Meet Lucie Silvas, a talented British singer and songwriter. Born in Kingston upon Thames in the UK on the 4th of September 1977, Lucie's full name is Lucie Joanne Silverman. Because her father is from New Zealand and her mother is from Scotland, Lucie and her siblings Mia and Nikki spent time travelling between these countries as well as England.
Through all the moves, from the age of five, Lucie learned to play the piano. Then, at the tender age of ten, she wrote her very first song. Unlike many musicians today who start their careers on YouTube, Lucie had a more conventional start in the music business.
When she was still studying at Brooklands College in Surrey, she was offered the chance to sing backing vocals for Take That singer and chief songwriter Gary Barlow and singer Judie Tzuke. Lucie and Judie formed a close bond, and Judie helped her write her album Breathe In.
In 2000 Lucie was signed to EMI records. In June that year, she released her debut single, It's Too Late, but unfortunately, it didn't sell well. It only reached number two in the UK charts, and EMI terminated her contract.
Luckily, the label still recognised her talent and the following year, she was signed by EMI subsidiary Chrysalis Records to write songs for their artists. In the years that followed, she wrote songs for some of the biggest names in music at that time, including Will Young, Rachel Stevens, Gareth Gates and Liberty X.
Lucie's exceptional songwriting talent led to another recording contract, this time with Mercury Records in 2003. She wrote, recorded and released Breathe In and the first single from the album, What You're Made Of, charted at number 7. The album reached number 11, and the follow-up single, also called Breathe In, entered the charts at number 6.
By 2005 Lucie had a platinum-selling album as well as four Top 40 hits and decided it was the right time to tour. She started her tour in the UK and also went to the Netherlands. Since then, Lucie has released three more albums, which are called The Same Side, Letter To Ghosts and E.G.O.
She also co-wrote the smash-hit Who I Am, which was recorded by Will Young, Last Call and Somebody Else's Life for The Saturdays and Hallelujah, Amen for country music legend Reba McEntire.
Lucie is known for her smoky, sultry voice, which can make any song sound as if you're hearing it for the first time. Check out the video above to hear her stunning cover of Metallica's Nothing Else Matters at a Radio 2 concert. It sounds completely different from the original but is absolutely sublime. No wonder it's been viewed 25 million times! That explains her estimated net worth of $1-2 million.
Music seems to permeate every part of Lucie's life. In 2007 she met Brothers Osborne member John Osborne to co-write music. They hit it off, became an item and got married in 2015. They don't have any children yet but dote on their beloved Golden Doodle, Barley. If you would like to see more from Lucie, you can subscribe to her YouTube channel or you can visit her official website for more information.