Celine Rae (Born March 20th, 1996) is a Dutch singer-songwriter and YouTube artist. Rae's music takes you on a voyage of discovery throughout her personal life. Emotions get translated into music in a musical style that varies from Paramore to the Common Linnets.
Since she was a little girl, Celine always had a big passion for music. At a young age she sang in church-choirs, singing groups and was always one of the lead singers in every musical school play. When she entered high-school, Celine got very serious about her passion. She didn’t only want to sing, she also wanted to play instruments. So she took guitar lessons, and taught herself to play the piano and drums. She formed her first band in high-school and entered the competition 'Orion Music Awards'. The band won the band competition with the first price 'Original song'. After high-school Celine got accepted at 'Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten', a conservatory where she's currently studying to become a musician, performer and music teacher.
Rae wrote her first songs at the age of eleven, inspired by her vision of a perfect environment. An environment where there wouldn't be any social standards and where subjects like 'bullying' and 'depression' wouldn't have a stigma attached to it. Because of personal experiences in this area, Rae's music becomes autobiographic, styled in an inspirational yet edgy pop fashion.
In 2014, Celine started recording YouTube covers on her channel. She did this together with former-bandmember MacNaus. It began with making live covers at home, but soon it got more professional when they met producer Mike Attinger of MainGrounds Studio. Together they’ve made covers that have been viewed over 30.000 times on YouTube.
On October 22, 2015, Celine Rae released her debut single "He Said”, which she released independently through online distribution. Since the release the singer has performed at venues like Radio Veronica, Radio 1, De Pul and many more. Because of her energetic sound with catchy riffs and captivating lyrics, she managed to convince many people. The single got noticed by Dutch phenomenal singer-songwriter Frank Boeijen. Who said: "He Said is a catchy song. It's stuck in my head all day".
Rae was featured on Extrano's Stay With Me for ADE 2016, this was Rae's first introduction to the EDM scene. In 2016 Rae also released two singles, ‘Done Fighting For This’ (often abbreviated as DFFT) and a Christmas single ‘Christmas Without Snow’. Both are available on digital streaming platforms. Because of those releases and the gigs that followed, Celine and her band were the support act of "The world's best cover band Coldplace: a Coldplay tribute band." Apart from the bigger shows, Celine has done many acoustic performances, one of those performances was being the opening up program for Dutch singer-songwriter (and ex-member of Di-Rect) 'Tim Akkerman' in 'De Pul'.
In 2018 she singles got followed-up by the "Acoustic Covers I" EP that features her acoustic covers from her YouTube channel. In 2019 Rae released anti-bullying anthem "Your Ways" from her (only psysical distribution) 'Denial EP' to raise awareness for mental health. She signed with her production team and manager George O Janssen in the same year.
After some soul searching, Celine decided she wanted to explore the pop/dance scene. On January 1st, 2020, the 'Finetuners' Dance single Wide Awake dropped which features Rae's lyrics and vocals. Celine is currently working on features and new original work with a line of great producers. We can't be more excited to see what's coming next.