Plan B

Plan B

Biography

Plan B (born Ben Drew, 22.10.1983) Plan B is a British rapper, songwriter, singer and actor.

Childhood: Plan B was born and raised in the Forest Gate area of East London. His father played in local punk rock bands and his mother worked for a local authority. When he was six years old, his father left the family home.

Plan B initially attended the Anglo European School in Ingatestone, Essex, but was transferred to Tom Hood School in Leytonstone after being expelled. He taught himself to play guitar from the age of 14. At first, he learnt to play songs by the likes of Blur and Oasis but soon moved on, when his love of hip-hop and R&B developed.

Music Career: Plan B's debut musical appearance came when he rapped on 'Cap Back' by DJ Wonder ( a member of the respected Roll Deep crew). The track was used on the grime compilation Run the Road in 2005. Later that year, Plan B also released his debut single on the Pet Cemetary label. The 'Kidz'/'Dead' "7 was released as a limited edition and he soon landed a recording contract with 679 Recordings (originally home to Mike Skinner's The Streets). His debut single for his new label was 'No Good' / 'Sick 2 Def'.

When Plan B's debut album was released - entitled Who Needs Actions When You Got Words - it was positively received by the music press and gained a five-star review in The Guardian from Alexis Petridis.

To continue promoting the album, Plan appeared at the Reading and Leeds festivals, as well as releasing a remix album, which included Hadouken!'s remix of his track 'No More Eatin''. Plan B also embarked on a tour that saw him being supported by Hadouken! as well as Example, Killa Kela and Professor Green. He also released a mixtape, which included songs by the likes of Nirvana, Rolling Stones, Leonard Cohen and Radiohead.

Plan B's second album evolved into a concept album entitled The Defamation of Strickland Banks. In March 2010, Plan B supported Noel Gallagher at the Royal Albert Hall. He also appeared on a number of mainstream TV shows, to promote the album, including a live slot on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.

Musically, Plan B has been compared to the US rapper Eminem, though with the acoustic sensibilities of the songwriter Damien Rice.

Acting: Plan B landed a lead role in the 2008 film Adulthood, alongside Danny Dyer and Scarlett Johnson. He also recorded three tracks for the film's soundtrack.

In 2009, Plan B went on to star as Noel Winters in the hit British movie Harry Brown, which starred Michael Caine in the lead role.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards

Plan B and Kimberly Dos Ramos - 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm on Telemundo - Show at BankUnited Center - Miami Beach, Florida, United States - Thursday 30th April 2015

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Billboard Latin Music Conference And Awards - Day 3

J Alvarez, Plan B, Maldy, Alex Sensation, J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Farruko and Justin Quiles - Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards - Day 3 at The Ritz-Carlton Miami Beach - Miami Beach, Florida, United States - Wednesday 29th April 2015

J Alvarez, Plan B, Maldy, Alex Sensation, J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Farruko and Justin Quiles
J Alvarez, Plan B, Maldy, Alex Sensation, J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Farruko and Justin Quiles
J Alvarez, Plan B, Maldy, Alex Sensation, J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Farruko and Justin Quiles
J Alvarez, Plan B, Maldy, Alex Sensation, J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Farruko and Justin Quiles
J Alvarez, Plan B and Maldy
J Alvarez, Plan B and Maldy

Pixie Lott To Release 'fun' Fourth Album


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Pixie Lott will release her ''fun'' fourth album in January.

The 'Mama Do' singer - who launched her greatest hits album 'Platinum Pixie' with a secret gig in association with Viber yesterday (25.11.14) - has taken a ''fresh'' approach to putting together her upcoming record.

The 23-year-old singer - who is currently appearing on this year's series of 'Strictly Come Dancing' - confessed her time on the BBC One dance competition has inspired the album's ''fun, up-tempo vibe'', and will also be featuring collaborations ''with loads of different producers''.

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Stars Back Campaign To Save London Music Venue


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Music stars including Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson, singer Lianne La Havas, and rapper Plan B have backed a campaign to save a historic London gig venue from closure.

The George Tavern in Stepney, east London is under threat after developers were given the green light to turn a nearby building into luxury apartments, and the pub's owners fear complaints about noise from gigs will force them to close the venue.

The pub's landlady Pauline Forster launched a petition in a bid to save the pub, and she has won the support of numerous music stars, including Wilson and La Havas, as well as Plan B, who featured the venue in his movie Ill Manors.

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Plan B Has Become A Dad


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Plan B has secretly became a father for the first time.

The 'She Said' rapper's long-term girlfriend gave birth to their daughter ''last year'' and he is ''proud'' after they spent their first Christmas with the new arrival.

He told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: ''My girlfriend and I had a baby girl last year.

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Global Gathering

Plan B - Global Gathering - Day 1 - Performances - Startford upon Avon, United Kingdom - Friday 26th July 2013

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Plan B and Ben Drew

Stars Donate Personal Items To Homeless Charity Auction


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Chrissie Hynde, rapper Plan B and British singer Olly Murs are among the stars who have raided their closets for a charity auction.

The Pretenders frontwoman has handed over a pair of Stella MCCartney boots, while Murs has autographed one of his trademark trilby hats for the eBay.co.uk sale, which will benefit U.K. homeless organisation Shelter.

Murs says, "It's a great charity so get bidding guys!"

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Rockness Day 3

Plan B - Plan B headlines main stage at RockNess - Inverness, United Kingdom - Sunday 9th June 2013

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The Ivor Novello Awards Held At The Grosvenor House

Ben Drew aka Plan B - The Ivor Novello Awards held at the Grosvenor House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 16th May 2013

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Plan B and Ben Drew
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Ben Drew and Plan B

Afrojack Joins Global Gathering


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Afrojack, James Zabiela and Eats Everything have been added to the line up for GlobalGathering festival.

The dance acts join the likes of Plan B, Example, Katy B and Rita Ora at the huge UK dance music event on July 26 and 27 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England's Midlands.

Afrojack said: ''It's great to be performing again at Global Gathering. The hardcore electronic music fans come from all over the world to be there, so it's very cool to be a part of it.''

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Emeli Sande And Plan B Up For Ivor Novello Awards


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Emeli Sande, Plan B and Alt-J have been nominated for the 2013 Ivor Novello awards.

Emeli received nods in the Best Original Song and Most Performed Work categories, while rapper Plan B was nominated for Best Original Song and Best Original Film Score, for 'ill Manors'.

The nominations were announced this morning (17.04.13) and awards host Paul Gambaccini was quick to praise the nominees, saying Emeli Sande's nomination was ''inevitable, given her success over the last year''.

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Will Alt J Add An Ivor Novello Award To Their Mercury Gong?


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Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J could well be adding an Ivor Novello award to their collection of gongs, NME announced today (April 17, 2013). The band have been nominated in the Best Contemporary Song category for their song Fitzpleasure, alongside Plan B’s Ill Manors and The Maccabees Pelican. Alt J won last year’s Mercury Music Prize for their debut album An Awesome Wave. The album has also been nominated in the Album Award category, alongside Beon Howard’s Every Kingdom and Lianne La Havas’ Is Your Love Big Enough?

The awards ceremony celebrates songwriting ability and the remainder of the categories are Best Song Musically and Lyrically, Best Contemporary Song, PRS for Music Most Performed Work, Best Original Film Score and Best Television Soundtrack.

The full list of nominees is below. The 58th annual Ivor Novello awards will take place on May 16th, 2013 at London’s Grosvenor House.

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Lovebox Line Up Features Plan B, Goldfrapp, Azelia Banks


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LoveBox is quickly emerging as one of thr most popular festivals in the U.K, as easier to reach, cheaper and less muddy inner-city festivals take precedent over trekking to the countryside and losing all your money in a puddle.

This year, Lovebox will see the likes of Plan B, Goldfrapp, Azealia Banks, Jurrassic 5, Flying Lotus, Hurts, Rudimental, Paul Kalkbrenner, Aluna Georgem Wiley and Foreign Beggars descend upon Victoria Park. Saturday's headliner, Plan B said: “Lovebox at Victoria Park! My home crowd of East London right on my doorstep – I can't wait.” DJs confirmed for the summer festival so far include A-Trak and Mark Ronson while Noisey, Heidi, Red Bull Academy, Hot Creations and Annie Mac, who will each host stages at the festival. Banks said, "I love UK crowds, so it's going to be amazing to play a festival in London." Speaking about their excitement at closing the Sunday session Goldfrapp said: “I am so honoured to have been asked to play at this year's Lovebox festival. It’s a really special festival and I’m excited to get back on stage in front of what is always one of the best crowds!”

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Rapper Plan B Launching Charity For Disadvantaged Youths


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British rapper/singer Plan B has vowed to donate a portion of his future ticket sales to a new charity he has launched to benefit disadvantaged youths in his native London.

The She Said star, real name Ben Drew, has founded the Each One Teach One trust to provide vocational training to young people in the city and help put them on a promising career path.

He tells London's Evening Standard newspaper, "I don't think there is enough opportunity for young people in certain areas. A lot of them are just leaving school, they're not strong academically but better suited for practical things. We found a handful of organisations that give practical training in east London and I want to give them the support they need."

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Plan B

Date of birth

22nd October, 1983

Sex

Male

Height

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