TINIE TEMPAH, THE #1 U.K. SUPERSTAR CHOSEN FOR VEVO LIFT, DEBUTING ON APRIL 7TH DEBUT ALBUM, DISC-OVERY, TO BE RELEASED ON MAY 17TH; UPCOMING APPEARANCES ON LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN AND CONAN
FIRST SINGLE, WRITTEN IN THE STARS, A TOP 40 HIT
POSITIONING TINIE TEMPAH AS THE FIRST U.K. RAPPER TO TOP THE U.S. CHARTS
TINIE PERFORMING AT THIS YEAR’S COACHELLA FESTIVAL
April 7, 2011 – London born Tinie Tempah, already a huge, double BRIT Award-winning superstar across the pond with the number one selling debut album by a U.K. artist in 2010, has been chosen as the next artist to watch by VEVO and will be featured on their emerging artist platform, LIFT.
Kicking off today and for the next eight weeks, fans will have the opportunity to get to know Tinie through exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, video premieres and intimate live concerts, all exclusive to the VEVO platform. LIFT gives fans the power to break new artists like Tinie through social media interaction, including a new Facebook application. Through the app, fans can be part of Tinie’s team and directly help him spread the word on his music. Access Tinie Tempah on VEVO at http://vevo.com/lift
Tinie’s U.S. debut album, Disc-Overy, on its way to being a certified double-platinum record in the U.K, has spawned four Top 5 U.K. singles including two number ones, will be released stateside on May 17th with the addition of new songs recorded in the U.S. earlier this year. The busy performer, who Rolling Stone recently featured in their Hot List issue putting both fans and the industry on notification, affirming Tinie Tempah is “poised to become the first MC from the U.K.’s raucous “grime” scene to climb the U.S. pop charts,” has been in the studio with producers Stargate (Wiz Khalifa, Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Ne-Yo) and Boi 1Da (Eminem, Drake) and will be adding these hotly anticipated new tracks to the U.S. release of his stellar opus.
After making his U.S. television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live back in February, Tinie will return to the national spotlight with appearances on Late Show with David Letterman on May 17th and Conan on May 26th where he will perform his radio smash, ‘Written in the Stars.’ The track is currently number fifteen and climbing on the U.S. Top 40 chart according to BDS and number nine on the Top Pop Songs iTunes chart. ‘Written In The Stars’ hailed by Entertainment Weekly as one of the “next big hits of 2011” is currently the highest ranking song in the Top 15 by a new artist.
Tinie Tempah also recently announced he will be performing at this year’s Coachella Festival. On April 17th, Tinie and his band will unleash their live show on the desert, getting fans hyped with his lively and always interactive show in the Goji Tent (set starts at 6:30pm).