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The Live Lounge is a segment on the British radio stations BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra. Originally hosted by Jo Whiley on her mid-morning radio show and then by Fearne Cotton from 2009 until 2015. It is now hosted by Clara Amfo, she has been the host since May 2015. it exhibits well-known artists usually performing one song of their own and one by another artist, in an acoustic format. The 'Live Lounge' itself is also a physical room in the Radio 1 studios, from where some of the performances are broadcast; however, due to its size, many are done from the BBC Maida Vale Studios. From 2009, Trevor Nelson began hosting Live Lounges on his BBC Radio 1Xtra show, and was replaced in that slot by DJ Ace in 2017.[1]

The songs chosen as cover versions are often a completely different genre to that which the artist usually performs, and offer a new perspective on the original. Jamie Cullum's cover of Pharrell Williams's "Frontin'" led to Cullum being signed to Pharrell's label Star Trak when played to him at a later visit to The Jo Whiley Show, and was added to his 2003 album Twentysomething.


  • 1 Performances and albums
  • 2 Live Lounge Features
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Performances and albums

For a list of all the covers performed on the Live Lounge, see List of Live Lounge cover versions.

Live Lounge Features

Over the years of Live Lounge, various Radio 1 features have involved this segment, these include:

  • Live Lounge Tour
  • Ultimate Live Lounge
  • Live Lounge of 2010
  • A-Z of the Live Lounge
  • List of Live Lounge cover versions


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  2. ^ "Irish Charts > Girls Aloud". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Live Lounge: 2 Album details
  4. ^ Live Lounge: 2 Album details
  5. ^ CHART: CLUK Update 3.11.2007 (wk43)
  6. ^ Music Week  Missing or empty |title= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help).
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  9. ^ "The Best of BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge (CD)". Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
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  11. ^ "BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge Volume 6". Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
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  13. ^ "BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2012". Amazon UK. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "2012 Top 40 Compilation Albums Archive". 10th November 2012. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2013". Amazon UK. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "2013 Top 40 Compilation Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2014". Amazon UK. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "2014 Top 40 Compilations Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  19. ^ "BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2015". Amazon UK. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  20. ^ "2015 Top 40 Compilations Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 

External links

  • Live Lounge at BBC Online

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