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Stormzy Signs With WME In All Areas – Billboard

Written by on 30/06/2022

WME has signed Stormzy in all areas.

The British grime artist is an icon in his homeland, with two best-selling albums to his name and a heaving trophy cabinet, which includes six MOBO Awards, an MTV Europe Award, and the 2020 BET Hip-Hop Award for best international flow.

Born Michael Owuo in Croydon, south of London, the rapper, producer and musician led the Official U.K. Albums Chart with both releases to-date, Gang Signs & Prayer (2017) and Heavy Is The Head (2019), the former earning a nomination for the coveted Mercury Prize.

In 2019, he became the first solo Black British artist to headline Glastonbury Festival, a moment that was captured for the documentary Stormzy: Road to the Pyramid Stage, which premiered this month on BBC One.

Outside of music, he’s a tireless campaigner against social injustice and, in 2020, he started #Merky Foundation, pledging £10 million ($12.5 million), over 10 years, to organizations and charities that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and Black empowerment.

Stormzy’s #Merky brand extends to an imprint within the Penguin Random House U.K. publisher, and he founded The Stormzy Scholarship, an annual studentship to fund Black British students to attend the University of Cambridge.

Just last week, he received an honorary degree from the University of Exeter for his “outstanding achievement” in the field of higher education, philanthropy and widening participation.

Stormzy continues to be represented by Tobe Onwuka, co-founder of #Merky.

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