Stormzy is a renowned British songwriter, singer, and rapper. He was named Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Junior by parents at the time of birth. He also gained fame through his stage names Wicked Skengman and The Problem. He has rolled out some of the most spectacular music numbers to his fans from all over the world. The rapper rose to prominence via the UK underground music scene in 2014. He released a series of freestyles that attracted people from across the United Kingdom.
Michael is well-known for being an experienced artist when it comes to talking about genres such as gospel, grime, UK rap, and R&B. He kicked off his professional endeavor as a musician in 2010 and since then has successfully launched numerous hits. Stormy has worked under Merky and Warner Brothers Records. The struggling star came to limelight after the launch of his remarkable track ‘Shut Up’, which was well-received across the country. Initially, it was launched via YouTube as a freestyle and soon went viral on the internet. It secured 8th spot on the UK Singles Chart.
Musical efforts of Stormzy were well-recognized in England and other countries. He was declared the winner at 2014’s Best Grime Act and 2015’s MOBO Awards. The extremely talented guy was also included in the list of BBC’s Sound of 2015 list. On Feb 24, 2017, he officially launched his debut studio album captioned ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’. It became the 1st grime (electronic dance music genre) album to hit the number 1 spot on the UK Albums Chart. At 2018 Brit Awards, Stormzy’s debut album won the British Album of the Year award. In 2019, the British rapper rolled out his number 1 UK single titled ‘Vossi Bop’. It received tremendous appreciation from UK, USA, Germany, Canada, and other European countries.
Who are Stormzy's Parents?
Michael Ebenezer was born on Jul 26, 1993, in Croydon, London, UK. His mother belongs to Ghanaian descent. The rapper is also known for being the cousin of a famous rapper named ‘Nadia Rose’. He spent the early days of his life in South Norwood, London. He was raised there alongside his two sisters, brother, and mother. Father of the future rap star remained absent during his childhood. He doesn’t belong to a music-oriented family.
None of his household members was involved in the profession of music. However, Stormzy was interested in music as he listened to all the famous artists as a child. He went to Harris Academy South Norwood. The talented lad was just 11 years of age when first started rapping. He would often visit the local youth club and start a rap battle with older rappers. He was never afraid of the age gap while clashing with mature local rap artists. The globally-recognized rap star has not unveiled any further information about his family background.
According to one of his interviews, he used to be a very naughty kid. He did a lot of crazy things just to entertain himself. Stormzy gained good marks and grades throughout his educational career despite all the fun and wicked stuff that he performed for entertainment purposes. He received 6 A*s, 5 Bs, and 3 As on his GCSEs. At some point, he was about to be expelled. However, somehow he was able to save his honor by good work ethics. After the completion of his education, he remained working in the quality assurance department at an oil refinery for about two years. It was based in Southampton, Hampshire.
Stormzy was happy to see an outstanding feedback after the launch of his ‘Wicked Skengman’ series containing freestyle rap. Afterward, he launched his debut extended play titled ‘Dreamers Disease’ via the independent label in July 2014. On 22 Oct 2014, He was declared winner for the Best Grime Act at the prestigious MOBO Awards. Later that year in November 2014, the rapper worked on a collaboration track with rap artist Chip and Shalo. They created the single titled ‘I’m Fine’ and also appeared in the video of that particular song.
On Jan 7, 2015, Michael secured third position in the list of ‘BBC Introducing Top Five’ on Radio One. One of his all-time hit single ‘Know Me From’ was launched in March 2015. It was good enough to enter the UK Singles Chart and positioned at number 49. On Feb 24, 2017, the British rap king officially launched his studio album ‘Gang Signs and Prayer’. On Mar 3, 2017, it was peaked at the 1st position on the Top UK Albums Chart. The same year he embarked on a promotional tour to promote his album. The tour is recognized as ‘Gang Signs and Prayers Tour’.
Stormzy’s other outstanding studio album came out under the heading ‘Heavy Is the Head’, which got released on Dec 13, 2019. It contained some of the most splendid music numbers. Again he went on a musical journey titled ‘Heave is the Head Tour’ to promote numbers of his 2nd studio album.
In May 2016, Stormzy declared his endorsement to Jeremy Corbyn, who was the leader of the Labour Party. He admired the work and activism of the leader in an interview to the famous newspaper, The Guardian. He mocked Theresa May using a word ‘Paigon’. It is a word specifically used to denote an unreliable person. He was also declared as Corb’s most favorite Grime artist.
Does Stormzy Have a Girlfriend?
Stormzy is 27 years old as of July 2019. He has been focusing on the success of his professional career as a singer and rapper. That’s the reason that the rapper tried to stay away from love associations. He has thousands of die-hard female fans from all over the world. He grabbed the attention of several female celebrities as well. According to the recent information, he is in a relationship with famous social media stunner ‘Maya Jama’. It’s been three years since both of them started loving each other. They didn’t keep the relationship secret from media’s eye. The couple is likely to get married in the next few years.
How much is Stormzy's Net Worth?
The British rapper worked hard to achieve a prominent status among other famous rap artists. He struggled at the beginning of his career, but remained determined. After the launch of initial songs, he decided to entertain his fans by launching full-length studio albums. Today, he has become a well-known British singer and rapper. He owns a net worth totaled at $2 Million.