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Who is Bishop Briggs? American Idol mentor revealed

A rising star in the music world, Bishop Briggs first broke out with her hit single River in 2016 and has been on an upward trajectory ever since.

The singer and musician recently appeared on American Idol to perform celebrity duets with Cade Foehner and Trevor McBane, both of which received positive reactions. It’s just the latest success for the musician who’s been enjoying a lot of it as of late, including preparing to release her much-anticipated debut album in a matter of days.

But just who is Bishop Briggs? Here’s everything you need to know about who she is, her age, relationship status, songs and recent appearance on American Idol.

Bishop Briggs will soon release her debut studio album Church of Scars on April 20, 2018

Who is Bishop Briggs?

Bishop Briggs is a singer and musician best-known for her hit song River. She recently appeared on American Idol and will release her debut album Church of Scars on April 20.

She was born in London as Sarah Grace McLaughlin on July 18, 1992 to parents originally from the town of Bishopbriggs, Scotland.

Briggs expressed interest in music at a young age, even as her family relocated to Tokyo and Hong Kong. She wrote her first song at just seven years old and later attended the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, California.

While in Los Angeles, she began performing in small venues and was eventually discovered by a talent scout in 2015. She soon recorded her debut single Wild Horses under the name Bishop Briggs in honor of her parents’ hometown, with the song making waves in late 2016 on the Billboard Alternative Songs and Emerging Artists charts in the United States.

River, her next single, proved to be an even bigger hit, peaking at number ten on the U.S. Hot Rock Songs chart, number five on the U.S. Rock Airplay chart and number three on the U.S. Alternative Songs chart in 2016. Briggs later released two EPS, Bishop Briggs and Bishop Briggs – EP, in November 2016 and April 2017 respectively.

She later performed at the 2017 Coachella festival and the 2017 Panorama Festival in New York City, later appearing on American Idol in April 2018 as part of the Top 24 Celebrity Duets. Her first studio album Church is Scars is set to be released on Friday, April 20, 2018.

How old is Bishop Briggs?

Bishop Briggs is 25 years old.

She was born on July 18, 1992.

Who is Bishop Briggs’s husband?

Bishop Briggs is likely single, according to Who’s Dated Who.

Bishop Briggs songs

Bishop Briggs is best-known for her single River, which peaked at number three on the U.S. Alternative Songs chart and number ten on the U.S. Hot Rock Songs chart in 2016, eventually being certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Other well-known songs by her include Wild Horses, White Flag and Dream.

Her debut album Church of Scars is slated to be released on April 20, 2018.

Bishop Briggs on American Idol

On April 9, Briggs appeared on American Idol to mentor Trevor McBane and Cade Foehner. She also performed a duet with Trevor McBane of her hit song River and with Cade Foehner of the INXS song Never Tear Us Apart, both of which garnered positive reactions from the crowd.

She praised both McBane and Foehner for their talent and advised them: ‘If you’re being true to yourself, you really can’t lose. With something like this where you’re on a TV show, I think it’s really important to speak your truth and stand up for what you believe in and not hide.’


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