A student of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, the 19 year-old singer and songwriter was born in Zurich Switzerland to a Swiss-American family. She lived in Alaska until she was three years old when her family relocated to Slovakia, where she grew up and began her musical career.

Celeste started writing songs at age 12. Her successful single “Blue Guitar” is one of her earliest songs. Her debut album, ‘Don’t Look Back’ includes earlier hits like ‘Nobody Knows’ as well her huge hit ‘Run Run Run’ which became one of  the most played songs on radios in Slovakia and the neighboring Czech Republic and has begun to gain steady rotation in countries all over the world.

Celeste recently released her second studio album, “Where I Belong” which was released in November 2013. Some of the songs include, ‘I Was Wrong’, with local Slovak rapper Majk Spirit, her rock single ‘Never Be You’, the duet ‘Gone’ with younger singer/songwriter sister Carmel, and her new pop smash ‘Crushin’ My Fairytale’.

In 2012, Celeste was nominated for an MTV EMA award. In 2013, she received six awards, two radio awards for ‘Most Played Song’ and ‘Best Pop Artist (Female) of the Year’, as well as three prestigious televised awards (equal to two Grammys and an Emmy).

Celeste enjoys a wide range of music.  She writes songs for herself as well as other musicians.  ”My inspiration comes from all kinds of life situations that I experience” she says. “I listen to a wide variety of music and I can never get enough. I try to put soul in my music. I especially love to listen to Joss Stone, Adele,  and  Amy Winehouse. Some of  my favorite groups and musicians are Maroon 5, The Fray, Super- Heavy, Eminem, Ed Sheeran, Tinie Tempah, and many others.” She enjoys trying various styles, and says “I love to write songs not only for myself but for other artists as well. It’s like being a chameleon, constantly changing colors, always trying new ideas, slipping into someone else’s skin and singing with their voices and emotions”.

Celeste Buckingham


  • Finalist on Czech and Slovakian American Idol
  • Tens of Millions of views on YouTube videos, including over 15 million and counting on her hit "Run, Run, Run"
  • Youngest ever judge on X Factor
  • Ambassador for L'Oréal Paris
  • Has won and/or been nominated for 30 major awards in Eastern Europe, which include winning the equivalent of 2 Grammys and an Emmy
  • Nominated for The Freshest - Best New Artist at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards

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