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TINIE TEMPAH, U.K. RAP SUPERSTAR TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM, DISC-OVERY, ON MAY 17, WITH THREE NEWLY-RECORDED TRACKS

TINIE TEMPAH, U.K. RAP SUPERSTAR TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM, DISC-OVERY, ON MAY 17, WITH THREE NEWLY-RECORDED TRACKS

FIRST U.S. SINGLE, WRITTEN IN THE STARS, POSITIONS TINIE TEMPAH AS THE FIRST BRITISH RAPPER TO ACHIEVE MASS SUCCESS IN AMERICA

ARTIST’S FIRST U.S. TOUR WILL BE FOLLOWED BY LETTERMAN, CONAN
AND LOLLAPALOOZA PERFORMANCES

London-born rapper Tinie Tempah, already a double BRIT Award-winning U.K. superstar with 2010’s top-selling debut album by a British artist, goes global with the U.S. release of his album Disc-Overy on May 17.

The charismatic 22-year-old artist is already a phenomenon in the U.K., where Disc-Overy debuted at number one and produced four Top Five singles, including two number ones, and is currently closing in on double platinum sales status. He’s now experiencing a major breakthrough in America, where his infectious, message-driven single “Written in the Stars” was recently hailed by Entertainment Weekly as one of the “next big hits of 2011.” The song is currently number 13 and climbing on Billboard’s Hot 100, and is already certified gold and climbing to platinum status, making it clear that Tinie Tempah is on his way to becoming the first British rapper to achieve major stardom in the U.S.

Tinie Tempah – Written In The Stars

Disc-Overy will reach American listeners with the addition of three all-new tracks recorded in the U.S. earlier this year with producers Stargate (Wiz Khalifa, Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Ne-Yo) and Boi 1Da (Eminem, Drake). One of the new songs, “Till I’m Gone,” featuring Wiz Khalifa and produced by Stargate, will be Disc-Overy’s next U.S. single. Stargate also produced “Love Suicide,” featuring special guest Esther Dean. The third new track, “So Addicted,” was produced by Boi 1Da and features Bei Maejor.

Tinie Tempah is currently receiving a massive amount of acclaim and exposure in America, where Rolling Stone recently featured him in their influential “Hot List” issue. Having made his U.S. television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live in February, Tinie will return to the airwaves with appearances on Late Show with David Letterman on May 17 and on Conan on May 26. Also on May 17, he’ll be featured in a Live on Letterman interactive webcast concert. Tinie will also be a guest on The View’s highly rated Memorial Day show on May 30.

Tinie Tempah recently made his U.S. festival debut with a rapturously received performance at Coachella earlier this month. He’s currently in the midst of his first American tour, which began with a high-profile set opening for Lupe Fiasco at New York’s Roseland Ballroom, and continues with arena shows with Usher, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, Curfew, Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley.

Tinie will perform an intimate concert sponsored by New York radio station Z100 on May 16 at Manhattan’s P.C. Richard Theater. Z100 will give away passes to listeners on-air, live on Z100 and online at Z100.com, iheartradio.com and PCRichardTheater.com. And on August 5th, he will make an appearance at the prestigious Lollapalooza festival at Grant Park in Chicago.

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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

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).