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Indie Grime Artist Stormzy Signs Deal With Atlantic

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Stormzy Signs Deal With Atlantic Records

UK Grime artist Stormzy has been able to rack up almost 5 million followers and hundreds of millions of streams as an independent rapper. But for the “next chapter” of his career the budding artist has signed a deal with Atlantic Records.

But it’s not just Stormzy that will be getting that major label treatment. It’s being reported by HypeBot that the deal is a joint development deal for Stormzy and his fellow #MERKY artists – #MERKY is Stormzy’s indie label, and the announcement came via Instagram.

According to HypeBot:

Ben Cook, President, Atlantic Records UK says, “We’ve been friends with Stormzy and Tobe for a while now, it’s been exciting to see the extraordinary impact Stormzy’s music has had and the iconic figure he has become. #MERKY are now key players, and we’re thrilled to join forces. Together we’re going to take Stormzy global, and fill the #MERKY roster with fresh new talent.”

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Stormzy’s “Shut Up” has passed 71 million plays on Spotify. It will be interesting to see what comes next from the artist and his label mates with the backing of a label like Atlantic.

 

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