Devlin (rapper)

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Birth nameJames Devlin[1]
Born7 May 1989 (1989-05-07) (age 34)
London, England
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2006–present

James Devlin (born 7 May 1989), also known as Devlin, is an English rapper and songwriter. He is from Dagenham, London. [2] He has collaborated with Ghetts, Ed Sheeran, Labrinth, Wretch 32, Skepta, Giggs, and Scorcher.

Career[change | change source]

His first album, "Bud, Sweat and Beers", was released on Island Records in 2010. The first single from the album was "Brainwashed". The single was released in the United Kingdom 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 and 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.