Jess Glynne was surprised with an award for achieving a billion streams in the UK by her proud parents during a private listening party.

The singer, 34, was performing her new album for her family and friends when her father Lawrence and mother Alex, surprised her on stage.

A video obtained by MailOnline shows the moment her parents interrupted her set to hand her the accolade, as she joins an elite group of successful artists.

As they walked towards her, Jess said: ‘Mum and dad! What’s going on?’

Her mum Alex explained that they were very proud to present her with the Brit Billion award, as Jess replied: ‘Brit billion! She’s got a billion streams!’

Jess Glynne was surprised with an award for achieving a billion streams in the UK by her proud parents during a private listening party

Jess Glynne was surprised with an award for achieving a billion streams in the UK by her proud parents during a private listening party

Jess Glynne was surprised with an award for achieving a billion streams in the UK by her proud parents during a private listening party 

The singer was performing her new album for her family and friends when her father Lawrence and mother Alex, surprised her on stage

The singer was performing her new album for her family and friends when her father Lawrence and mother Alex, surprised her on stage

The singer was performing her new album for her family and friends when her father Lawrence and mother Alex, surprised her on stage

Lawrence said: ‘This award is an acknowledgement for an exclusive number of artists who have had over a billion streams in the UK. And you are among that group of elite artists who have achieved that.’ 

‘It makes us immensely proud and this album is going to go up there!’

Jess has won the prestigious BRIT billion award for achieving over 1 billion streams in the UK. 

Ed Sheeran was the first person to receive the award, since then it has been given to the likes of ABBA, Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey and Ellie Goulding.

The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter released her last single, Enough, in February.

The single features on her new album JESS, which was released on April 26 via EMI Records.

Written in Los Angeles and produced with Adele hitmaker Greg Kurstin, Enough is an optimistic track detailing Jess’ relationship with self-worth and acceptance.

Speaking about thee single, Jess said: ‘Enough is the first song that I knew was 100% going on the album. I wrote it in 2020 when I was going through a lot in my life. 

A video obtained by MailOnline shows the moment her parents interrupted her set to hand her the accolade, as she joins an elite group of successful artists

A video obtained by MailOnline shows the moment her parents interrupted her set to hand her the accolade, as she joins an elite group of successful artists

A video obtained by MailOnline shows the moment her parents interrupted her set to hand her the accolade, as she joins an elite group of successful artists

Her mum Alex explained that they were very proud to present her with the Brit Billion award, as Jess replied: 'Brit billion! She's got a billion streams!'

Her mum Alex explained that they were very proud to present her with the Brit Billion award, as Jess replied: 'Brit billion! She's got a billion streams!'

Her mum Alex explained that they were very proud to present her with the Brit Billion award, as Jess replied: ‘Brit billion! She’s got a billion streams!’

‘Everyone had been through it that year, and I was heavily hit by a feeling of insecurity and lack of self-worth. I was going through a lot of changes personally and professionally and my confidence had been really set back. 

‘As soon as we started writing, I was reminded in that moment, by the people in the room, that I am good enough and I am so proud of how far I have come.

‘I’ve paid my dues, I’ve grafted and I’m not going back to ever letting anyone make me feel like I’m not good enough ever again. I hope others manage to feel hope and gain the same strength from it that I do – we are all Enough and there’s no going back to feeling otherwise. 

‘It was then that I knew in my gut by the way this song made me feel, this had to be the first single from my new album.’

Directed by Olivia Rose, who also worked on Jorja Smith‘s Blue Lights and Anne-Marie ft. Shania Twain‘s Unhealthy, the Enough music video sees Jess as you’ve never seen her before as she runs through the streets of London. 

Jess released her self-titled album JESS on April 26

Jess released her self-titled album JESS on April 26

Jess released her self-titled album JESS on April 26

Last year Jess shared three new tracks from the upcoming album, Silly Me, What Do You Do and Friend of Mine. 

With her most personal work to date, this new collection of music adds to Jess’ repertoire of over ten billion global streams.

Speaking about the album, Jess explained: ‘If I was to summarise this album, firstly I would say that this album is unapologetically me, which is why I had to call it Jess. 

‘It’s about moving on and allowing myself to be secure, empowered, sexy, vulnerable and strong. I’ve allowed myself to be raw and honest with my lyrics.

‘It’s realising why I love and got into music. Listening to artists like Amy Winehouse, Joni Mitchell, Lauryn Hill, and Prince have inspired me to be the truest version of myself, and reminded me why I was inspired to write, to sing, to feel.

‘I’ve been given so much freedom musically, artistically and creatively. No one has set any boundaries on me and it’s allowed me to be free and make Jess be the album I truly want it to be.’

Speaking about the new single, Jess said: 'Enough is the first song that I knew was 100% going on the album. I wrote it in 2020 when I was going through a lot in my life. Everyone had been through it that year, and I was heavily hit by a feeling of insecurity and lack of self-worth'

Speaking about the new single, Jess said: 'Enough is the first song that I knew was 100% going on the album. I wrote it in 2020 when I was going through a lot in my life. Everyone had been through it that year, and I was heavily hit by a feeling of insecurity and lack of self-worth'

Speaking about the new single, Jess said: ‘Enough is the first song that I knew was 100% going on the album. I wrote it in 2020 when I was going through a lot in my life. Everyone had been through it that year, and I was heavily hit by a feeling of insecurity and lack of self-worth’

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