36 Facts About Tinie Tempah


Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu was born on 7 November 1988, and better known by his stage name Tinie Tempah, is a British rapper.

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Tinie Tempah has been signed to Parlophone Records since 2009, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

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Tinie Tempah created his own entertainment company Disturbing London in 2006, along with his cousin Dumi Oburota.

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Tinie Tempah was born as Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu on 7 November 1988 in London, the son of Igbo parents from Nigeria.

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Until he was twelve years old, Tinie Tempah lived on the Aylesbury Estate in south-east London with his parents and three younger siblings: Kelly, Kelvin, and Marian.

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The family later moved to Plumstead, with Tinie Tempah attending St Paul's Catholic School in nearby Abbey Wood.

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At twelve years old, Tinie Tempah conceived his stage name after viewing the music video for So Solid Crew's "21 Seconds".

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Tinie, then known as Tinie Tempah, began his music career in 2005 when he joined the Aftershock Hooligans, recording hundreds of songs amongst the fellow Hooligans.

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In 2006, Tinie Tempah gained a great deal of airplay on British music TV channel Channel U for his song "Tears", and later on gained more recognition for "Wifey".

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Tinie Tempah came on at lunchtime and there's about 1,000 kids screaming for him.

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Tinie Tempah released his debut single "Pass Out" through Parlophone on 28 February 2010.

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Tinie Tempah toured with Chipmunk in February 2010, going on to support Rihanna for four dates in May on her 10-date UK tour with Tinchy Stryder and Pixie Lott.

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Tinie Tempah performed at Radio 1 Big Weekend in Bangor on 22 May 2010 on the in New Music We Trust stage.

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Tinie Tempah toured with Mr Hudson in May 2010, as well as performing at many summer balls at various universities around the United Kingdom.

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Tinie Tempah played a host of festival dates throughout the summer, including the Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium on 6 June 2010, at Wakestock in Abersoch on 3 July 2010, both T4 on the Beach and the Wireless Festival in London's Hyde Park on 4 July, and V Festival on 21 and 22 August 2010.

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Tinie Tempah had the honour of performing his first single "Pass Out" on 25 June 2010 at Glastonbury on the Pyramid stage with Snoop Dogg.

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Tinie Tempah released his third single "Written in the Stars" on 19 September 2010.

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Tinie Tempah teamed up with Swedish House Mafia for his fourth single "Miami 2 Ibiza", which was released on 1 October 2010.

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Tinie Tempah featured on the Tinchy Stryder single "Game Over", which was released on 15 November 2010 and reached number 22 on the UK Singles Chart.

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Tinie Tempah joined Usher on the European leg of his OMG Tour in January 2011.

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Tinie Tempah was nominated for 4 Brit Awards making him the most nominated artist at the awards, and on 15 February 2011 he won his first ever Brit Award, for Best British Breakthrough Act, as well as a Brit for Best British Single.

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On 7 March 2011, Tinie Tempah expressed his desire for his next album to go triple platinum.

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In 2011, Labrinth revealed that Tinie Tempah would be releasing "Pass Out" in the United States, featuring a well recognised artist in the American rap game.

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Tinie Tempah served as a front act with Big Sean among others on Lupe Fiasco's Generation Lasers Tour.

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On 28 November 2011, Tinie Tempah hosted an episode of the TV show Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

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In early 2012, Tinie Tempah featured with Eric Turner and Lupe Fiasco on a track called "Angels and Stars".

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On 24 June 2012, Tinie Tempah performed at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend on the main stage, playing two of his newest songs: "Mosh Pit", and "Drinking from the Bottle", on which he features alongside Calvin Harris as lead artist and which appears on Harris' new album 18 Months.

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On 12 August, Tinie Tempah performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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Tinie Tempah announced a third single, featuring Labrinth, entitled "Lover Not A Fighter", to be released in February 2014.

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On 21 June 2015, Tinie Tempah released the first single from his upcoming third studio album, "Not Letting Go", which features fellow British artist Jess Glynne.

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However, on the week of 23 October 2015, Tinie earned his seventh UK number one single with "Turn the Music Louder ", a song by KDA, which features English singer-songwriter Katy B In December 2015, Tinie released the mixtape Junk Food, with collaborations from a large number of British artists.

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In September 2021, Tinie Tempah released the single “Love Me Like This” featuring vocalist Maia Wright.

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In 2006, Tinie Tempah founded the independent record label Disturbing London.

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In 2020, Tinie Tempah appeared in a Channel 4 documentary The Talk which aired on 4 August 2020.

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In October 2021, Tinie Tempah presented the four-part Channel Four documentary Outrageous Extensions.

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Tinie Tempah is a supporter of Arsenal FC and the Labour Party.

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