Devlin (rapper)

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Devlin performing in Little Malvern in 2011
Background information
Birth nameJames Devlin[1]
Born7 May 1989 (1989-05-07) (age 31)
London, England
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2006–present
Associated acts

James Devlin (born 7 May 1989), also known as Devlin, is an English rapper and songwriter from Dagenham, London. [2]

Career[change | change source]

His debut album, "Bud, Sweat and Beers", was released on Island Records in 2010. The first single from the album was "Brainwashed", which was released in the UK on 8 August 2010. It debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 31, and number 11 on the UK R&B Chart.

His second album, "A Moving Picture", was released on 4 February 2013. It peaked at number 19 on the UK Albums Chart.

Personal life[change | change source]

Devlin was born in Bermondsey but grew up on a housing estate in Dagenham. His mother was a council worker while his father was a forklift driver.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Devlin on Apple Music". Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  2. Fox, Killian (2013-02-03). "Devlin: 'You've got to be hard on yourself. It's all or nothing'". The Observer. ISSN 0029-7712. Retrieved 2020-08-20.