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Sheku Kanneh-Mason is no stranger to making history / Esquire

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As Prince Harry and (now) Princess Meghan head off to sign the registry, a real superhero appeared from the mist. Among the likes of famous faces like Elton John, the cast of Suits, and Oprah, one man stood above the rest: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Why is that? Oh, well, let's discuss.

Kanneh-Mason was named BBC's Young Musician of the Year in 2016, marking the first time a black musician has won the titled in the award's 38 year history. Then he went on to drop his first album in January of this year, which shot to the top of the classical charts. You may scoff, but this is England. British people love fancy music. After seeing him perform at an event, Prince Harry chose him, proving that if you show the hell up to every gig and do your best, you might just get tapped by a prince to bring your services to his wedding. And he is pretty stellar. Check out this performance of "Hallelujah." Classical domination.

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