Lucy Spraggan appeared on the X Factor in 2012, since then her audition video has been viewed 35 million times on YouTube. She was also the most Googled musician of 2012, after she came off the show and immediately signed to Columbia Records.
Her debut album Join the Club was a top-ten success and Lucy has enjoyed sell-out tours since then.
Her latest record We Are was released on her own label, CTRL Records, after Spraggan opted to take the independent route the second time around. The album just missed out on a top twenty position and was highly acclaimed as one of the best singer-songwriter albums of 2015.
Lucy says of her Arts Award experience: 'Artistic development for me is all about believing in your ability and having the patience to develop and learn from those around you. Find a style that suits the person you are and stick to your guns no matter what.'
'If you believe you can be good enough and get to where you want to be then that’s half the battle won. Arts Award is a great programme for developing artists and encouraging them in the right way and it’s a great honour to be involved.'