBC Radio. The Live Lounge session video can be viewed below.
Jake Bugg has unveiled his latest round of UK tour dates beginning in October.
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