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    Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:39:37

    Katy B Could be the New Lily Allen - That's what Amy Winehouse producer Mark Ronson said

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    Producer Mark Ronson, who worked his magic with Amy Winehouse on Back to Black and with Lily Allen on Alright, told Rolling Stone that upstart Katy B could be the next Allen.

    Allen is on a break from music since she gave birth to her first child, daughter Ethel, after two previous miscarriages, last year.

    Ronson partnered with Katy B to record a theme song for the 2012 Olympics which will be used in a Coca Cola commercial. The tune is titled "Anywhere In the World."

    Ronson said, "I think Katy B encapsulates young London in a way I never could. She reps London harder than anyone song-wise since Lily Allen."

    That's a big endorsement right there. Katy B has to be over the moon.

    As for "Anywhere In the World," Ronson taped microphones to athletes and recorded sounds of them while they trained, so it is very authentic and organic, and not to mention encompassing of blood, sweat and tears. He said, "This gives me an opportunity to have our songs played in places that have never heard of us. The Coke people have always seemed dedicated to exposing talent that's not so obvious. They could have signed will.i.am. I feel pretty lucky that this is something I get to be part of."

    What do you think of Mark Ronson's comments about Katy B and his method for recording "Anywhere In the World?"

    —Maggie Pannacione
    03.15.12



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