RTÉ 2FM is naming acts and artists to see, listen to and enjoy in 2021...

2020 has seen Robert Grace catapult into a truly international artist.

His track Fake Fine was one of the biggest sales and airplay Irish chart successes of 2020. Having achieved Gold status in Ireland and enjoying over five months in the upper echelons of the Irish airplay charts, Robert was only the third Irish solo artist (alongside Dermot Kennedy & Niall Horan) to have a Top 20 single in Ireland in 2020.

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Fake Fine reached No 1 on both the Shazam, iTunes & Spotify Viral charts in Ireland and led to him signing a record deal with RCA US / Sony Europe. Fake Fine is about to approach 6m streams on Spotify.

Robert also recently released a new version of Fake Fine featuring multi-platinum selling US shooting star Gnash, which also featured on numerous International playlists at radio and on streaming platforms.

Robert has a loyal fanbase with over 650k followers and 4m likes on TikTok.

Sounding like a cross between Jon Belion, blackbear and Charlie Puth, Robert has the ability to write slices of cool heartfelt pop readymade for radio and Fake Fine is no exception. Showcasing Robert's skills as a songwriter and a performer in his own right, Fake Fine sums up the trials and tribulations of living in the current climate.

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"The song is about pretending to be ok when you're really not," says Robert. "When everything is all an act. You might not even be in a bad situation but still, for some reason somethings not right and you're trying to figure out what that something is."

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