Jessie Ware got a Mercury Prize nomination for her debut album
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Jessie Ware: From backing singer to rising star

15 November 2012 Last updated at 14:14 GMT

Brixton's Jessie Ware started her career supporting friends as a backing vocalist but it was not long before her talent was recognised.

She is now in the spotlight as a solo artist, winning over critics as a rising star and gaining a Mercury Prize nomination for her debut album.

BBC London's Brenda Emmanus catches up with her to ask her why she thinks the capital has produced so many successful female singer/songwriters.

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