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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

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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LCM A/W 2016 - Oliver Spencer - Front Row

Ricky Wilson , Tinie Tempah - London Collections: Men A/W 2016 - Oliver Spencer - Front row at 180 Strand - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 9th January 2016

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Ricky Wilson and Guest
Ricky Wilson and Guest

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."

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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.

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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.

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Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball 2015 - Arrivals

 Tinie Tempah ,  Katy B - Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball 2015 at the O2 Arena - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 5th December 2015

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Tinie Tempah and Katy B

The British Fashion Awards 2015

Tinie Tempah - The British Fashion Awards 2015 - Arrivals at The British Fashion Awards - London, United Kingdom - Monday 23rd November 2015

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Mobo Awards 2015 - Arrivals

Tinie Tempah - Mobo Awards 2015 - Arrivals at Mobo Awards - Leeds, United Kingdom - Wednesday 4th November 2015

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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.

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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.

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Nicole Scherzinger And Ricky Wilson Star In New Music Quiz Show

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The former Pussycat Dolls singer and the British rapper will head up two teams which will compete against each other to win points by answering music trivia questions, completing games, making promo parodies and going head-to-head in a performance battle.

Kaiser Chiefs rocker Wilson, who also works as a judge on reality TV series The Voice, will host the weekly show, which will feature celebrity teammates and musical guests.

Scherzinger says, "I'm so happy to be involved in this exciting, new, multi faceted show - it's like nothing out there. I'm looking forward to letting loose, sharing some hidden talents and just having some fun!"

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Ed Sheeran Performs Final 'x' UK Show

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Ed Sheeran performed the final UK show of his 'x' tour at Fusion Festival with Vimto on Friday (28.08.15).

The 24-year-old singer headlined the festival in Birmingham, England, after Justin Bieber pulled out of the slot, but proved to be an excellent replacement with his 90-minute set, which was his only UK festival performance of the year.

He told the crowd: ''This is my final UK show of this summer and this is the only festival show I'm doing!''

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Ed Sheeran To Headline Fusion Festival

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Ed Sheeran has replaced Justin Bieber as the headliner for Fusion Festival with Vimto.

The 'Boyfriend' hitmaker pulled out of the headline slot earlier this week due to an ''unforeseen issue'' but Ed has now stepped in to take his place at the Birmingham-based annual event, which raises money for Prince Charles' young peoples charity the Prince's Trust.

Ed commented: ''I'm delighted to be playing Fusion Festival after stepping in at the last minute to help out the guys at Fusion and support The Princes Trust. Birmingham crowds are always lively, so I can't wait to come back. See you in a few weeks!''

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Justin Bieber Suffers From Arachnophobia

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Justin Bieber is scared of spiders.

The 21-year-old pop superstar has confessed he suffers from arachnophobia and can't stand the thought of the eight-legged bugs crawling on him

Revealing 20 things his fans don't know about him for Cosmopolitan.com, he said: ''(I'm secretly terrified of) spiders.''

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