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Annie Nightingale

Radio DJ Annie Nightingale - first ever female DJ and Radio 1's longest serving DJ

Radio DJ Annie Nightingale MBE is best known as Britain’s first female DJ, and is now Radio 1’s longest serving broadcaster. Annie Nightingale remains the only female DJ in the world to have been honoured with an MBE by The Queen.

Radio DJ Annie Nightingale’s career has been a fantastical musical journey - beginning with hanging out with the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who, becoming a journalist and TV presenter, before becoming co-owner of a chain of fashion boutiques. Having cracked the all-male DJ tradition at Radio 1, Annie Nightingale went on to begin a long and dedicated career in broadcasting at the BBC. Always insisting to choose her own music, Radio DJ Annie Nightingale has championed dozens of artists who have later become worldwide successes.

Throughout her career, Radio DJ Annie Nightingale has built an iconic reputation through championing new music, specifically break beat, and is consequently now recognised as ‘The Queen Of Breaks’. As a DJ still remaining in high demand, Radio DJ Annie Nightingale has taken music across the globe, and regularly DJs in Paris, Los Angeles, New York and Barcelona. Annie has taken new music to some of the world’s diverse musical frontiers including Russia, China, India and Chile, making radio programmes and documentary films. A woman of the world, Radio DJ Annie Nightingale has also toured with the world’s most notorious rock legends such as Primal Scream, The Who and The Rolling Stones.

Radio DJ Annie Nightingale

Living an exciting and controversial life, Radio DJ Annie Nightingale has experienced being bugged in Russia, drugged in Iraq and mugged in Cuba - the last with nearly fatal consequences! Known as the ultimate party animal, she claims to be most proud of winning Muzik Magazine’s “Caner of the Year” award, among other more formal achievements, which include the John Peel Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio (2008), Outstanding Contribution to Dance Music nomination DJ Magazine Awards (2007) and Best Radio Show: International Breakspoll Awards (2006-2009).

She has since added more strings to her highly acclaimed professional bow and has written two autobiographical books; ‘Chase the Fade’, and more recently ‘Wicked Speed’, of which the foreword was written by ‘Trainspotting’s' Irvine Welsh. Radio DJ Annie Nightingale’s two compilation albums, ‘Annie On One’, and ‘Y4K: Annie Nightingale Presents’ have both received critical acclaim.

Annie Nightingale - Radio DJ

The TeenStar music competition has music industry judges attend every stage from auditions to the National Final. We have judges from national radios and record labels, with judges getting more prestigious throughout the competition. Check out the full list of industry judges.

Want to play in front of these judges? Get your music heard by the right people, and what could be better than to perform in front of them LIVE?

If you want to showcase your music in front of judges from major labels to radio presenters such as Radio DJ Annie Nightingale, enter TeenStar now.

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