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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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Tinie Tempah at Maybelline's Bring on the Night Party held at The Scotch of St James - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 18th February 2017

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Tinie Tempah at Maybelline's Bring on the Night Party held at The Scotch of St James - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 18th February 2017

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Tinie Tempah Adds More Tracks' To Youth Album


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Tinie Tempah has added ''more tracks'' to his 'Youth' album than he had ''originally planned''.

The 28-year-old musician has been ''working very hard'' on his upcoming LP and has even returned to the studio to add extra singles on the compilation than he had intended for the album.

He posted a picture of a note on his Instagram account, which read: ''I've been in the studio working very hard on making YOUTH perfect. I even went back in and added more tracks than I originally planned. Make sure you pre-order the new version of YOUTH to get the new anthem 'Something Special' produced by @nanarogues and to see the FULL track list.(sic).''

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Tinie Tempah seen arriving at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) held at the Ahoy Arena, Rotterdam, Netherlands - Sunday 6th November 2016

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Tinie Tempah in the press room at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) held at the Ahoy Rotterdam, Netherlands - Sunday 6th November 2016

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Tinie Tempah at Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards held at Claridge's - London, United Kingdom - Monday 31st October 2016

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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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Tinie Tempah Knocks Jason Derulo Off The Top Of UK Single's Chart With 'Not Letting Go'


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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.

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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.

Continue reading: Tinie Tempah Knocks Jason Derulo Off The Top Of UK Single's Chart With 'Not Letting Go'

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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BBC Faces Backlash After Whitewashed 1XtraPowerList Names Ed Sheeran Most Influential In Black And Urban Music


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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.

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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'.

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Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Go Matchy-Matchy And Reveal Hidden Tinie Tempah Love At BAFTAs


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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.

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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.

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Prince William Sings 'Livin On A Prayer' With Taylor Swift And Jon Bon Jovi [Video]


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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.

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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.

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Adele Records 'Really Flighty' Rap Song With Tinie Tempah


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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.

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Surprised? Miley Cyrus's 'We Can't Stop' Is Her First Ever UK No.1


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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.

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A Week In Music, Justin Timberlake's 'Rude' Video, Dinosaur Pile-Up's Promising Second Album And Babyshambles Make A 'Sequel'


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A week in music videos... It may have received bad press recently what with the video being banned from YouTube for its nude content and such, but Justin Timberlake's new song 'Tunnel Vision' is a pretty smooth R&B track and it's not like we didn't expect from rude bits from JT; he's been talking about getting girls naked since 2002's 'Justified'! All that aside, it's what we wanted from his number one third album 'The 20/20 Experience'. Plus, it's consistent - another great track after 'Suit & Tie' and 'Mirrors'. Check out the video for yourself.

Mayer Hawthorne will soon return with his fourth album 'Where Does This Door Go' and, if it's anything like the music video to his latest track 'Her Favorite Song', it will be full of surprises. The track may be a serious mix of the melancholic and ambient, but he contrasts this by having canines run the club in this clip - and we think a bit of comedy is the best pick-me-up for a fledgling music career. Watch Mayer Hawthorne's 'Her Favorite Song' video.

Continue reading: A Week In Music, Justin Timberlake's 'Rude' Video, Dinosaur Pile-Up's Promising Second Album And Babyshambles Make A 'Sequel'

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Tinie Tempah

Date of birth

7th November, 1988

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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