Stormzy is the very successful and popular British rapper musician, and songwriter born on July 26, 1993, in Croydon, South London. He began his music career by uploading freestyle videos on YouTube in 2011, which led to him gaining a strong following on social media. In 2013, he released his first mixtape, “168: The Mixtape,” which was followed by his second mixtape, “Dreamers Disease,” in 2014. He had gained widespread recognition in 2015 with the release of his debut EP, “Wicked Skengman,” which featured a collection of freestyles over popular grime beats. He continued to build on this success with the release of his second EP, “Dreamers Disease,” which featured the hit single “Know Me From.”
|29 years old
|Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr.
|Stormzy, Wicked Skengman,
|Date Of Birth
|July 26, 1993
|Croydon, London, England,
|6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
|95 kg (209.5 lbs)
|Rachel and Sylvia Owuo
He had released in 2017 his debut studio album, “Gang Signs & Prayer,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and became the first grime album to win the British Album of the Year award at the Brit Awards. The album included hit singles such as “Big For Your Boots” and “Blinded By Your Grace Pt. 2,” and cemented Stormzy’s position as one of the leading artists in the UK music scene.
After THE success of “Gang Signs & Prayer,” Stormzy continued to dominate the music industry with his collaborations and performances. In 2019, he headlined the Glastonbury Festival, becoming the first black British solo artist to do so. He also collaborated with Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy on the hit single “Own It,” which topped the UK Singles Chart for several weeks.
The rapper has also made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. He has appeared in several TV shows, including “Top Boy” and “Brotherhood,” and has also made guest appearances on shows such as “The Jonathan Ross Show” and “The Graham Norton Show.” He has also used his platform to speak out on social and political issues, including the Black Lives Matter movement and the Grenfell Tower fire.
Career Success Story
Since bursting onto the scene in 2015 with his milestone mixtape Shut Up, Stormzy has been one of the most exciting and successful artists in the UK. His unique blend of grime, hip hop and R&B has seen him become a household name, with two number one albums, Gang Signs & Prayer (2017) and Heavy is the Head (2019), under his belt.
Stormzy’s career has been nothing short of meteoric. He’s achieved huge chart success, won multiple awards including two Brits and headlined Glastonbury Festival 2019 – becoming the first black British solo artist to do so. Not bad for someone who was once told by a teacher that he’d never amount to anything.
There’s no doubt that Stormzy is one of the biggest names in music right now. And with 2020 set to be another huge year for him, there’s no telling how far he’ll go.
Awards and Accolades
Stormzy is a British rapper, singer and songwriter. His real name is Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. He was born on July 26, 1993, in Croydon, South London, England. Stormzy’s mother is Ghanaian and his father is of Jamaican descent. He grew up in a single-parent household and has four siblings.
Stormzy began his musical career by releasing music independently on YouTube from 2010 onwards, before being signed to Merky Records in 2015. His first major release was the independently released mixtape Dreamers Disease (2014). In late 2015, he featured on “Wicked Skengman 4”, a track from fellow UK rapper Skepta’s album Konnichiwa (2016). This led to mainstream attention and earned him a record deal with Atlantic Records UK later that year.
His commercially successful debut album Gang Signs & Prayer (2017) became the first grime album to top the UK Albums Chart as well as receiving Platinum certification by the British Phonographic Industry. It won Best Album at the 2018 Brit Awards, while its lead single “Big for Your Boots” was also nominated for Best British Single at the ceremony. The album’s second single, “Shut Up”, peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart and earned Stormzy his first top 10 hit as a solo artist. In 2019, he released the singles “Vossi Bop” and “Crown.
There are many popular quotes by Stormzy some of which are shared by his fans on social media very often.
#1 I’m a bit crazy, so sometimes I just get these mad ideas that, on paper, aren’t even possible
#2 My approach is just fearless
#3 Engineering was my first passion, but music was always my first love
#4 I feel like there’s no point in doing anything if you’re not going to do it to be the best
#5 I want to make a change and be remembered for doing something that mattered
#6 I’m not ashamed to say that I’m an emotional guy
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His current net worth is estimated around $25 million.