Ben Howard vs. Tom Odell – Battle of the Brits
Ben Howard and Tom Odell are both pretty young singer-songwriters, but their age has done nothing to affect their huge successes as artists.
Ben Howard was nominated for both British Breakthrough Act and British Solo Male Artist at the 2013 BRIT Awards, and took home both accolades! This means he’s batting two-for-two in terms of BRIT Awards, not many people can boast a perfect BRIT record like he can. Howard was also nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize in 2012. His 2013 debute full-length album ‘Every Kingdom’ peaked in the Top 10 of charts in the U.K., Canada, Belgium and New Zealand. Not to mention he sold over 300,000 copies of his album, which earned him a platinum certification in the U.K.
Tom Odell is only 22 years old, but he’s already had massive success with his career. He won the 2013 Critics Choice at the BRIT Awards, and his debut full-length album ‘Long Way Down’ hit No.1 in the U.K. Odell was signed to a major label after he was discovered by Lily Allen, who said he reminded her of David Bowie. That’s quite the comparison!
Make sure to vote for Ben Howard or Tom Odell before the first round of polls close July 17 at 2PM EST!