Being talented and celebrated in your own country is a phenomenal thing. It’s one of the most heart-warming aspects of being an artist (and I sound like I’m speaking from experience, I’m not at the moment but from watching home-grown talent give their heartfelt speeches, I can only imagine how it feels). It’s that stomach tingling feeling that the nation you love and have grown up with loves you. That sense of accomplishment that your family, friends and, oh yeah, entire country are 100% behind you must be a wonderful and brilliant experience.
So imagine if it’s not just your home country that you are excelling with – but a whole world.