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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'.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Tinie Tempah Planning To Settle Down In Three Years


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The 27-year-old 'grime' star has revealed he's planning to live the single life for three years and then settle down on a farm.

The Written in the Stars hitmaker told British chat show host Jonathan Ross, "I'm trying to eventually have a family, maybe like 30. Thirty is a good age to start, probably.

"Three more years of a lot of fun and then probably settle down, have a family, live on a farm, get some animals."

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Tinie Tempah , Jess Glynne - NCS YES Live, London, Britain - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 29th March 2016

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Matt LeBlanc Gatecrashes London Wedding For New Top Gear


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A London couple’s wedding at St Paul’s Cathedral was made extra special on Saturday, when their big day was gatecrashed by 'Friends' star Matt LeBlanc. The actor was filming scenes for the new series of 'Top Gear' with rally driver Ken Block, with the duo touring around the capital in a Ford Mustang.

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The pair drove past the famous landmark just as the newlyweds appeared on the steps. Paul Bradbury, who witnessed the scene outside St Paul’s told the BBC: "It was very very loud and entertaining but everyone seemed to enjoy it.”

Continue reading: Matt LeBlanc Gatecrashes London Wedding For New Top Gear

JK Rowling And Tinie Tempah Banter About Divination On Twitter


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It seems best-selling author Jk Rowling has found an unlikely fan in Tinie Tempah, even if he did just suggest that she needed to be more educated in the magical art of fortune-telling. Nonetheless, this is one piece of Twitter banter that 'Harry Potter' fans cannot get enough of.

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Possibly in response to a comment that Rowling put on Twitter two weeks ago referencing Chamillionaire's song 'Ridin'' (she hilariously wrote 'They see me Rowlin', They hatin'' after receiving criticism from author Kevin Williamson), rapper Tinie Tempah has name-dropped her in his newest song 'Girls Like' with the line 'Tell JK that we still rolling', much to her surprise.

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Matt Leblanc And Tinie Tempah Embark On South African Odyssey


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On Wednesday (02Mar16), Matt posted a picture of himself and his unlikely new pal together in a car, revealing they would be spending a few days filming scenes for British motoring show Top Gear while traversing the country.

"My co driver (sic) for a few days. @TinieTempah goin low (sic)," Matt wrote on Twitter, after also sharing a photo of what he described as a "great day" in the picturesque South African landscape.

Tinie also seemed to be enjoying working with the former Friends star as he uploaded his own image of a mountaintop on Twitter.

Continue reading: Matt Leblanc And Tinie Tempah Embark On South African Odyssey

Tinie Tempah Leaving Radio One Studios

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Tinie Tempah - Tinie Tempah pictured arriving at the Radio 1 studios at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Friday 26th February 2016

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Naked Heart Foundation's Fabulous Fund Fair 2016

Tinie Tempah - Naked Heart Foundation's Fabulous Fund Fair 2016 held at Old Billingsgate - Arrivals at Old Billingsgate - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 20th February 2016

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London Collections Men AW16 Closing Dinner

Tinie Tempah - London Collections Men AW16 closing dinner hosted by GQ editor Dylan Jones and LCM Ambassadors held at Sartoria - London, United Kingdom - Monday 11th January 2016

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Jess Glynne Infuriated By Replacement During Vocal Rest


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The Hold My Hand singer underwent an operation to remove a polyp from her vocal cords in June (15) and she spent three weeks resting her voice.

The health crisis hit just days before her single with rapper Tinie Tempah, Not Letting Go, was due for release in the U.K. and she had to drop out of promotional appearances, so the hip-hop star enlisted another singer to replace Jess for performances of the track.

However, Jess was not happy with the stand-in after catching one of their performances on TV, telling Britain's Daily Star newspaper, "I was gutted because I had to cancel all our promo together when my voice went. The hardest part was watching him perform it on TV with another vocalist, because she got the lyrics wrong. I was shouting at the screen. Well, I couldn't actually shout because of doctor's orders, but I wanted to."

Continue reading: Jess Glynne Infuriated By Replacement During Vocal Rest

Tinie Tempah Hoping To Rekindle Youthful Christmas Spirit


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The musician, real name Patrick Okogwu, has found success in recent years with hits such as Not Letting Go, and he admits it is getting harder to spend time with his brother Kelvin and sisters Kelly and Marian.

With his siblings also moving on in life, Okogwu is looking forward to his family all being in the same household on Christmas Day.

"I just want all of my siblings and my mum and dad to be under one roof, and for it to just be amazing and magical like when we were kids," he tells Britain's OK! magazine.

Continue reading: Tinie Tempah Hoping To Rekindle Youthful Christmas Spirit

Lewis Hamilton Reveals His Musical Ambitions


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After conquering Formula One, Lewis Hamilton is now setting his sights on the music business. In an interview on CBS News Show 60 Minutes, the triple F1 champion revealed he’s “very serious” about his musical ambitions, as well as showing off two tracks he's been working on. 

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton’s next pit stop could be in the charts.

During the interview Hamilton gave a tour of his in-home recording studio, where he played unreleased songs, 'J'Adore' and 'Lookin' at You’. “Music has been a huge passion of mine since I was really young,” Hamilton said.

Continue reading: Lewis Hamilton Reveals His Musical Ambitions

Justin Bieber To Perform At MTV EMAs


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Justin Bieber is to perform at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs).

The 'What Do You Mean?' hitmaker, 21, is so ''excited'' to announce he will take to the stage at the event this Sunday (25.10.15) at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy.

Revealing his excitement ahead of the ceremony, Justin said: ''I'm excited to share this performance and this new material with my fans around the world. The EMAs are always a blast. I'm glad to be back and it's going to be fun.''

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Little Mix Win Best UK And Ireland Act MTV EMA


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Little Mix have been named 2015 MTV EMAs Best UK and Ireland Act.

The four-piece girl band - featuring Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson - have fought off competition from Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Tinie Tempah, Calvin Harris and James Bay to win the title, ahead of the MTV EMAs on Sunday October 25.

The 'Black Magic' hitmakers - who will release their third studio album 'Get Weird' next month - received the most votes in the public poll and will now go up against acts from across Europe to compete for the Best Worldwide Act: Europe award, which fans can vote for through the event's website until October 24.

Continue reading: Little Mix Win Best UK And Ireland Act MTV EMA

Kwabs Hopes He And Jess Glynne Win Big At MOBO Awards


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Kwabs hopes he and his friend Jess Glynne are both winners at the 20th MOBO Awards.

The 'Walk' singer has been nominated along with Andreya Triana,

Shakka, Lianne La Havas and Joss Stone in the Best R&B/Soul Act category, while Jess is up for two prizes, Best Female and Best Song in Association with First Direct for 'Not Letting Go', her collaboration with Tinie Tempah.

Continue reading: Kwabs Hopes He And Jess Glynne Win Big At MOBO Awards

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Tinie Tempah

Date of birth

7th November, 1988

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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