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Tinie Tempah (born Patrick Okogwu, 7.11.1988)

Tinie Tempah is an English rapper from Plumstead, South London, who rose to fame with the release of his number-one debut album, Disc-Overy, which contained the singles 'Pass Out', 'Written in the Stars' and 'Miami 2 Ibiza'.

Tinie Tempah: Childhood

Tinie Tempah's full name is Patrik Chukwuem Okogwu Jr. His family is of Nigerian heritage. As a teenager, he attended St. Paul's RC Secondary School (now known as St. Paul's Academy), leaving with GCSEs. He then went on to study at Saint Francis Xavier Sixth Form College, which he left with 3 A Levels to his name.

Tinie Tempah: Music Career

Tinie Tempah's first underground hit came with the promotional single 'Wifey', which was produced by Flukes, from the duo Crazy Cousins. The track maintained the top spot on Channel U's Urban Chart for 10 weeks in 2006.

The debut LP from Tinie Tempah was released in October 2010 and was entitled Disc-Overy. The album contained the track 'Pass Out', which was his debut single proper. The track was picked up by a number of big-name radio DJs such as Zane Lowe, Tim Westwood, Ras Kwame and Trevor Nelson. The single went straight to number one in the UK, beating both Lady Gaga and Beyonce in the week of its release. The track has been remixed by the likes of SBTRKT, Kano and Bashy.

The second single from Disc-Overy was 'Frisky', which was released in June 2010. 'Frisky' was followed up by 'Written in the Stars', which featured vocals from Eric Turner, lead singer of the band Street Fighting Man. The track became Tinie Tempah's second number one single.

'Miami 2 Ibiza', released in October 2010, was joint single between Tinie Tempah and the Swedish House Mafia.

Tinie Tempah has performed at a number of high profile gigs and tours. In February 2010, he supported Chipmunk on tour and in May that year, was asked to open for Mr Hudson. That same month, Tinie Tempah performed at the radio 1 Big Weekend in Bangor, along with Florence and the Machine, Dizzee Rascal, Faithless, MGMT and Alicia Keys. He also supported Rihanna for four dates, with Tinchy Stryder and Pixie Lott. In June 2010, Tinie Tempah was selected to play the Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, along with Usher, Justin Bieber, Cheryl Cole and Kesha. He also played at 2010's Wireless and V Festivals.

At the 2010 MOBO Awards, Tinie Tempah won the Best Newcomer Award and the Best Video award for 'Frisky'. He was also nominated for Best UK Act and Best Song for 'Pass Out'.



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Justin Bieber Hits The UK For Exclusive Performance At Fusion Festival 2015


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None other than Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber will be headlining Birmingham's Fusion Festival this Summer, performing for the event's first ever Friday opening on August 28th 2015 as it becomes a 3-day event for the very first time.

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Fusion Festival with Vimto will mark an exclusive UK performance for the award-winning, record-breaking popstar, whose last performance in the country was in 2013 as part of his Believe World Tour. He'll be facing 50,000 festival goers at Cofton Park in Birmingham, alongside Saturday and Sunday's respective headliners Rudimental and McBusted

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Tinie Tempah and Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu Jr. - Tine Tempah performs live in concert supporting The Script during a sold out show at The O2 at The O2 - London, United Kingdom - Friday 13th March 2015

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Tinie Tempah - A variety of fashionable stars were snapped as they attended the Burberry Prorsum fashion show, London Collections: Men's Autumn/Winter 2015 collection which was held in London, United Kingdom - Monday 12th January 2015

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Tinie Tempah - LCM Autumn/Winter 2015 - Burberry Prorsum (Men's) - Arrivals - London - Monday 12th January 2015

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Tinie Tempah - London Collections: Men Autumn/Winter 2015 - Burberry Prorsum (Men's) - Outside Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 12th January 2015

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Tinie Tempah - London Collections: Men - Topman Design at The Old Sorting Office - London, United Kingdom - Friday 9th January 2015

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Naomi Campbell Raises Money For Ebola Through Fashion For Relief Shop


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Supermodel Naomi Campbell has lent her superstar status to the Ebola crisis by launching a Fashion for Relief Pop-Up Shop at Westfield shopping centre in London.

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Naomi Campbell launched her Fashion for Relief store on Thursday

A number of Campbell's famous friends donated pieces of their wardrobe to the temporary store from which members of the public can buy a wide selection of exclusive designer items for the next one week only.

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