Wednesday May 17, 2017

How Rag'n'Bone Man discovered his voice

British singer Rag'n'Bone Man wins the best international artist award during the 2017 Echo Music Awards in Berlin, on April 6, 2017.

British singer Rag'n'Bone Man wins the best international artist award during the 2017 Echo Music Awards in Berlin, on April 6, 2017. (Rainer Jensen/AFP/Getty Images)

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Rory Graham, a.k.a. Rag'n'Bone Man, came out of almost nowhere with his U.K. number 1 hit single "Human." But he had spent years in the U.K.'s underground hip-hop scene trying to make it work. His success has finally come because he's moved from hip-hop to soul and played to his biggest strength, his singing voice.

Rag'n'Bone Man joins q guest host Ali Hassan to talk about his experiences and inspirations in the U.K. hip-hop scene, and explain how he discovered his singing voice could be an avenue for creativity. Additionally, Rag'n'Bone Man talks about adjusting to fame and performs songs from his album, Human, released earlier this year.

— Produced by Mitch Pollock