1 Only One
With over 10 million views and 35k subscribers, Ria Ritchie is nothing short of a Youtube phenomenon. Through uploading videos of herself performing covers in her bedroom in Lowestoft, she managed to create a huge online buzz. It also put her in front of some very influential people in the music industry, which would take her on a fairytale journey. Plan B was the first to spot her talents, after seeing one of her covers on Youtube he immediately invited her to London for a writing and studio session which produced 5 tracks. Since then it has been a roller coaster ride for young Ria. With the Plan B songs in her back pocket and other songs written with the likes of Craze & Hoax (Emeli Sande, Dot Rotten), Futurecut (Lily Allen, Rizzle Kicks, Olly Murs) and Sam Frank (Skream), she was eventually signed to EMI Publishing. 2011 has been the year that Ria really flourished, through a process of incessant gigging (supporting Tinchy Stryder, Example + Wretch 32) and intense song writing. The product of this hard work can be seen in the video for her debut single 'Only One' which has racked up an incredible 35k views in 2 weeks. With online Twitter and Facebook support from Dappy, Plan B, Tinchy et al 'Only One' is getting love and attention in all the right places.