A Preston singer is celebrating the release of her latest single after it went viral on TikTok. Becce J’s rework of Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’ has provided the backing track to dances, fashion, and makeup demos from across the world on the video hosting app. The singer, from Fulwood, has also worked with British grime MC and DJ D Double E and British bassline collective Bad Boy Chiller Crew. We went to find out more.Advertisement
Congratulations on your new single ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’, how did it come about? Thank you, I was talking to my manager about how a lot of artists are remixing old-school songs and we decided to do ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’ as I grew up listening to Jennifer Lopez and I love the original.
The track blew up on TikTok before its release, how did it feel? I was quite surprised and at the same time very happy. It’s such an uplifting feeling.
Read more: Lancashire Encounter Festival confirms details of Community and Traditions stage outside Guild Hall
You sang on Bad Boy Chiller Crew’s ‘Always Be My Baby Boy’. The track has had over 3 million views on YouTube, how has it done on Spotify? We’ve had 3,826,397 streams at present, it’s absolutely crazy to think all those people have heard my vocal.
What was it like working with Bad Boy Chiller Crew? So much fun, they are so down-to-earth and a pleasure to work with. Nothing but good vibes always.
You performed on stage with them at a sell-out show at the 02 Academy in Leeds, how did it feel to perform in front of so many people? It was an unreal experience, I dreamt of a moment like this for so many years. It’s made me want it even more than I did growing up, Leeds was insane. The crowd and the fans were crazy and to know that they love ‘Always Be My Baby Boy’ makes all the hard work worth it.
Watch Bad Boy Chiller Crew’s video for Always Be My Baby Boy featuring Becce J on YouTube.
As well as Bad Boy Chiller Crew, you’ve recorded with British Grime MC, DJ, and record producer D Double E. What drew you to working with him? I’ve always loved listening to grime, and a range of other genres. I was working and recording a lot over in London and it just felt like he was the right artist for the track.
Watch Becce J and D Double E’s video for Timing on YouTube.
You have been singing for a number of years, when did you start out? I first started out when I was 18, working with different artists locally in Preston. I then went on to work independently, posting covers and freestyles over my social media.
And how has your journey been? A rollercoaster, I wouldn’t change it. I just love making music and I’m looking forward to releasing more this year.
I read you went to Kennington Primary School and Corpus Christi Catholic High School, how has the support been from your friends and family? I couldn’t ask for anything else from them, they have been with me on this journey since day one. They are a massive part of my journey.
What exciting plans have you got in the pipeline? There are plans which I can’t talk about just yet, there will be more from me and Marky B. I’m really looking forward to everybody hearing what we’ve got next.
You can follow Becce J on Facebook, on Instagram, and on TikTok. Listen to Becce J’s releases on Spotify.
Read more: See the latest Preston news and headlines