Childish Gambino

  • 21 December 2011

Date of birth

25th September, 1983







Grammy Awards 2019: The Big Winners And The Big Surprises Of The Night

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 11 February 2019

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Another year has come and gone for the Grammys...

What an incredible night at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards! With mind-blowing performances, impassioned acceptance speeches and a surprise appearance from Michelle Obama, we're excited to see many of our predictions come true, as well as a few curveballs that the Grammys could never be without.

Image caption Childish Gambino at the Clara Lionel Foundation's Diamond Ball

The rapper, whose real name is Donald Glover, abandoned his set at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Sunday (September 23rd 2018) after injuring himself ahead of his hugely-anticipated encore. He got through the main set without any obvious issue, before eventually having to leave the stage.

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Childish Gambino AKA Donald Glover performs a live set at LoveBox Festival 2018 held at Gunnersbury Park in London. He's currently on his This Is America tour, named after his influential single which debuted earlier this year - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 15th July 2018

The Year Of The Plagiarist: Artists Accused Of Stealing Music In The Last Year

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 28 June 2018

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Copyright infringement between 2017 and 2018.

It seems we can't go a year without some big hit being slapped with an accusation of plagiarism by a usually not-famous songwriter. In 2014 it was Robin Thicke and Pharrell's 'Blurred Lines', then it was Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' and Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk', and the case regarding Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven' was even appealed in 2017.

This last year really seems to have been thick with copyright infringement claims, with the latest being Childish Gambino and his politically-charged monster hit 'This Is America'.

Image caption Childish Gambino at the BET Awards

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Childish Gambino Announces His First Major London Show

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 25 June 2018

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He'll hit the O2 for the first time this November.

Childish Gambino is set to hit London this Fall for his biggest show in the capital so far, playing to 20,000 fans at the O2 Arena. The announcement comes after he revealed his 'This Is America' tour dates, which also take him across North America from September to October.

Image caption Donald Glover at Cannes 'Solo' premiere

The rapper, who recently starred as Lando Calrissian in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' under his real name Donald Glover, is set to hit the venue on November 4th 2018, marking his second London show of the year. His first will take place at Lovebox Festival in Gunnersbury Park on July 14th.

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Donald Glover and Childish Gambino - Wireless Festival 2015 - Week 2 - Day 2 - Performances at Wireless Festival - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 4th July 2015

Bonnaroo 2015 Is Here! Here's What The Rest Of The Weekend Has In Store

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 12 June 2015

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From Kendrick Lamar to Slayer, this year is definitely one of the best.

Bonnaroo is in full swing and while we've seen some pretty impressive acts so far, the musical forecast shows things are not going to get quieter anytime soon. One of America's biggest and most diverse summer events, fans flock in their thousands to Tennessee this weekend to welcome some of the world's top entertainers.

Friday's line-up is a particularly mixed bag; where you've got music veterans the likes of 80s new wave legends Tears For Fears and 70s R&B band Earth Wind & Fire, you also got newer names such as LA duo Mini Mansions, who recently won acclaim for their second album 'The Great Pretenders', and Brit award winning UK chart toppers Royal Blood. Making some noise on the main What Stage throughout though are house producer Deadmau5, 'To Pimp a Butterfly' rapper Kendrick Lamar and roots rock collective Alabama Shakes.

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Bonnaroo 2015: More Thrills Added To The Summer Line-up

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 26 March 2015

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D'angelo & The Vanguard, Kacey Musgraves and Songhoy Blues join headliners Billy Joel and Mumford & Sons.

More additions have been announced for Bonnaroo 2015 as the June event draws ever closer. D'angelo & The Vanguard, Kacey Musgraves and Songhoy Blues join an already stellar line-up for this 10-stage bonanza, while the full late night sets are also announced.

Adding to a line-up headlined by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Billy Joel and London Grammy winners Mumford And Sons are soul collective D'angelo & The Vanguard, young country star Kacey Musgraves and Mali four-piece Songhoy Blues. As usual, the epic festival - which is set to play host to a massive 85,000 music lovers - presents one of the world's most diverse line-ups as it prepares to hit Manchester, Tennessee this summer from June 11th to 14th.

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Childish Gambino - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived to the Rolling Stone magazine and Google Play Grammy Party which was held at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 5th February 2015

Childish Gambino and Donald Glover - Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2014 held at the Barclays Center - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 30th October 2014

Childish Gambino - Kauai EP Review

By Sam Bennett in Music Reviews on 23 October 2014

Childish Gambino has always been a forward thinking artist, hopping between different styles and genres seemingly effortlessly. His latest project is a combined release, consisting of a mixtape entitled 'STN MTN' and this EP, entitled 'Kauai'. The EP leans stylistically towards the more Drake-esque side of Gambino's sound, and the chilled out vibe works well throughout. It's an undeniably cool outing from the 31-year-old artist.

The EP starts off with 'Sober', and as soon as the silky keys and tight drums combine with the various synth lines, the direction of the 'Kauai' EP becomes clear. Childish Gambino's vocals are smooth, reminding me of Frank Ocean, and they sit on the groovy instrumental with ease. At nearly three minutes into the track, it switches up into a hard-hitting, far harsher electronic section, as is somewhat common in Gambino's music, and it's definitely a solid opener. 'Retro' is one of the stand-outs on the EP for me, and the hypnotic instrumental backs his tight flow and convincing delivery. The track is well produced, with an interesting mix of synthesizers, and it definitely works with both Gambino's exquisite crooning and precise spitting.

'Poke' is another great track, with a dense and dreamy start, before groovy drums back Gambino as he shows his impressive range. He is joined here by his brother Steve G. Lover, who delivers a tight and relevant verse, making for a cohesive listen. The EP closes with '3005 (Beach Picnic Version)', and it's an alternative version of the track from his 2013 album, 'Because The Internet'. This rework takes us into some really exciting chillwave soundscapes, and the pitched up voice is a really effective addition, and adds to the mood and feel in a big way.

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Childish Gambino - 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 2 - Performances at MGM Resorts Village - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 20th September 2014

Childish Gambino, Chance The Rapper Hint At Full EP Collaboration

By Lauren James in Music / Festivals on 09 June 2014

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We're no detectives but...

Childish Gambino and Chance the Rapper have piqued the interest of their fans after a tweet from one of the rappers gave away that the pair could be working on a collaborative EP. Childish Gambino tweeted "now that chance finally released his verse on "worst guys", maybe he can hurry up and finish the rest of our EP #hinthint."

The day after Chance debuted his unreleased verse for Gambino's 'The Worst Guys,' the 'Heartbeat' star took to Twitter to tease their fans with word of a possible joint release. There is no word on when the project will arrive, but hopefully Childish's nudging will see things moving in the right way as soon as possible.

Having seen Chance's name on Gambino's Because The Internet song, it was naturally assumed that the Chicago hip hop star would be featured in a verse until fans realised that all they'd be getting was a hook. However, performing yesterday at the Governor's Ball, Childish welcomed Chance onstage to perform the previously-unheard lyrics from the track.

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