10 Things You Should Know About Laura Mvula

The U.K. singer's "Sing to the Moon" is on tonight's #BMJ.

10 Things You Should Know About Laura Mvula - Ever since the release of her debut LP Sing to the Moon, vocalist Laura Mvula has become one of the up-and-coming international soul singers to watch. And you'll get a chance to hear what the buzz is about when the title cut from her album is featured on tonight's episode of Being Mary Jane. If you're not familiar with this songbird, here's some things you should know.   (Photo: Andy Sheppard/Redferns via Getty Images)

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10 Things You Should Know About Laura Mvula - Ever since the release of her debut LP Sing to the Moon, vocalist Laura Mvula has become one of the up-and-coming international soul singers to watch. And you'll get a chance to hear what the buzz is about when the title cut from her album is featured on tonight's episode of Being Mary Jane. If you're not familiar with this songbird, here's some things you should know.  (Photo: Andy Sheppard/Redferns via Getty Images)

Teacher With a Song - Hailing from a Birmingham suburb, Laura was a supply (or substitute) teacher at a secondary school when she began writing songs.   (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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Teacher With a Song - Hailing from a Birmingham suburb, Laura was a supply (or substitute) teacher at a secondary school when she began writing songs.  (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Sign of the Times - After performing at several showcases, the British soulstress was signed to RCA, where she released the buzz-worthy EP She. The title cut was the first song she'd ever written.   (Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

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Sign of the Times - After performing at several showcases, the British soulstress was signed to RCA, where she released the buzz-worthy EP She. The title cut was the first song she'd ever written.  (Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Fly to the Moon - Laura's debut LP Sing to the Moon was released in March 2013 and hit No. 9 on the U.K. album charts. Her sound was dubbed, by one critic, as "gospeldelia." The album's lead single, "Green Garden," was an ode to her home in Kings Heath.   (Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Sunglass Hut)

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Fly to the Moon - Laura's debut LP Sing to the Moon was released in March 2013 and hit No. 9 on the U.K. album charts. Her sound was dubbed, by one critic, as "gospeldelia." The album's lead single, "Green Garden," was an ode to her home in Kings Heath.  (Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Sunglass Hut)

Top Choice - Laura was nominated for a Critic's Choice Award at the 2013 BRIT Awards.Shortly after, she was nominated for BBC Sound of 2013.   (Photo: Rob Ball/Redferns via Getty Images)

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Top Choice - Laura was nominated for a Critic's Choice Award at the 2013 BRIT Awards.Shortly after, she was nominated for BBC Sound of 2013.  (Photo: Rob Ball/Redferns via Getty Images)

New Soulful Influences - Laura cites Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill as her biggest influences.   (Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

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New Soulful Influences - Laura cites Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill as her biggest influences.  (Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Eye on the Prize - In 2013, Laura won at the MOBO Awards, walking away with trophies for Best Female Act and Best R&B Artist.   (Photo: C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images)

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Eye on the Prize - In 2013, Laura won at the MOBO Awards, walking away with trophies for Best Female Act and Best R&B Artist.  (Photo: C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images)

Orchestral Affair - A year after releasing Sing to the Moon, Laura re-recorded the LP with the Metropole Orkest, conducted by Jules Buckley. The album was released as a download.   (Photo: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

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Orchestral Affair - A year after releasing Sing to the Moon, Laura re-recorded the LP with the Metropole Orkest, conducted by Jules Buckley. The album was released as a download.  (Photo: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

And Another One... - Laura snagged Best Female Act at the 2013 Urban Music Awards.   (Photo: Joe Quigg/Ray-Ban via Getty Images)

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And Another One... - Laura snagged Best Female Act at the 2013 Urban Music Awards.  (Photo: Joe Quigg/Ray-Ban via Getty Images)

Married to the Music - She is married to Themba Mvula, a Zambian born, classically trained baritone singer.   (Photo: Nigel Waldron/WireImage)

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Married to the Music - She is married to Themba Mvula, a Zambian born, classically trained baritone singer.  (Photo: Nigel Waldron/WireImage)

BET Shine - Aside from her music landing on one of BET's hottest drama series, Being Mary Jane, Laura was also nominated at the 2014 BET Awards for Best International Act.   (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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BET Shine - Aside from her music landing on one of BET's hottest drama series, Being Mary Jane, Laura was also nominated at the 2014 BET Awards for Best International Act.  (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)