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Biography

Example (born Elliot John Gleave, 20.06.1982) Example is an English singer and rapper. Example: Childhood Example was born in Hammersmith, West London. He attended a Primary School in Fulham and later enrolled at ADT College in Wandsworth. He has a scar on his forehead from when he had a tumour removed as a child. He studied film directing at Royal Holloway, University of London and earned money by MCing. He met his future producer Joseph Gardner who helped him with his first vinyl release 'A Pointless Song'. After graduating, he worked in Australia on various films including 'Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith' in the props department. He was then an editor and voiceover on Paramount Comedy Channel and MTV Networks.

Musical Career: Example's name came from his initials 'E.G.' which could be an abbreviation for 'exempli gratia' or, as it is more commonly known, 'for example'. He released his first three singles on his own label All The Chats which caught the attention of BBC Radio 1 and various labels including The Beats records who he signed with in 2006. On that label he released single 'What We Made' from his debut album of the same name and filmed the video at the location of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. He also filmed a short documentary on the abandoned town of Pripyat. He released singles 'You Can't Rap', 'I Don't Want To' and 'So Many Roads' for his debut album. He then released his next single 'Me + Mandy' on his own label again in 2008 and also made his stand-up comedy debut for BBC2's 'The Culture Show' in the same year. For his show he performed in front of 60 people in Covent Garden and later ended up at the Lyric Hammersmith alongside Richard Herring, Phill Jupitus and Harry Hill. He first hit the charts in 2009 with his single 'Watch the Sun Come Up' from his second album 'Won't Go Quietly' released through Data Records. The album reached number 4 on the UK chart. In 2011, the first single from his third album, 'Changed the Way You Kiss Me' opened at number one in the UK as did second single 'Stay Awake'. The album, 'Playing in the Shadows' also topped the charts in the UK. Example wrote 'Chasing The Sun' for British boyband The Wanted on their self-titled debut US album released in 2012. Later in 2012, he signed with Mercury records and announced his 13-date tour for 2013.

Personal Life: Example got engaged to model and actress Erin McNaught in 2012. His uncle is former footballer Tony Grealish and he supports Fulham F.C.



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The Gumball 3000 Rally Arrives In London

Example - The Gumball 3000 Rally arrives in London - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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The Launch Party Of Ours Restaurant

Erin McNaught , Example - The launch party of Ours restaurant - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 27th April 2016

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Erin Mcnaught and Example

Justin Bieber And Rihanna Confirmed For V Festival


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Those performing at the annual event in August were confirmed on Monday (22Feb16), with the two pop superstars taking to the main stage on different days.

Supporting Bieber is Sia, with David Guetta performing before Rihanna. The music festival plays over two days, with Bieber headlining on 20 August in Chelmsford's Hylands Park and then moving to Weston Park in Staffordshire on 21 August. Rihanna will play the opposite dates.

Other acts to be confirmed include Rita Ora, Little Mix, Faithless, Kaiser Chiefs, Example, Big Sean and Bastille.

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Example's Money Moan


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Example has moaned he doesn't make enough money from his albums.

The 33-year-old rapper has decided to try acting because he doesn't make enough royalties from his records and no longer has the same appetite for touring which used to bank him serious cash because he doesn't like to be away from his wife Erin McNaught and their nine-month-old son Evander for long periods.

Example - who has released five albums - told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''I don't make any money from records. I make money from tours. The problem is I don't want to tour any more. I don't want to be doing it now I have a wife and kid.''

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Example: I'm Scared Of Acting


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Example is ''scared'' of acting.

The 33-year-old rapper - whose real name is Elliot Gleave - has recently made the transition from music to cinema, making his big screen debut in 'Between Two Worlds', and has revealed the attraction of the career switch.

The chart-topping star said: ''Doing music had almost become boring for me. I used to get excited, but after my sixth album and thousands of gigs, I needed a new injection.

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Example Swapped Music For Acting To Relieve Boredom


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The hip-hop star, real name Elliot Gleave, makes his film debut in new drama Between Two Worlds, which tells the story of a heartbroken writer, played by Chris Mason, who is struggling to move on from his lost love.

Example plays a city trader who is friends with the lead character, and he admits acting in the movie was an interesting new challenge.

"Doing music had almost become boring for me," he tells the London Evening Standard newspaper. "I used to get excited, but after my sixth album and thousands of gigs, I needed a new injection...

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Example: I've Turned To Acting Because Music Was Boring


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Example turned to acting because making music has become ''boring''.

The 33-year-old rapper - whose real name is Elliot Gleave - makes his big screen debut in 'Between Two Worlds', but has warned cinemagoers he does not expect to ''set the world on fire'' with his first performance.

The chart-topping star said: ''Doing music had almost become boring for me. I used to get excited, but after my sixth album and thousands of gigs, I needed a new injection.

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Example 'scared S***less' Starring In Between Two Worlds


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Example was ''scared s***less'' acting in 'Between Two Worlds'.

The 'Kickstarts' hitmaker stars in the British rom-com, released later this month, alongside Lucien Laviscount and Chris Mason but admitted he was terrified to make his acting debut having spent so long making music.

He revealed: ''It was scary. Every day on set was way more challenging than music in some ways. It's not frightening for me to go out on stage in front of loads of people at a festival, but the acting ... I was f***ing scared s***less.''

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Between Two Worlds Trailer


Ryan is a writer eager for a fresh start in London after leaving his hometown of Liverpool, nursing a broken heart following his bitter split with girlfriend Lucy and struggling to find inspiration for his latest novel despite an imminent deadline. He has his friends though; John the smooth-talking Money Man and Connor the charismatic aspiring Movie Star; however they're more about knocking back the booze, hitting London's buzzing nightlife and bringing home the girls, so they're hardly a help to his professional motivation. Things are about to change though, and everything becomes clearer when he falls for a quirky art gallery owner named Anna and becomes less inclined to party with his friends. As it happens though, life isn't that straight-forward, and he has a lot of battles to win before he can rest on his laurels - namely finding the balance between friends, love, family and money.

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Example: Kanye West Is My 'hero'


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Example would not ''hesitate'' about working with Kanye West.

The 'Changed The Way You Kissed Me' hitmaker has revealed he would love to collaborate with his ''hero'' but is worried the chances will be slim as he doesn't think Kanye knows who he is.

He told BANG Showbiz: ''There's lots of artists out there I'd like to work with but I don't have, like, a list. I've got heroes. If Kanye came to me or Dave Grohl approached me then obviously I wouldn't hesitate to work with them, but I doubt whether I'm on their radar!

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Example Out In London

Elliot John Gleave - Example seen out and about in London - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 30th August 2015

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Conor Maynard And Example Weigh In On Zayn Malik's Twitter Behaviour


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Since leaving One Direction earlier this year Zayn Malik has had his fair share of twitter spats, taking on everyone from his former bandmates to Calvin Harris. Now rapper Example and singer Conor Maynard have weighed in on Zayn’s recent twitter antics, which aren't exactly helping to endear the ex-One Directioner to his fellow musicians.

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Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday, Example compared Malik to a young Robbie Williams, accusing the singer trying too hard to make a name for himself. "He's probably just a young frustrated guy who is hitting out," Example said.

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Jess Glynne All Better


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Jess Glynne sounds like a ''16-year-old'' again.

The 'Not Letting Go' hitmaker recently had surgery on her vocal chords and was heard telling friends at V Festival she was feeling much better.

Mark Ronson - who arrived at Hylands Park, Chelmsford wearing a boat print shirt - remarked how he was looking forward to ''warming up the crowd'' ahead of Jess' set.

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Birmingham Pride Festival - Day 1 - Performances

Example - Birmingham Pride festival - Day 1 - Performances at Gay village - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Saturday 23rd May 2015

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Millie Mackintosh And Professor Green Engagement Party At Groucho Club

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Date of birth

20th June, 1982

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.85




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Thanks Pompey Mutiny Festival (in my top 3 worst crowd photos I've taken, sorry) #FestivalSeason
That's the new album cover sorted then ...
Tinchy x Example x Tempz CHAT SHIT GET BANGED #CSGB premiere's tonight on @mistajam @bbc1xtra ( artwork by @vizualzmt )
HODOR !!! I was proper fangirling. Nice to meet you pal @kristiannairn #HoldTheDoor
Proper #355spider weather today. Had to take it out for a spin otherwise she'll think I've forgotten about her #carsofinstagram #favouritecarever
Playing a very special set with @djwire at Glasto on the Friday on the Glade Stage. We also have another set to announce soon for the Saturday night. Might as well make a weekend of it 🎉 #glastonbury2016
I've had some legendary hats thrown on stage in my time. This was Defo in the top 3. Thanks Teeside Uni gang
#WifeMaterial #ibiza2016 @mcnaughty
The steez though 😝 #VanSpam #MiniMe


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