Stormzy

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Are bands dead? How solo stars took over the charts
Pop was once all about four guys and their instruments. Now that gang mentality has been blown away by tech-savvy individuals

James Tapper

29, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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One to watch: Debbie
The London soul singer and Stormzy collaborator took a degree in finance in case the music didn’t work out. She needn’t have worried…

Kadish Morris

14, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Brit awards 2023: Wet Leg and Harry Styles lead male-dominated nominations
In the second year of non-gendered categories, the five nominees for artist of the year are entirely male

Laura Snapes

12, Jan, 2023 @4:30 PM

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Stormzy: This Is What I Mean review – intimate, downbeat soul-baring
‘Big Michael’ confronts his heartbreaks and vulnerabilities head-on, while showcasing a host of guest vocalists and beatmakers

Kitty Empire

04, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Mistletoe and grime: Stormzy beats Cliff Richard’s Christmas album to No 1
This Is What I Mean surges past Christmas With Cliff to clinch London rapper’s third successive chart-topper

Shaad D'Souza

02, Dec, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Cliff Richard and Stormzy compete for No 1 in UK albums chart
Richard’s first Christmas album in nearly two decades currently behind Stormzy’s This Is What I Mean

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

29, Nov, 2022 @4:09 PM

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From Matilda to Stormzy: a complete guide to this week’s entertainment
A musical update of a beloved classic or a comeback from a mighty rap king? Whatever you fancy, our critics have you covered for the next seven days

26, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Stormzy: This Is What I Mean review – haunted by heartbreak on his most personal album yet
The rapper is still capable of lyrical swagger, political insight and hugely entertaining flexes but his third LP is a musically subtle trawl through his romantic regrets

Alexis Petridis

25, Nov, 2022 @2:35 PM

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‘Not just another album’: Stormzy’s third act takes anticipation to fever pitch
He took grime to the top of the charts with a masterful mix of ferocity and vulnerability. But can his long-awaited new album live up to its billing?

Safi Bugel

18, Nov, 2022 @2:54 PM

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Rapper AJ Tracey launches fund to help Black students at Oxford University
The west London musician has followed in the footsteps of fellow artist Stormzy – but is braced for a negative response from some

Shanti Das

16, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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BBC to air ‘escapism’ and ‘resilience’ shows during cost of living crisis
New David Attenborough series and advice shows among programmes scheduled to help viewers through ‘tough times’

Tara Conlan

28, Sep, 2022 @11:01 PM

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