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Tinie Tempah Biography


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Born: 1988/11/07
Birth Place: London, United Kingdom
Years Active: 2005–present
Genres: Grime, Hip Hop, Electro


Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu Jr. (born November 7, 1988), better known by his stage name Tinie Tempah, is an English rapper from Plumstead, South London. At age 13 he began rapping and was recording while still a teenager.

Tempah released his debut single “Pass Out” via Parlophone Records in February 2010, with it entering the U.K. Singles Chart at #1. His second single, “Frisky,” was released in June 2010 entering the U.K. Singles Chart at #2. Tempah released his third single, “Written in the Stars,” in September 2010. This again charted at #1 on the U.K. Singles chart. The song also went on to chart in a number of other countries.

Tempah teamed up with Swedish House Mafia for his fourth single, “Miami 2 Ibiza,” which was released in October 2010. This went on to peak at #4 on the U.K. Singles chart and became his first #1 in the Netherlands Mega Single Top 100 chart.

His debut album, “Disc-Overy,” was released in 2010 by Parlophone. The album featured the previously released singles and debuted at #1 on the U.K. Albums chart and at #21 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.