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Stormzy The Big Winner At 2017 MOBO Awards


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Grime icon Stormzy enjoyed a memorable night at the 2017 Mobo Awards, scooping three of the main prizes including Best Male Artist and Best Album.

The charismatic south London MC was victorious in three of the five categories in which he was nominated, winning Best Male Artist, Best Grime Act and Best Album for his successful debut LP proper Gang Signs & Prayer, which was released back in February and became the first grime album ever to reach no.1 in the UK charts.

However, he was prevented from walking away with a clean sweep by J Hus, whose summer smash ‘Did You See’ won Best Song, while Mist won the trophy for Best Video for ‘Hot Property’.

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Stormzy Apologises For Old Homophobic Tweets


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British grime star Stormzy has apologised for using homophobic language on social media, after the Pink News publication unearthed old tweets over a three-year period.

The posts, dating from 2011 to 2014 and which have now been deleted, included frequent uses of the word “faggot” and other terms offensive to the gay community.

The 24 year old MC said he used the language “when I was young and proudly ignorant”, and apologised for the offence he had caused, explaining that they were “attitudes I’ve left in the past”.

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JP Cooper's Musical Ability Was A 'parting Gift' From His Late Mother


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JP Cooper thinks his musical ability was a ''parting gift'' from his late mother.

The 33-year-old singer - whose full name is John Paul Cooper - lost his mother when he was only 11 months old, but he has revealed his loss has helped him to connect with music and ''speak'' to his late parent.

Speaking to the Metro newspaper about his upbringing and is career, the 'She's On My Mind' hitmaker said: ''I was raised to believes she [his mother] was still there- not in the house in human form but that she was working in my life.

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Jeremy Corbyn Honours A Drunk Stormzy With Solo Artist Prize


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The GQ Men of the Year awards might seem like an unusual place to unite music with politics, but that's exactly what happened when Stormzy was presented the best solo artist prize by Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Hilariously, the grime artist was far too drunk to take it seriously.

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The 24-year-old grime artist from South London has been making waves with his number one debut album 'Gang Signs & Prayer', and following his action in the #Grime4Corbyn campaign, it was only appropriate that the politician honour him at the ceremony.

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Grime artist Stormzy performing on the main stage during the second day of V Festival - Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom - Sunday 20th August 2017

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Stormzy performs on the second day of V Festival - Cannock, United Kingdom - Saturday 19th August 2017

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Stormzy at the 2017 Boardmasters Festival - Watergate Bay, United Kingdom - Sunday 13th August 2017

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Ed Sheeran, Stormzy And Alt-J Lead 2017 Mercury Prize Shortlist


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The 2017 Mercury Prize shortlist has finally been announced and includes two previous winners, three former nominees altogether and one of the biggest pop stars in the charts at the moment: Ed Sheeran. The winner for this year will be announced on September 14th 2017.

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The Mercury Prize nominees always includes at least one major star and this year it's 'The Shape of You' hitmaker Ed Sheeran. Surprisingly, it's only his first time being shortlisted for this coveted British award but with his new album 'Divide' making waves, it's certainly well-deserved.

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Stormzy at the Inaugural TRNSMT Festival held at Glasgow Green - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Saturday 8th July 2017

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Stormzy performs on the third day at Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Worthy Farm, Mendip, United Kingdom - Saturday 24th June 2017

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JP Cooper Doesn't Think His Music Is Like Rag 'n' Bone Man


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JP Cooper doesn't think his music sounds like Rag 'n' Bone Man.

The 33-year-old 'September Song' hitmaker has often been compared musically with the 'Human' singer, whose real name is Rory Graham, but JP claims he doesn't care about comparisons as they are both ''in the industry''.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, the singer, whose full name is John Paul Cooper, said: ''I think we're two of the people in the industry at the minute who are making good, honest, soulful, organic music.

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Stormzy Gets Raided By Police After Being Mistaken For A Burglar


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Brit Award nominated grime artist Stormzy was left less than impressed after London's Metropolitan Police smashed through his front door while he was sleeping on Tuesday morning. So far it doesn't look as though he has been issued with an apology or compensation for the matter. 

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The 23-year-old rising star was catching some much needed Zs when, in the early hours of this morning (February 14th 2017), he awoke to the sound of hammering on the front door of his Chelsea home - and it wasn't a Valentine's Day delivery.

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Adele Dedicates Song To Superfan Stormzy At London Show


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Grime artist Stormzy, real name Michael Omari, got a special shout out from Adele during one of her sold out concerts at London’s O2 Arena. The MC was thrilled at receiving the mention from the pop superstar, who also gave him a hand written letter inside his tour programme.

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Krept And Konan, Stormzy, FKA Twigs The Big Winners At 2015 MOBO Awards


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The Mobo Awards have been a triumph for British rap and grime artists, as Stormzy and Krept & Konan both took home two awards at the ceremony in Leeds last night.

London MC Stormzy became the first winner of the newly created category of Best Grime Act, rounding off a year that’s seen him emerge onto the radar of the mainstream. Around 12 months ago, he was named on the BBC’s Sound of 2015 poll and became the first unsigned rapper to perform on ‘Later with Jools Holland’.

Significantly, he also won Best Male Act, beating out the likes of Mark Ronson and more established names like JME and Skepta.

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Live At Leeds 2015 Brings 200 Artists To 20 Venues


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Every year in Leeds, the May Bank Holiday marks the return of a whole bunch of great gigs for the annual Live At Leeds festival. Played by tons of bands at venues all over the city, the festival pulls in a good crowd with its diverse line-up. In the past, the festival has hosted loads of great acts including Bombay Bicycle Club, Wild Beasts and James Blake. 

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Last year's festival brought in a number of popular acts including Clean Bandit, George Ezra, Kodaline, Little Matador and Pulled Apart By Horses - a line-up which helped win the festival its 'Best Metropolitan Festival' accolade, beating Brighton's popular 'Great Escape' and pop-punk festival 'Slam Dunk' to the top spot.

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