BRITISH MUSICIAN STORMZY UNVEILS NEW SINGLE 'CROWN’
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Multiple award-winning British musician Stormzy, has today unveiled his highly-anticipated new single ‘Crown’.
Produced by MJ Cole and Jimmy Napes (who are also on writing duties alongside Stormzy), the stunning accompanying live visual was directed by Charlie Sarsfield and sees Stormzy perform at the iconic London studio; ‘The Church Studio’. Featuring a backdrop filled with gospel singers, the visual makes for the perfect accompaniment to the song’s strikingly honest and raw lyricism, signifying another hugely poignant move for the modern-day troubadour.
‘Crown’ follows on from Stormzy’s remarkable return in April where he unveiled ‘Vossi Bop’, his first release since 2017. ‘Vossi Bop’ broke the record for the biggest week one streams for a British Rapper, ever, with streams accumulating to over 12.7 million! The single saw a combined sales total of 94,495 and subsequently earnt Stormzy his first ever UK #1 single, holding the top position for two consecutive weeks!
Before Stormzy released his platinum-selling #1 debut album, ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ in February 2017, many would merely have called him one of the most promising rappers on the UK scene. Just two years on however, that description is utterly inadequate. A showman like no other, his remarkable ascent has been accompanied by his honest and relatable character. Known for evolving the underground musical landscape, as well as being a perennial political agitator, Stormzy is a true spokesman of black empowerment and social activism and has become one of the UK’s most inspiring cultural figures.
Despite being out of the ‘musical’ spotlight for over a year, his philanthropy has continued. In July last year, Stormzy launched ‘The Stormzy Scholarship’ – a studentship which funds the study of two black students, each year, at Cambridge University. Subsequent to that, he unveiled #Merky Books, an imprint formed in collaboration with Penguin Random House UK which saw the release of own book ‘Rise Up: The Story So Far’ in November. Shortly after he revealed the imprint’s ‘Writers’ Prize’ – an initiative which looks for the best authors of the next generation. Adding further strings to his bow, the Ghanaian MC also announced his very own music record label #Merky Records in January 2018 - a subsidiary of Atlantic Records UK – which will look to sign the hottest new and emerging talent.
Further to Stormzy’s incredible rise within his recorded music, the Croydon-born MC will soon break records in the live sphere by becoming the youngest solo artist to ever headline Glastonbury Festival, the world’s biggest music festival, this coming June. Soon after, he’ll head to Ibiza for his annual #Merky Festival – a 2-day event which hosts some of the UK most in-demand artists. This year the festival sold-out in 48 hours, marking the first time - in Ibiza history – for a ticketed event to have all tickets sold off of the island, prior to the event.
Building momentum with impassioned support from his devoted fan base, Stormzy is now the proud possessor of 24 awards including; 2 x BRIT Awards, 1 x Ivor Novello Award, 6 x MOBO Awards, 1 x Q Award, 1 x MTV EMA, 1 x BBC Music Award, 1 x Teen Choice Award, 3 x AIM Awards, 2 x BET Awards, 1 x British GQ Award, 2 x Global Awards and many more.
‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ – Debut Album – February 2017: