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'.
Tinie Tempah at the World Premiere of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley's new film 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' held at the Odeon Leicester Square. London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th June 2016
The ‘Friends’ star is still getting used to the streets of London.
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.
Matt LeBlanc filming 'Top Gear'.
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
Tempah name-drops Rowling and ended up in this delightful exchange.
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.
JK Rowling gets teased by Tinie Tempah
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.
Continue reading: JK Rowling And Tinie Tempah Banter About Divination On Twitter
The F1 star says he’s “very serious” about making music.
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 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
Derulo had held on to the top spot for four weeks.
Tinie Tempah has just scored his sixth UK number one single after his latest release 'Not Letting Go' topped the charts on Sunday. The track features guest vocals from Jess Glynne and is the first release from Tempah’s upcoming third studio album.
Tinie Tempah is on top of the UK charts.
According to the Official Charts Company, ’Not Letting Go’ shifted 110,000 to top the singles chart, giving the rapper his sixth number one single. Last week’s chart topper, Jason Derulo's 'Want To Want Me' ended up falling down to the number three spot after spending four weeks at number one.
The popstar will be joined by headliners Rudimental and McBusted from August 28th - 30th.
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.
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.
Black artists are rallying against the idea that white, pop-driven entertainers have had the biggest influence over the hip hop, R&B and urban scene.
The BBC’s 1Xtra chart for black and urban music, the 1XtraPower List, turns out to be remarkably, embarrassingly white. The list of the “most influential artists” has been referred to as “the saddest list in history” after Ed Sheeran took the top spot, followed by Disclosure in second. The first Black artist to make the bizarre list was Tinie Tempah, followed by white, middle class singer Sam Smith (who grew up I a small town in East Herthfordshire) in fourth place. The list, which was allegedly compiled by “industry experts” continues in the same vein, with Katie B and Jessie J also making an appearance, the former in the Top 10.
Ed Sheeran topped the bizarre list.
The BBC told The Independent the list was chosen on the artists' 'quality of music' and 'impact across the wider industry', and was 'not about the colour of someone's skin'.
Who wears the trousers in Brangelina? They both do, obviously.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt may have gone home without any individual BAFTAs at last night's British Academy Film Awards but the Hollywood power couple have been two of the most talked-about attendees since the glittering ceremony. The actors turned up at the event in the matching attire of tuxedos and black ties and Angelina served as her fiance's touch-up stylist, tweaking his bowtie on the red carpet.
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Rocked Up In Matching Suits At The BAFTAs.
Whilst Brad kept his look polished and smart, Angelina opted to dress her look down with an open-necked shirt, loose silk tie and tousled hair. The Tomb Raider actress' choice to ditch a party frock in favour of a Saint Laurent blazer turned heads at the awards and made her the ceremony's style icon.
This actually happened...Prince William, Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi at the Winter Whites charity gala.
Prince William has kicked off what is sure to be a flourishing career in music by forming a band with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift. Well, sort of: the Prince and Taylor joined Jon Bon Jovi onstage during the Winter Whites charity gala, hosted by the Duke of Cambridge at Kensington Palace, to raise money for homeless charity Centrepoint.
Swift Performed With Prince William At The Glittering Charity Event.
The pair leapt up on to the festive stage as Bon Jovi started playing an acoustic version of his band's mega-hit 'Livin On A Prayer.' Taylor began to elegantly sway in time to the music whilst William adjusted his bow tie and cuffs in a James Bond style before the big chorus. Taylor and Wills leant into the microphone - the Prince tentative at first - before belting out the "Woooahh livin' on a prayer" line from the chorus.
Adele recorded a 'filthy rap' with British rapper Tinie Tempah!
Adele is already universally known to be a great singer but now it has been revealed that the 'Somebody Like You' star can also rap with the best of them.
The British recording artist almost ended up collaborating with fellow countryman, Tinie Tempah, on his new album 'Demonstration', but not in the style her fans are used to.
The 23 year old hip-hop star let it slip on his 'Alan Carr: Chatty Man' appearance this week that Adele is a multi-talented vocal artist.
Continue reading: Adele Records 'Really Flighty' Rap Song With Tinie Tempah
Miley Cyrus has finally conquered the UK singles chart.
Miley Cyrus has scored her first UK number one single with 'We Can't Stop,' which incidentally is her first Top 10 hit in the country.
The 20-year-old sold 128,000 copies of her new single last week to reach the top spot, ousting Swedish DJ Avicii and his hit track 'Wake Me Up'.
Miley had previously peaked in the UK singles chart at number three with See You Again in 2008 and at 11 in 2009 with The Climb and Party in the USA.
Continue reading: Surprised? Miley Cyrus's 'We Can't Stop' Is Her First Ever UK No.1
Date of birth
7th November, 1988
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