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V V Brown is a stylisation of V.V. Brown, a pseudonym of UK singer / songwriter / model / producer Vanessa Brown (b. 24 Oct 1983 - aka VV Brown), who is signed to Universal Records in the UK and EMI’s Capitol Records in the USA.

Vanessa Brown was born in Northampton, England. She is the eldest of six siblings; Her mother is Jamaican and her father is Puerto Rican. She attended Overstone Park School near Northampton, which her parents own and work at. Brown learned to play the piano, developed her vocals and took classical and jazz piano lessons at a musical arts school. Brown was given her name “V V” from her peers as an MC nickname when she attended her middle school. Her love for hip hop and artists such as J Dilla and Q-Tip still exists. Brown studied violin at the age of 9 but gave it up because she found she was better at the piano and trumpet. She completed her grade 8 jazz trumpet at the age of 16 and went on to play in jazz bands up to the age of 21. Growing up, V V listened to jazz artists like Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie. Brown earned four “A” grade A-Levels, studying at Kingsthorpe Upper School (now Kingsthorpe Community College) a year early; she was offered places at five top UK universities to study law including Oxford, King’s College London, LSE and York. She declined the offers to follow a career in music. V V Brown was first offered a deal by Gut records when she was 14 but due to educational commitments she decided to finish her studies.

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  • MarcusLMosnter

    New self-released EP is coming soon, excited!

    31 Aug 11:08pm Reply
  • MarcusLMosnter

    I'm amazed by her musical evolution, Travelling like the Light was meh but Samson & Delilah is simply a breathtaking piece of art <3

    26 Aug 3:36pm Reply
  • DatGlitterBitch

    someone leak lollipops and politics [2]

    30 Jul 3:30pm Reply
  • adaalbertojr

    Samson & Delilah is amazing <3

    24 Jul 4:56am Reply
  • huimaus

    someone leak lollipops and politics

    7 Jun 11:46am Reply
  • grumpi

    Not a fan of her Samson & Delilah album. :/

    24 Apr 8:22pm Reply
  • DuduMacedo

    <3

    21 Apr 4:23am Reply
  • perfectcrush

    how is she not a smashing global superstar? [5]

    20 Apr 2:32pm Reply
  • ToughLikeGlue_

    how is she not a smashing global superstar? [4]

    15 Apr 8:18pm Reply
  • DatGlitterBitch

    how is she not a smashing global superstar? [3]

    9 Apr 3:51am Reply
  • gabrielbartz_

    I was pleasant surprised by her new direction on S&D there is not a single boring song in this album.

    22 Mar 5:46pm Reply
  • rinistiltskin

    I love Samson and Delilah! I've been scrobbling it under V V Brown, while Traveling got scrobbled under VV Brown, because imo this new album signifies her artistic rebirth. So I maintain a dichotomy between her past and present. V V is a new identity and Samson a new direction. (And it's a marvelous one, I perceived shades of Kate Bush as I listened to it).

    11 Mar 6:45am Reply
  • huimaus

    i would have liked lollipops and politics much more than samson and delilah

    6 Mar 3:36pm Reply
  • Dahveed29

    how is she not a smashing global superstar? [2]

    27 Feb 8:16pm Reply
  • Fullmettall

    The Apple

    18 Feb 4:39pm Reply
  • caiocoletti

    Both albums are flawless.

    13 Feb 11:42pm Reply
  • NyBlueberry

    Samson is good

    12 Feb 8:05pm Reply
  • LeandroLDSP

    Samson & Delilah is flawless, in love ♥

    4 Feb 11:04pm Reply
  • ssomeone_great

    MAN has she changed, and for the best. Samsom & Dellilah is a total solid album, i'm really surprised

    4 Feb 7:43pm Reply
  • Beat_C

    how is she not a smashing global superstar?

    30 Jan 8:31am Reply
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