Stormzy is one UK’s most inspiring and influential cultural figures. Known for evolving the underground musical landscape, as well as being a true spokesman of black empowerment and social activism, his latest album ‘Heavy Is The Head’ became his second consecutive No.1 album in the UK Official Charts and has since achieved 1 billion global streams.
In July 2018, Stormzy announced #Merky Books, an imprint within Penguin Random House UK, dedicated to publishing the best new fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and in August 2018 he announced ‘The Stormzy Scholarship’, an annual studentship to fund two black British students to go to the University of Cambridge. In addition, earlier this year Stormzy announced that he will pledge 10 million pounds, over 10 years, to organisations, charities and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment within the UK.
Building momentum with impassioned support from his devoted fan base, Stormzy is now the proud possessor of over 40 awards. The Croydon-born MC has also broken records in the live sphere and last year became the first British rapper to ever headline Glastonbury Festival, one of the world’s biggest music festivals.*