In 2018, AJ Tracey released the single "Butterflies" featuring British rapper Not3s which served as his commercial breakthrough, peaking in the top 20 on the UK Singles Chart.
20 Facts About AJ Tracey
AJ Tracey's self-titled debut album, which was released in 2019 by Warner Records, received critical acclaim and peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart.
AJ Tracey was named by his mother after the revolutionary Che Guevara.
AJ Tracey was educated locally at Middle Row Primary school and went on to attend Holland Park School.
AJ Tracey dropped out of a criminology course at London Metropolitan University to pursue his music career.
AJ Tracey first gained attention through appearances on pirate radio stations and the release of his debut EP The Front in mid-2015.
In December 2015, AJ Tracey released his second EP Alex Moran, which featured acclaimed tracks including "Spirit Bomb" and "Naila".
AJ Tracey collaborated with Dave over a remix of Ruff Sqwad's Pied Piper to create a well received track entitled "Thiago Silva".
AJ Tracey made his production debut on "LA4AWEEK", co-produced by Nyge and released in April 2017, and later produced label-mate Big Zuu's "Tell Man Twice", released in August 2017.
In early 2018, AJ Tracey modelled for the OVO clothing line in 2018.
In May 2018, AJ Tracey released the single "Butterflies" featuring Not3s.
AJ Tracey featured on Craig David's album "The Time is" collaborating on the track "Somebody like me".
AJ Tracey was featured on the title track "More Than Rap".
On 21 November 2018, AJ Tracey announced the pre-order of his self-titled debut album, released on 8 February 2019.
AJ Tracey debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart and is certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry.
On 14 February 2020, AJ Tracey announced his Australian tour starting in Adelaide on 24 April, but was later postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On 4 February 2021, Tracey featured on the track "Bringing It Back" by Digga D The song topped the UK Chart's Official Trending Chart and debuted at number 5 on the UK Singles Chart.
On 22 March 2021, AJ Tracey announced via a fake press conference on YouTube his second studio album titled Flu Game as well as the album's tracklist, which was released on 16 April 2021.
On 26 August 2021, AJ Tracey was featured on the Gorillaz track "Jimmy Jimmy" from their Meanwhile EP.
In June 2017, AJ Tracey endorsed Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the 2017 UK general election.