Maisie Peters

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Maisie Peters
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Peters in 2022
Maisie Hannah Peters

(2000-05-28) 28 May 2000 (age 22)
Steyning, West Sussex, England
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2015–present
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar

Maisie Hannah Peters (born 28 May 2000)[1] is an English singer-songwriter. She is best known for her debut studio album You Signed Up for This which was released under Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread Man Records label.

Peters was previously signed to Atlantic Records, with which she released three EPs. She also curated the season two soundtrack to the British comedy series Trying.

Early life[edit]

Peters was born and grew up in Steyning, West Sussex, England. She has a twin sister, Ellen.[2] At around age eight, she performed in a choir. She also tried to play the flute but was not successful.[3] She wrote her first song at age nine[4] and began writing songs regularly at the age of 12, after borrowing her friend's guitar for a school project.[5] She attended Steyning Grammar School, where she won in a talent show in March 2015. At age 15, she busked on the streets of Brighton and began uploading original songs to YouTube.[6]

Music career[edit]

Peters performing at the El Ray Theatre in 2022
Peters performing at the El Rey Theatre in 2022.

Peters started her music career on The Ayala Show in 2016. Aged 15, she performed several self-written songs on the show.[7] A year later, Peters independently released her first two songs: "Place We Were Made" and "Birthday".[8] The songs gained attention in indie-pop circles and "Place We Were Made" was named BBC Introducing's song of the week early 2018.[4] Following this attention, Peters signed with Atlantic Records UK.[8] Under their banner, she released various singles and two EPs, Dressed Too Nice for a Jacket and It's Your Bed Babe, It's Your Funeral.[9][10][11] Both "Feels Like This" (of Dressed Too Nice for a Jacket) and "Favourite Ex" (released as a single) appeared on Love Island in 2019.[12]

In 2020, Peters contributed the song "Smile" to the soundtrack album Birds of Prey: The Album, for the film Birds of Prey.[13] She was also announced as the opening act for Niall Horan's Nice to Meet Ya Tour on tourdates in Europe.[14] However, these concerts were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2] Peters released work for another soundtrack in 2021, this time for the Apple TV+ original series Trying. She wrote and performed all songs, with a feature by fellow British recording artist James Bay on the song "Funeral".[15][16]

On the 15th of June 2021, Peters left Atlantic Records and signed with Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread Man Records.[17] Under this label, she released her debut albumYou Signed Up for This on 27 August 2021.[18] The album debuted at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart and was the top selling album in UK independent record stores for that week.[19] With the first two singles of the record, "John Hughes Movie" and "Psycho", Peters garnered her first notations on the British charts.[20]

Peters embarked on her first headlining tour in 2022, touring the United States.[21] Later that year, she joined Sheeran's +–=÷x Tour as opening act.[22] While touring she released singles "Cate's Brother", "Blonde" and "Not Another Rockstar".[21][23][24] She cited various (pop) rock bands as influences in her new music.[21] Peters has announced she will tour the United Kingdom in April 2023.[23]

Artistry and influences[edit]

Peters possesses a soprano voice.[25] She is a self described "massive fan of Taylor Swift". She has also expressed admiration for English-Irish girl group Girls Aloud and English artist Lily Allen.[5]

Other ventures[edit]

Peters operates an online book club through Instagram.[26]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Nominee(s) Category Result Ref.
Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2021 "Neck of the Woods" from Trying Best Original Song in a TV Show/Limited Series Nominated [27]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with release date and label shown
Title Details Peak chart positions
You Signed Up for This 2 20

Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of soundtrack albums, with release date and label shown
Title Details
Trying: Season 2 (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack)
  • Released: 21 May 2021
  • Label: Atlantic UK
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming[30]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with release date and label shown
Title EP details
Dressed Too Nice for a Jacket
  • Released: 1 November 2018
  • Label: Atlantic UK
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
It's Your Bed Babe, It's Your Funeral
  • Released: 3 October 2019
  • Label: Atlantic UK
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming


List of singles, with year released, selected chart positions, and album name shown
Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"Place We Were Made" 2017 Non-album singles
"Worst of You" 2018
"Best I'll Ever Sing"
"In My Head" Dressed Too Nice for a Jacket
"Stay Young" 2019 Non-album singles
"Favourite Ex"
"This Is On You" It's Your Bed Babe, It's Your Funeral
"Take Care of Yourself"
"Adore You"
"Smile" 2020 Birds of Prey: The Album
"Daydreams" Non-album singles
"The List"
"Sad Girl Summer"
"Maybe Don't"
(featuring JP Saxe)
"John Hughes Movie" 2021 92 40 You Signed Up for This
(featuring James Bay)
Trying: Season 2 (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack)
"Psycho" 57 81 87 20 You Signed Up for This
"You Signed Up for This"
"Cate's Brother"[34] 2022 62 29 30 Non-album singles
"Blonde" 77 83 32
"Good Enough"
"Not Another Rockstar" 97 93
"—" denotes releases that did not chart in this region.

Songwriting credits[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Lowkey"[36] 2021 Niki Non-album singles

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Main artist(s) Album
"One Last Try"[37] 2021 Ren Renbrandt
"Song You'll Never Hear" Sarcastic Sounds Non-album singles
"Make It Out" 2022 Henry Jamison


Year Title Role Notes
2020 Trying Busker Guest star; 1 episode: "The Ex-Girlfriend"


Headlining act[edit]

  • Maisie Peters U.S. Tour (2022)[22]
  • Road to Brixton Tour (2023)[38]

Opening act[edit]


  1. ^ "21 and still don't know how boats work like how do they just sit on the ocean like that" – via Instagram.
  2. ^ a b BRENNAN, KATE (2 December 2020). "10 Reasons Singer-Songwriter Maisie Peters Should Be All Over Your Radar". PopSugar.
  3. ^ Crimmins, Courtney; Corallo, Zachary; McCarthy, Charlie; Supper, Kate (4 July 2019). "Singer Maisie Peters talks with Long Island kids". Newsday.
  4. ^ a b "One To Watch: Maisie Peters". Official Charts. 12 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b Savage, Mark (15 June 2021). "Maisie Peters: Meet the singer who's been snapped up by Ed Sheeran". BBC News.
  6. ^ Stanley, Megan (13 February 2022). "Maisie Peters: The Steyning singer who rose to fame on YouTube now touring with Ed Sheeran". Reach plc.
  7. ^ Maisie Peters – Underdressed – Live On The Ayala Show. 22 June 2016 – via YouTube.
  8. ^ a b Ahlgrim, Callie (30 March 2022). "Maisie Peters reveals the 2 best pieces of advice Ed Sheeran has given her, and 1 involves liquor bottles with 'little hats'". Insider Inc.
  9. ^ Dorogy, Kelly McCafferty (21 November 2018). "EP Review: 'Dressed Too Nice for a Jacket' Introduces The Charming Maisie Peters to the World". Atwood Magazine. Archived from the original on 30 September 2019.
  10. ^ Bruton, Louise (30 March 2019). "Maisie Peters: Our New VBF". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 5 September 2019.
  11. ^ Dorogy, Kelly McCafferty (16 October 2019). "SONGS, STORIES AND MIDDLE EIGHTS: AN INTERVIEW WITH MAISIE PETERS". Atwood Magazine.
  12. ^ Eames, Tom (12 June 2019). "Who is Maisie Peters? Meet the 19-year-old singer-songwriter whose music was played on Love Island". Smooth Radio.
  13. ^ SIMS, MELANIE J. (7 February 2020). "Review: Powerhouse roster makes "Birds of Prey" album fun". Associated Press.
  14. ^ "Westmeath Star Announces Irish And UK Tour". Midlands 103. 28 February 2020.
  15. ^ "Maisie Peters on "Funeral" featuring James Bay on Apple Music". Apple Music.
  16. ^ Khosla, Proma (20 May 2021). "Behind the moving pop songs of Apple TV+'s 'Trying'". Mashable.
  17. ^ "Maisie Peters signs to Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread Man Records". Music Week. 15 June 2021.
  18. ^ Murray, Robin (15 June 2021). "Maisie Peters Details Debut Album 'You Signed Up For This'". Clash.
  19. ^ "Kanye West's Donda debuts at Number 1 on Official UK Albums Chart". Official Charts. 3 September 2021.
  20. ^ a b "Maisie Peters". Official Charts.
  21. ^ a b c DeSantis, Rachel (6 May 2022). "Meet Maisie Peters, the Singer-Songwriter Poised to Be Pop's Next Big Thing: 'My Music Is Me'". People.
  22. ^ a b "coming to usa baby!!!!" – via Instagram.
  23. ^ a b Holden, Finlay (7 October 2022). "Maisie Peters has released her new single, 'Not Another Rockstar', and announced a run of intimate UK live shows". Dork.
  24. ^ Richards, Will (2 June 2022). "Maisie Peters recruits Matt Maltese for new version of 'Cate's Brother'". NME.
  25. ^ Wharram, Hailey (8 October 2021). "Maisie Peters shows the duality of young adulthood on You Signed up for This". The Georgetown Voice.
  26. ^ "Maisie Peters Book Club (@mpbookclub)" – via Instagram.
  27. ^ "2021 Music in Visual Media Nomination". Hollywood Music in Media Awards. 17 November 2021. Archived from the original on 18 November 2021. Retrieved 1 December 2022.
  28. ^ "Maisie Peters > Full Official Chart History". Official Charts.
  29. ^ "Top 100 Artist Album, Week Ending 3 September 2021". Official Charts.
  30. ^ "Trying: Season 2 (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack) by Maisie Peters". Apple Music.
  31. ^ "Discography Maisie Peters".
  32. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard Japan. 25 August 2021.
  33. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 8 March 2021.
  34. ^ @maisiehpeters (20 April 2022). "Cate's Brother pre-save link..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  35. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 15 October 2022.
  36. ^ "Spotify – lowkey". Spotify.
  37. ^ "ReNの5年ぶりアルバムは「ReNBRANDT」、メイジー・ピーターズ参加曲を先行配信". Natalie (in Japanese). 11 July 2021.
  38. ^ "TOUR". Warner Music UK. Retrieved 17 October 2022.

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