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Henry J KamaraStormzy.The record-breaking, platinum selling artists signed with CAA.
Creative Artist Agency today announced the signing of UK star MC Stormzy. The agency will represent the platinum-selling artists in all areas worldwide.
Stormzy made his official debut in 2014 with the EP Dreamer’s Disease. His first album, Gang Signs & Prayer, was released in 2017, earning him a British record for the most first-week streams for a number-one album in UK chart history, with 13.9 million streams – surpassing the previous record set by Drake’s Views.
Gang Signs & Prayer came with three platinum singles in the same year, followed by two BRIT Awards in 2018: for British Album of the Year and Male Solo Artist of the Year. He won Best Male Solo Artist again in 2020.
Jim Dyson/RedfernsStormzy accepts the Best Male Solo Artist award from Ronnie Wood during The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena London, Feb. 18, 2020.It was the second time in his career that Stormzy won this coveted BRITs category.
Stormzy’s released his second studio album, Heavy Is the Head, in December 2019 and, again, hit the top spot on the official UK Album Chart, while garnering more than one billion streams worldwide to date.
Heavy Is the Head was also nominated for the 2020 Mercury Prize.
CAA announced, it will also represent Stormzy’s company #Merky, which includes his publishing imprint, #MerkyBooks, and the Merky Foundation, his non-profit which recently donated £500,000 ($694,000) to fund educational scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In August 2018 he announced “The Stormzy Scholarship,” an annual studentship to fund two black British students to go to the University of Cambridge.
Additionally, in June last year, he announced that he will pledge £10 million ($13.8 million) over ten years, to organizations, charities, and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform, and Black empowerment within the UK.