10:54AM, Friday 06 December 2013
It is proving a memorable week for 18-year-old Chloe Howl.
The Maidenhead singer-songwriter has been nominated for a the critics choice gong at the 2014 Brit Awards.
Her nomination follows confirmation on Monday that she has been long-listed for the BBC's Sound of 2014.
The award recognises promising artists whose full length debut-album is due to be released the following year.
Chloe, whose single No Strings has been seen almost a million times on YouTube, is preparing her album. Her next single, Paper Heart, is released on Sunday.
Previous winners of the Brit's critics choice award, which include Adele, Emeli Sandé and the Florence & the Machine.
Since the announcement she has been tweeting her delight.
I just wanna tell you all how in shock I am about this nomination and how excited and honoured I feel! This is so so so amazing!— Chlöe Howl (@ChloeHowl) December 5, 2013
I've followed the @BRITAwards since I was tiny so to be a part of it is absolutely incredible! Luckiest chick ever!— Chlöe Howl (@ChloeHowl) December 5, 2013
Chloe will find out if she has beaten fellow nominees Ella Eyre and Sam Smith when the critics choice winner is revealed on Thursday, December 12.
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