Tinie Tempah

Tinie Tempah ( born November 7, 1988 in London, real name Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu ) is a British grime rapper and MC from South East London. His parents are of Nigerian origin and he has a brother and two sisters. He has been particularly successful in the UK and celebrated there with his debut album Disc - Overy and two singles Pass Out and Written in the Stars the top position.


Tinie Tempahs Wifey first song of 2006 was an underground hit in the UK and reached the top of the British Urban charts.

He founded with his manager and cousin Dumi Oburota the label Disturbing London, which was intended both for his own music as well as for other young musicians.

When the Scout Jade Richardson saw him at the Wireless Festival she called Parlophone boss Miles to Leonard, who later Tempah and his manager visited along with the A & R Nathan Thompson a few weeks in the studio. In October 2009, announced Tempah, he had signed with Parlophone.

2010-2011: Debut album Disc - Overy

In February 2010 he released his first official single Pass Out and reached 92,000 copies now # 1 on the British charts. In June he performed at the Glastonbury Festival the song along with Snoop Dogg live. The BRIT Awards 2011 Tinie Tempah gained two awards: the British breakthrough act and British single for the track Pass Out. On June 6, his second single Frisky, the number 2 in Ireland and landed in the UK on the 3rd place, scoring sales of 96,000 appeared. The first two singles sold together over 750,000 times. With the third single Written in the Stars he finally succeeded in 2011 and the breakthrough in the USA. The song was simultaneously also the theme song for Wrestlemania 27 Fourth single was in October, Miami 2 Ibiza, the title could also be placed in some other European countries such as Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium in the top 10. Only after he released his long-awaited debut album Disc - Overy.

His fifth single Invincible has been sold in Europe more than 150,000 times. In the UK, he also published Wonderman with Ellie Goulding.

His first tour with performances by Chiddy Bang, he started in October 2010, after he had previously toured already with stars like Jay -Z, Rihanna, Chipmunk and Mr Hudson. In January 2011, also was a guest at the OMG Tour Usher.

In 2011 he contributed also a feature on the album No More Idols by Chase and Status at: the song Hitz.

On October 13, his biography My story appeared so far in the trade.

Since 2011: Second album demonstration

On November 24, 2011, he released the song Like It or Love It, along with Wretch 32 and J. Cole from his mixtape Happy Birthday, which was released on 16 December with eight other new songs. As a guest musician on the mixtape occur among others Pusha T, Chipmunk, Tinchy Stryder and Soulja Boy.

In January 2012, he also was elected by the British men's magazine GQ for Best Dressed Man in Britain. The song RIP by Rita Ora, in which Tempah has a guest appearance, shot in the UK at the top of the download charts and a little later on position 1 of the official UK charts. At the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Taio Cruz and Jessie J sang along with Tinie Tempah the Bee Gees You Should Be Dancing title. For published on October 26, 2012 Your album 18 Months of Calvin Harris he contributed the song Drinking from the Bottle at.

In June 2011, he said in an interview that he was working on a new album whose release is planned for December. Because of his UK arena tour, he postponed the release, however, until April of next year, but even this date was changed again towards 2013. He said in late 2011 that he had asked some artists like Gary Barlow, Chris Martin, Dizzee Rascal and The Script is a feature for his second album. On 21 February 2012, he announced at the BRIT Awards, the album will be called demonstration. It was announced in August 2012 that on the album Diplo was involved as a producer. After numerous delays which had arisen because Tempah had made detailed thoughts about a concept than on his debut album, appeared demonstration on November 4, 2013. Previously, the first single Trampolines ( feat. 2 Chainz ) and the promotional single were for his upcoming tour Do not Sell Out, and the second single Children of the Sun was released, which was published on 28 October 2013. For the song he was the Swedish singer John Martin win, whom he had met through the team of producers Swedish House Mafia. As another guest musicians on the album, among other Big Sean, Emeli Sandé, Dizzee Rascal and Paloma Faith are represented.


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