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Wed 23 Aug

In the heart of England, in the Northamptonshire supermarket where she worked, Mae Stephens dreamed about making music. Last 31 December, before heading to a New Year’s Eve party, she posted a 15-second TikTok of herself in her bedroom singing a pop song about breakups that she had just written for a laugh with an honesty worthy of Lily Allen. In just one night If We Ever Broke Up went viral (currently at one million views) and this cheeky 19-year-old brunette kicked off 2023 on a massive high. She promptly quit her job and signed a contract with the mythical EMI label and is living her music dream. Before she finally made it, Mae had already released a handful of singles since 2020 — showing us the that it pays to never give up!

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