Stormzy signs with WME in all areas

WME has signed Stormzy in all areas.

The British grime artist is an icon in his home country with two best-selling albums in his name and a breathtaking 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 British album chart with both releases to date,, Curse sign and prayer (2017) and Heavy Is The Head (2019), the former achieves a nomination for the coveted Mercury Prize.

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

Outside of music, he is a tireless champion of social injustice and, in 2020he started the #Merky Foundation, promising £ 10 million ($ 12.5 million), over 10 years, to organizations and charities committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment.

Stormzy’s #Merky brand extends to an imprint at Penguin Random House UK publisher, and he founded The Stormzy Scholarship, an annual fundraiser to fund black UK students going to University of Cambridge.

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

Stormzy is still represented by Tobe Onwuka, co-founder of #Merky.

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