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Laura Mvula on Abbey Road and stage fright

18 August 2014 Last updated at 00:08 BST

Singer and songwriter Laura Mvula has had an incredible two years in the music industry.

The 28-year-old has gone from being a relative unknown to a Mobo-winning, Brit award-nominated artist.

Her debut album, Sing to the Moon, reached number nine in the UK album charts when it was released in March 2013.

Classically trained with a degree in composition, her dreams were realised when she was given the opportunity to record her second album at the famous Abbey Road studios with a live orchestra.

She spoke to BBC News about her musical journey to success, and why she still cannot watch old performances of herself on television.

Video journalist: Sophie van Brugen

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