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Stormzy performing in 2019
Stormzy performing in 2019
Background information
Birth nameMichael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr.
Also known asWicked Skengman
The Problem
Stiff Chocolate[1]
Born (1993-07-26) 26 July 1993 (age 30)
London, England
OriginNorbury, London, England[2]
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2010–present

Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. (born 26 July 1993), better known by his stage name Stormzy, is a British rapper and singer. He has collaborated with Ed Sheeran on the singles "Take Me Back to London" and "Own It" (alongside Burna Boy).

Works[change | change source]

In 2017, he released his first album Gangs, Signs, & Prayers. The album included the single "Blinded By Your Grace" featuring MNEK. He featured on a remix of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart. In December 2019, he released his second album Heavy Is The Head. The album included the singles "Vossi Bop" and "Own It" (featuring Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy).

He has worked with other artists like Charlie Sloth and Jaykae.

Stormzy has supported Aitch and Chip supported Stormzy. He won the Mercury Prize.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Stormzy has many god-given nicknames". Capital Xtra. Archived from the original on 29 March 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  2. Reni Eddo-Lodge (10 October 2019). "'It's My Purpose to Shine a Light Where I Can.' How Rapper Stormzy Is Championing Black British Culture". Time. Archived from the original on 11 October 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  3. "What Is The Grace That Stormzy's Rapping About? - Articles - Catholic Charismatic Renewal". Archived from the original on 14 December 2019. Retrieved 20 December 2019.