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Bristol artist Yola nominated for four Grammy awards

A singer from Portishead has been nominated for four Grammy's at the upcoming awards.

Yola Carter, who was born in Eastville, finds herself up against artists such as Billie Eilish and Lizzo in the prestigious list.

Yola only released her album less than a year ago. Credit: PA Images

She has been nominated for:

  • Best New Artist
  • Best American Roots Performance - Faraway Look
  • Best American Roots Song - Faraway Look
  • Best Americana Album - Walk Through Fire

The rising artist, who simply goes by her first name, grew up in Portishead with her mother.

Her career includes singing backup for Massive Attack, the Chemical Brothers and others, as well as fronting the Bristol-based group Phantom Limb.

Since the release of her first album she's opened for Kacey Musgraves, and shared a stage with Dolly Parton.