The English rapper’s move to the U.K. imprint comes after spending almost three years with Atlantic Records, where he released his sophomore studio album Heavy Is The Head in December 2019. Stormzy is the new label’s first major signing and he joins co-head Alec Boateng (who he extensively worked with in Atlantic U.K.), co-president Alex Boateng and marketing director Jacqueline Eyewe.
Stormzy has had an incredible run as both an independent and signed artist. He’s gone home with three BRIT Awards (British Male Solo Artist in 2017 and 2020, then British Album of the Year in 2018 for Gang Signs & Prayers), two BET Awards and has been nominated for the Mercury Prize.
Elsewhere in music, JAY-Z has tied Quincy Jones’ record for most Grammy nominations with 80 nods each.