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TINIE TEMPAH, U.K. RAP SUPERSTAR’S FIRST U.S. SINGLE “WRITTEN IN THE STARS” GOES PLATINUM

TINIE TEMPAH, U.K. RAP SUPERSTAR’S FIRST U.S. SINGLE “WRITTEN IN THE STARS” GOES PLATINUM

NEW ALBUM – DISC-OVERY RELEASED THIS WEEK WITH
THREE NEWLY-RECORDED TRACKS FOR THE U.S. VERSION

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 platinum in the U.S. this week with his first stateside single, “Written In The Stars” exceeding sales of over one million.

With his shiny new platinum status, Tinie is experiencing an undeniable major breakthrough in America, where his infectious, message-driven single “Written in the Stars” from his debut album, Disc-Overy was recently hailed by Entertainment Weekly as one of the “next big hits of 2011.” The song is currently Top 10 on the Top 40 chart and number 15 and climbing on Billboard’s Hot 100, making him the highest ranking new artist in the Top 10 at Top 40 radio with his platinum selling single. As the first British rapper to achieve platinum status with their debut U.S. single, it is clear that Tinie Tempah is well on his way to achieving major stardom in the U.S.

Disc-Overy was released yesterday to 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. “Til I’m Gone” features a gripping chorus and riveting verbal interplay between Tinie and Wiz that exemplifies the tenacious attitude that’s endeared Tinie to his fans. 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.

The charismatic 22-year-old 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 double platinum.

Click here to see Tinie Tempah as he takes the stage last night at the historic Ed Sullivan Theater for his online concert experience, Live on Letterman

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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).

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BIGGEST SELLING BRITISH DEBUT ACT OF 2010, TINIE TEMPAH, MAKES NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT; ALBUM ‘DISC-OVERY’ SET FOR U.S. RELEASE MAY 3, 2011

BIGGEST SELLING BRITISH DEBUT ACT OF 2010, TINIE TEMPAH, MAKES NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT; ALBUM ‘DISC-OVERY’ SET FOR U.S. RELEASE MAY 3, 2011

SUPERSTAR LEADS THE BRIT AWARDS WITH FOUR NOMINATIONS

FIRST EVER U.S. TV PERFORMANCE ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE FEBRUARY 2ND

“Written in the Stars” iTunes and Vevo video premiere January 25

(January 19, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA) – Fresh off of a stellar year as a new artist in the UK, Tinie Tempah has set his sights on America and will be releasing his album, Disc-Overy, on Capitol Records May 3, 2011. The album will contain songs from the UK debut along with new material recorded in the US.

Tinie has earned a lot of bragging rights in a short period of time. The 22 year old can boast that he is the best selling UK newcomer of 2010 and his debut album quickly went platinum and spawned two #1 hits and four Top 5 singles on the other side of the pond. His videos have over 40 million combined plays on YouTube and it was announced last week that he leads the Brit Awards, earning four nominations (British Male Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act, British Single for Pass Out and British Album of the Year for Disc-Overy); the Brit Awards will take place on February 15th, where Tinie will also be performing.

Tinie has designated 2011 as the year he will duplicate his successes in America and he is already making waves. MTV recently named him an “Artist to Watch in 2011.” His latest single, “Written in the Stars,” is an addictive and message-driven song that will inspire listeners to stay in the positive and believe in themselves. Entertainment Weekly named the song the “next big hit of 2011.” The song will be available on iTunes on January 25th with the accompanying video making its debut the same day on Vevo.com.

Check out the “Written in the Stars” audio stream here

As if that is not enough, Tinie continues his takeover with his first ever US television performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on February 2nd where he will perform his massive hit and first single, Pass Out

Later in the year, Tinie will be performing at upcoming festivals including Coachella, Ultra Music Festival and SXSW. He will also embark on a US tour that will start in March (dates/cities to be announced).

Tinie Tempah and Pharrell recently got together in Australia on New Year’s Eve, and wanted to wish their friends, family, and fans a happy and healthy 2011. Check out the video

Tinie Tempah recently performed with a full band live from the Running Club (UK) in association with Deejay TV and Nike in Milan last November.