Kathleen Anne "Katie" Brien, better known as Katy B, (born 21 May 1989) is an English singer-songwriter and a graduate of the BRIT School. She is a dubstep, R&B, funky, house and UK garage singer and has also performed under the name Baby Katy. She was born in Peckham, South London. Having been offered "major label deals" in 2009, she released her first single with the label Rinse in 2010. The same year, she completed a degree in Popular Music at Goldsmiths, University of London. She was nominated for the prestigious 2011 Mercury Prize.