After conquering Japan, Manx Radio reported on 20 October that teenage pop sensation Beckii Cruel was set to release her first UK single the following week. The alter ego of schoolgirl Rebecca Flint from the village of Laxey, on the Isle of Mann, shot to fame by posting videos of herself dancing to Japanese anime songs on YouTube.
They have received around 19mn hits and helped launch her career there. The 16-year-old is currently among the top 10 most downloaded artists in Japan and has more than 15,000 followers on Twitter. Her new song is called “You Can’t Kiss Me”.