” Vossi Bop ” is by Stormzy (Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr.), the British rapper.
Stormzy was born on the 26th of July 1993 in Croydon, South London, England. In 2014 and 2015, the artist won a prestigious MOBO award for Best Grime Act.
In addition to his music, Stormzy is also a successful author. He published his book, co-written with Jude Yawson, Rise Up: The Story So Far, apart self-help and business guide.
The Grime single was released on the 25th of April 2019 under the record labels #Merky ( owned by Stormzy ) and Atlantic.
” Vossi Bop ” was produced by Chris Andoh, the London based record producer.
It is the first major release since the rapper’s 2017 UK chart-topping album Gang Signs & Prayer, which spent one week at Number One and seventy weeks in the Top 100.
The album was the first time in UK chart history that a Grime record had topped the chart there.
The single comes from a viral dance that was created back in 2015 by Twitter user @NL_Vossi, where a person leans forward and moves to the beat of the song they are listening to.
Stormzy said in an interview that the dance, which inspired the song “embodies everything that I’m about. The confidence, the humor, the style, the flair, the anarchy, the chaos, just the vibe. ”
The accompanying music video was directed by Henry Scholfield, the British, self-taught music video and advertising director.
His career path began with street style music videos for the Grime genre. Henry Scholfield has worked with a variety of recording artists including Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Foxes, Will Young and Professor Green.
He has also produced videos for international charity organisations like Amnesty International and the Red Cross as well as known brands like Bacardi, Barclaycard and Google.
The video was filmed in several of London’s most famous locations including; Westminster Bridge, Silvertown Square and the Bank of England.
Idris Elba, the award-winning British actor, makes a cameo appearance.
” Vossi Bop ” has become a commercial success for Stormzy. In the United Kingdom, the single entered the UK Singles Chart at the top. The achievement has given Stormzy his first UK Number One single.
It has also charted inside the Top Ten in Ireland, Sweden and New Zealand.
At the time of writing, the single has reached number fifty-nine in Australia, thirty-eight in Belgium ( Flanders ) and fourteen in Scotland.
( Chart positions are approx, the song may move up or down on the chart )
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
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