It’s going to be a big couple of months for British singer Becky Hill. Just last month she released her latest single Remember alongside legendary French DJ David Guetta – a track that reached 13 in the singles charts, her 12th top 40 hit in nine years. Next week, on July 21, the star will be performing live at the opening game of The Hundred, a new 100-ball cricket competition that kicks off with the women’s match over the men’s (the first time this has ever happened in the UK).
Due to the pandemic, this will be one of the first times she has performed live in two years – is she nervous?
She exclusively told Express.co.uk: “I’m s******g myself!”
She added: “I had vocal surgery, so I have a set of shiny new vocal cords to test run. They are all healed and ready to go – I am very excited to sing again, [but] I am absolutely terrified!”
Despite this, Becky went on: “What’s amazing about [The Hundred] is I didn’t know until recently that it’s an all-female game, and I’m so excited about it!”
Becky Hill releases her debut album in August
Becky Hill spoke candidly about her work
Becky said: “In so many different sports the men’s sports are first, this is the UK’s first female cricket game that’s going ahead before any of the men’s.
“I’m so glad to be a part of it. Hopefully, it’ll go well!”
The opening ceremony for the games will see Becky performing Remember live for the first time with her DJ and backing singers, along with some of the other supremely successful hits she has released in the past year.
Just over a month later, the 27-year-old will be releasing her first-ever original album.
The as of yet unnamed debut record is due to hit store shelves on August 20 and will lay bare all the songs the young star hasn’t dared part with over the last nine years.
Becky Hill is releasing her first album – but will always write for others
Most of Becky’s career has consisted of writing, performing and featuring on other people’s songs.
But it was easy to hear the elation in Becky’s voice when she began talking about her own album.
She confessed: “I’ve been working crazy hard and I feel like now is a huge moment in time for me.
“My debut album is like a collection of work over the past nine or ten years that I’ve been writing since I was 18-years-old, and when you’ve had that long writing music you get to select the music that has worked really well.
“There’s all sorts of music that I’ve been writing from when I was 18 up to 26. I’m so proud of it.”
She laughed: “I hate to blow my own trumpet, but it’s a really solid album!”
Going forward, Becky plans on releasing albums a lot more frequently, harkening back to a plan she made when she was a teenager.
She said: “From when I was 18 I had an eight-album plan and I think I would love to make eight albums. It’s taken me nearly ten years [to make one] … hopefully the only way is up.”
The Bewdley, Worcestershire local has no doubt made quite the name for herself with a collection of featured spots on songs – including the likes of Wish You Well, Better Off Without You, False Alarm, Piece of Me, Lose Control and plenty more.
But does the arrival of her first album mean she’s done writing and performing for other people?
Becky replied: “They call me the music industry octopus! The thing is, I love writing music. It is my absolute passion.
“And, especially after having this surgery, I’ve had time away from doing anything, and since I’ve come back to it it’s been a real turning point of how much I actually love every ounce of writing songs and performing songs – so I will always do that.
“I will always write for other people. I will always write for myself. I will always want to make money. I will always want to be prominent and prevalent in the charts… so yeah, world domination.”
Becky Hill’s debut album is due for release on August 20, 2021.
Becky Hill will be performing at the opening game of The Hundred featuring The Oval Invincibles Vs Manchester Originals at the Oval on Wednesday, July 21. Buy your tickets here.