A teenage singer-songwriter discovered busking on the streets of Chester appears in Coca-Cola’s latest worldwide commercial.
Milly Pye, 17, from Northwich, sings her version of Candi Staton’s You Got the Love in the TV and cinema ad due for release in 11 countries including the UK.
The video has only been posted on You Tube at the moment but has already been viewed about 125,000 times.
Earlier this month, Milly, who has 42,364 followers on Twitter, tweeted: “Guys, here it is – the new Coca-Cola ad - and I am singing it and in it YAY! RT thx :-)”
Milly is expected to become a household name after signing her first record deal with Angelic Union, owned by Steve Morton – husband of BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley – and Toby Smith, formerly of funk band Jamiroquai.
She has performed at Alexander’s in Chester many times over the years and before one recent gig in front of her home crowd revealed she was recovering from a broken jaw after tripping over a low railing – she was still able to sing but talking was difficult.
Managed by Waverton-based Leonie Hallam of Aardvarker.com, Milly’s most famous fans include Liam Payne of One Direction and James McVey from The Vamps.
She is working on her first album at the moment and is believed to be collaborating with some “big names” in the business.
Milly has been singing since she was very young and at 12 begged her parents to let her go busking in Chester – this was how she was first discovered.
Now ‘living the dream’, Milly is not afraid of fame. She previously told The Chronicle: “If I could make it happen now I would. But I’m not taking anything for granted and I’m very level-headed and sensible.”
Her musical soul mate was her father Roy Pye who sadly died in 2012 from a brain aneurysm aged 53. Milly joked that despite being ‘tone deaf’ he was her biggest fan and drove her everywhere.
Coca-Cola says the video featuring Milly “is part of its uplifting new campaign ‘Reasons to Believe’ that puts the spotlight on life's positives”.