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Chipmunk (born Jahmaal Noel Ffyfe, 26.11.1990)
Chipmunk is an English rapper, and was given his stage name by a friend, as a comment on his front teeth. Originally, it was just a nickname but Jahmaal adopted it for his music career when the friend that gave him the nickname was killed. He also sometimes uses the name Mr. Munk.

Chipmunk is signed to Columbia Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music UK.

At the 2008 MOBO Awards, Chipmunk landed the 'Best UK Newcomer' award and also won Best Hip-Hop Act at the same awards the following year. It was at these 2009 awards that he beat international start such as Jay-Z, Eminem and Kanye West to the title.

Music Releases & History: Chipmunk's debut CD release was entitled 'League of My Own' and was released on the Alwayz Recording label. Though Alwayz Recording's most prominent artist is Chipmunk, they have also worked with Griminal, Wretch 32, Shutta, Cyko Logic and Lethal Kidd, with an emphasis on grime and urban music.

Chipumk's popular 'Diamond Rings' single was also released on Alwayz Recording. In 2009, Jive / Columbia released the 'Oopsy Daisy' single, before Warner Music Sweden took up 'Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)'.

Chipmunk's biggest single to date, 'Until You Were Gone', featuring Esmee Denters, was released in 2010 and helped boost Chipmunk's public profile. Chipmunk's album I am Chipmunk was released in May 2010. The album featured performances from the likes of Tinchy Stryder, N-Dubz and Loick Essien.

Chipmunk has also contributed to a lot of recordings for other artists since 2007. In 2007, he appeared on Wiley's 'No Qualms' EP, released on Big Dada Recordings. Big Dada is also home to Speech Debelle and Roots Manuva. He also worked extensively with Tinchy Stryder and Jammer, as well as DJ Ironik and appears on Basement Jaxx's album Scars.

Live Performance: In summer 2010, Chipmunk embarked on a headline tour, with support from Aggro Santos, Bashy and Candyrock. Chipmunk endorses Adidas Top 10 Lows trainers, which he wears on tour. Earlier in 2010, Chipmunk was selected to play at the Radio 1 Big Weekend festival in Bangor, along with Tempa T and Dizzee Rascal.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

The Duke Of Cambridge Flies In A Chipmunk

Chipmunk aircraft - Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Honorary Air Commandant of Royal Air Force Coningsby, flies as a passenger in one of the Battle of Britain's Memorial Flight Chipmunk aircraft - Manchester, United Kingdom - Tuesday 22nd September 2015

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Celebrities At BBC Radio 1 Xtra

Chipmunk and Chip - Celebrities at the BBC Radio 1 Xtra at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Monday 1st June 2015

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Chipmunk Suffers Major Injuries After Bike Accident


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British rapper Chipmunk is wheelchair-bound following a high-speed crash on a quad bike during a recent vacation.

The Oopsy Daisy hitmaker, real name Jahmaal Bailey, crashed his motorised vehicle at full speed while on holiday on the Greek island of Crete.

Bailey made his fans aware of the accident on Thursday (10Jul14) by posting a series of pictures on Instagram.com detailing his injuries.

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Red 2 UK Film Premiere

Chipmunk - Red 2 UK film premiere held at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 22nd July 2013

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Emeli Sande: Career In Music Wasn't Realistic


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Emeli Sande always saw medicine as a more sensible choice than music.

The 26-year-old singer has a degree in clinical neuroscience along with an offer to study at Glasgow University for her final two years of her six-year medical degree, and admitted she always focused on studies as a more realistic prospect compared with the unpredictable nature of the arts.

She said: ''I had these dreams, but what was more important to me was to feel that I had safety and security in my life. That meant not thinking about being a singer and focusing on studying to be a doctor.

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Sony Music Aftershow At The Arts Club

Chipmunk and Mark Ronson - Sony music aftershow at the Arts Club - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 20th February 2013

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Chipmunk Leaving Shepherd's Bush

Chipmunk - Chipmunk leaving Shepherd's Bush London United Kingdom Wednesday 6th February 2013

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Jessie J 'Proud' Of Team Gb


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Jessie J praised Team GB's athletes for their amazing efforts in the Olympics at a concert in London on Saturday night (04.08.12).

The 'Price Tag' star performed at The Roundhouse, in Camden, London, for a special concert sponsored by VitaminWater on the same evening British competitors Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford all won gold medals at the London 2012 Games.

Jessie wasn't short of praise for the squad's incredible achievements so far, telling fans: ''This is a shout out to everyone who's put their dedication and hard work into Olympics. So proud of every athlete representing GB. Go GB! They haven't made any mistakes.''

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Emeli Sande: 5 Facts About The Brits' Critics Choice Winner


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With Emeli Sande set to pick up the Critics' Choice Award at the BriTs this evening, we thought it might be a good idea to give a few facts about the burgeoning star, lest the Scottish-born singer come under fire in the same way that Bon Iver did upon pipping the likes of Nicki Minaj and Skrillex to the Best New Artist Award at the recent Grammy Awards. So, without further ado, here's five things you might like to know about the 24 year-old.

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'Big Geek' Emeli Sande


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Emeli Sande was a "big geek" at school.

The 'Heaven' singer was enrolled at medical school before her singing career took off, and admits she always tried very hard at school.

She told Q magazine: "I was a big geek. I took the hardest classes I could, all the sciences. I loved being at the top."

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Emeli Sande Changed Because Of Adele


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Emeli Sande changed her name as soon as she heard Adele's music.

The Scottish singer shares a first name with the 'Rolling in the Deep' hitmaker, but decided to adopt her middle name as a performer instead in order to distinguish herself from the Londoner.

She said: "I thought 'Oh my God, she's going to be humongous.' I feel more like an Emeli. It's weird when people call me Adele now because I just think of Adele."

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Emeli Sande Gained Confidence From Chipmunk


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Emeli Sande knew she could pursue a music career after collaborating with Chipmunk.

The Scottish singer and songwriter collaborated with the rapper on his 2009 UK 10 hit 'Diamond Rings', writing the hook and singing the chorus, and its success gave her the confidence to believe in her abilities.

She said: "When the first song I did with naughty boy Chipmunk's 'Diamond Rings', went to the top 10, that's when it started and I thought I could really pursue music as a career."

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Wretch 32 Triumphs At Urban Music Awards


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Jessie J, Ed Sheeran and Wretch 32 all triumphed at the Urban Music Awards (UMAs) in London last night (03.10.11).

'Traktor' rappper Wretch proved the biggest winner of the night, taking home four trophies from the six award categories he was nominated in.

Pleased with his haul, he said: "It's amazing. Last year I was saying I wish I could perform and win something like the UMAs and this year I am up on stage collecting four awards! This is one of my highlights of 2011".

Continue reading: Wretch 32 Triumphs At Urban Music Awards

Chipmunk Wants A Confident Girlfriend


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Chipmunk is looking for a "self-confident" girlfriend.

The 20-year-old rapper - real name Jahmaal Fyffe - is currently single, and insists he is more interested in a girl's personality than her appearance.

He said: "In a girl, I look for self-confidence, ambition, friendliness and someone who's beautiful inside and out.

Continue reading: Chipmunk Wants A Confident Girlfriend

Dappy Contostavlos Wants Phil Collins Duet


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Dappy Contostavlos wants to collaborate with Phil Collins.

The N-Dubz singer - who formed the group with Tulisa Contostavlos and Fazer - would "love" to record a song with the Genesis singer, whose hits include 'Against All Odds', because there will not be "anyone like him again in music".

The 24-year-old rapper - whose real name is Dino Contostavlos - exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I would love to collaborate with Phil Collins. There won't be anyone like him again in music. He is what 80s music was all about. He's just amazing."

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Chipmunk

Date of birth

26th November, 1990

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.85




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