She achieved four A-grades and received offers to study law at five universities including Oxford but declined them to pursue a music career.While at school and college she declined three offers of a record deal, including one from rapper P.I became addicted to sleeping pills and suffered from depression. When I came back to London I wrote down every pub music venue in my note pad and played everyone one.I played in every pub with a one string guitar and eventually got signed again at 24.Diddy's label Bad Boy Records, to focus on her studies.Brown studied violin until the age of nine but gave up to focus on piano, vocals and trumpet, which she found easier.
I think creatively we were both going in a different directions.” Brown happily admits she is a bit of control freak.She crashed onto the British music scene in 2009 with her hit single Shark in the Water off her debut album Travelling with the Light, and was signed to the same label as Amy Winehouse, Island Records.VV Brown’s star was fast ascending and by 2010, she had become the most synced artist in the UK with a highly successful parallel modeling career – which saw the 6ft-tall newly anointed It girl of British pop grace the pages of Vogue and be signed up as one of the faces of Marks & Spencer – alongside Dannii Minogue and Twiggy.Meet me in a board room running a marketing firm or negotiating a contract. Trust me this was a hard decision and I cried but peace paseth like a river and I peacefully take a bow. You have been kind.” V V’s latest studio album, , was released in 2015. I made an album, bought a house, lived like a rock star, got ill advised and lost everything.The album was partially funded by fans via Pledge Music, with 10% of all money raised going to Save The Children. We wish you the best of luck in your new endeavors, V V! I got shelved and at 21 I was in debt of over £100,000.