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.