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Chipmunk Biography

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.

Chipmunk: 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.

Chipmunk: 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.

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Chipmunk Picture Gallery

 red 2 uk film premiere 220713
 red 2 uk film premiere 220713
 red 2 uk film premiere 220713
red 2 uk film premiere 220713
sony music aftershow at the arts club 200213

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The Latest Chipmunk News

Emeli Sande: Career In Music Wasn't Realistic

22nd April 2013

Emeli Sande always saw medicine as a more sensible choice than music.The 26-year-old singer has a degree in clinical neuroscience...

Wretch 32: Song-writing Is Like Olympics

15th November 2012

Wretch 32 thinks writing songs is like being a top athlete.The North London rapper pens at least five new tracks...

Millie Mackintosh Steals The Show At Reality Television Awards

31st August 2012

Millie Mackintosh and Paddy Doherty were among the stars to appear on the red carpet at the National Reality TV...

Jessie J 'proud' Of Team Gb

6th August 2012

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

Jessie J Reacts After Man Is Stabbed At Blackberry Gig

4th April 2012

Jessie J says her thoughts are with a man who was stabbed in the neck at her Blackberry Bbm party...

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Chipmunk Festivals

Leeds & Reading Festival

22nd August 2014

Wireless Festival

4th July 2014

Camp Bestival

31st July 2014

T4 on the Beach

1st July 2012

Glastonbury Festival

25th June 2014

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