About Celeste Buckingham
Into the spotlight for which she was born steps a genuine diva. With musical wisdom that belies her youth, Celeste Buckingham seamlessly blends contemporary R&B, soul and hip-hop, and can rock a street corner jam just as easily as a sold-out stadium. Because for Celeste, it’s not about genre or numbers, but feeling and message. Whether she’s deftly balancing the whisper and thunder of a power ballad or just crooning lounge style, her voice is pure passion and ingenuity. Get ready to make your finger sore from hitting the replay button. Ears really do smile.
The Pop Princess of Europe, as fans call her, refers to her powers “a gift,” modestly glossing the endless hours she’s spent honing them. And with the opening lines of her 20-million-view smash debut hit, Run, Run, Run, she lets us know there’s depth to complement those operatic pipes: “All is fair in love and war / but all I do is love you more…” That’s the kind of compression and wit you would expect from a veteran wordsmith, not a 17-year old ingénue, but six years on Celeste continues to electrify the industry with works whose quality keeps her in a league of her own.
Already a certified platinum artist and MTV Music Award winner in Europe, Celeste is now set to blow up the charts worldwide from the US to Japan, with her single Crushin’ My Fairytale already making Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40. She was the youngest X-Factor judge and the second youngest Cosmopolitan cover model in history, an official ambassador for L’Oreal, and has starred in a feature film as – what else? – a princess. Celeste is the president and creative director of Buckingham Entertainment Group and, is also committed to many philanthropic and charitable organizations and causes, such as CARE.org, Boys & Girls Club of America, autism (Nobody Knows) and women’s rights (I’m Not Sorry). She represents Habitat for Humanity (SK) and was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30.
“Music is a ladder for the soul,” she says. Check out this vocal icon and let yours climb to new heights of wonder.
Biography by Christian Nagle, PhD