Izzy Bizu is a pop-oriented R&B artist whose material has switched between (and fused to) retro and contemporary sounds.
The down-to-earth singer and songwriter, a native of South West London, England, debuted in 2013 with Coolbeanz, an independently released EP that sold over 50,000 copies, supported by BBC DJs Trevor Nelson
and Zane Lowe
, among others. By the end of the year, Bizu's fan base grew as she opened for Sam Smith
and Jamie Cullum
. The following year, she performed at Glastonbury and signed to the U.K. wing of major-label Epic
. A handful of singles were issued in 2015 and ranged from the dusty retro-soul of "Diamond" to the peppy disco-funk of "White Tiger." These led to a nomination in BBC's Sound of 2016 poll (won by Jack Garratt
). A Moment of Madness, Bizu's debut album, was released in 2016. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi