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Birdy Looks To Turn YouTube Views Into Fame

For The Heights

Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01

Discovered on YouTube when she was just 12 years old, Jasmine Van den Bogaerde, who performs under her childhood nickname Birdy, has experienced a blur of huge and unexpected success. Last year at age 15, she released her first, self-recorded demo, a cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love,” which earned her 25 million YouTube hits.

The fascination with Birdy’s music can be attributed to her low, beautiful, chill-inducing voice. This talent was proven with her debut album Birdy, a collection of original interpretations of popular indie songs, which included such groups as Phoenix, The xx, and The Postal Service. Recently, Birdy has been busy working on some pretty significant projects. This past year her original song, “Just a Game,” was featured on The Hunger Games soundtrack, she’s shared producers with the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, Adele, and Muse, and she’s recorded with Mumford & Sons. Recently, the soft-spoken singer revealed to BBC that 25 years from now she hopes to be travelling the world selling out stadiums. At the rate she’s going, that goal doesn’t seem too far out of reach.


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