Meet The Alt-Pop Songstress Who Opened For Prince

Ever meet a wallflower named Delilah? Neither have we. Signed to a major label by 17, Paris-born, London-bred Paloma Stoecker earned so much hype with her stage presence, writing, and producing credits, she wanted a name to match.
After touring and cowriting with buzzy Brit dubstep duo Chase & Status, the multi-hyphenate released her debut studio album in 2011. Its first single, “Go,” featured a Chaka Khan vocal sample, which Khan herself called “genius.” No big deal. And, she didn't just open for Prince; he personally invited her to.
Citing music and style influences as eclectic as Portishead, Aaliyah, and Sade, we’re not surprised her never-leave-home-without-it accessory is a pair of shades from the rocker-glam Carrera by Jimmy Choo collab. Take note, R29 readers: This chick is on a bullet train to the top, and she’s giving us a backstage pass.
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Photo: Courtesy of @delilahofficial.
Bisous, chérie. Parisian by birth, Delilah has effortless glamour down to a science. (We want lessons!)

Carrera by Jimmy Choo Gold Leopard Sunglasses, $299, available at Jimmy Choo.
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If we looked this good in sunglasses, we'd never take 'em off either.

Carrera by Jimmy Choo Gold Leopard Sunglasses, $299, available at Jimmy Choo.
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"I always travel with sunglasses, a hoodie, and heels. As long I have those, I can survive just about anything. "

Carrera by Jimmy Choo Gold Leopard Sunglasses, $299, available at Jimmy Choo.
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Photo: Courtesy of @delilahofficial.
The bone structure of a Kardashian, the attitude of M.I.A., and a sound described as "the missing link between Sade and The xx." Go ahead. We dare you to put this badass in a box.
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"When you tour with a band and a crew, you get really close. We play tricks on each other like kids on a road trip. We're one big, quirky family."

Carrera by Jimmy Choo Gold Leopard Sunglasses, $299, available at Jimmy Choo.
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"I was born in Paris, so performing there feels very special. I love the city and the people — and getting to sing in French!" 
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"My favorite show this tour was London. It's my hometown, so most of my family was there. And, of course, as the last show of the tour, we could all let loose afterwards!" 
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"I have an incredibly eclectic style, so it's rare to find items that are totally me, but also go with everything. These sunglasses are a collaboration between two of my favorite brands, and they ended up going with me pretty much everywhere this tour."

Carrera by Jimmy Choo Gold Leopard Sunglasses, $299, available at Jimmy Choo.
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Photo: Courtesy of @delilahofficial.
"Although this last tour was U.K.-based and few of the places we visited were totally new to me, I am always amazed by the fans. They are incredibly loyal. Seeing the same faces at shows in different cities reminds me how lucky I am to have such a devoted fan base."
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"My favorite thing about touring and performing live is seeing the reactions of the crowd, right in front of me. That's the only measure of a song that really counts."
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