Sophie Elton, known by her stage name Dakota, is a graduate of our BMus Popular Music Performance degree.
Performing as Dakota since February of 2015, Sophie started making waves on the London music scene, performing at several renowned venues including Hoxton Underbelly and Ronnie Scott's. It was one of these live performances that she met London-based producer Jonas Blue.
The two have since collaborated on a reworking of Tracy Chapman's iconic 1988 single 'Fast Car', which has since raced up pop charts all over the world. Hitting number 1 in Australia, New Zealand and Sweden, as well as number 3 in the UK, and topping iTunes charts worldwide, the single has been a bona fide sleeper hit. The track was also nominated for Best British Artist Video and Best British Single in 2016's BRIT Awards.