VIDEO: Beckenham Cystic Fibrosis sufferer Bianca Nicholas climbs iTunes vocal chart
PUBLISHED: 13:45 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:45 12 March 2013
A Beckenham woman who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis shot to number two in the iTunes vocal chart last week despite not having a record contract.
Bianca Nicholas, 24, recorded Hold on to Your Dreams in 2011 but re-released it this month and has attracted celebrity fans including Rob Brydon and Paris Hilton.
Speaking to BBC London’s Gaby Roslin on Saturday afternoon, Bianca explained how singing helps her condition and keeps her positive.
She said: “I suffer from Cystic Fibrosis and find that singing keeps me really healthy.
“When you are born with something it’s part of your routine and you just get on with it. Singing keeps me positive.”
The singer, who has to take 30 pills a day, first recorded music after charity the Starlight Children’s Foundation granted her wish to become a popstar for the day.
Taking that dream further, Bianca says that her number two chart place was an “incredible achievement.”
She added: “It’s been in the charts for a week which is incredible for someone with no record deal or PR team behind them.”
To download Hold on to Your Dream, visit itunes.apple.com/gb/album/hold-on-to-your-dreams-single/id468399506.