Lianne La Havas (born 23 August 1989 as Lianne Charlotte Barnes) is British folk and soul singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Born in London her career began after being introduced to various musicians and singer Paloma Faith, whom she sang backing vocals for. In 2010, Lianne signed to Warner Bros. Records, spending two years developing her songwriting skills before releasing any music publicly. Havas debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough? (2012), was released to positive reviews from critics and earned her a nomination for the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll and awards for the iTunes Album of The Year 2012.