The gig that shaped your story
Tinie, Raye, Ms Banks and Krept & Konan absolutely smashed it in the Apprentice Nation livestream!
Check out the highlights with Sian Anderson below and JOIN Apprentice Nation to get amazing career advice featuring these incredible artists.
Meet Tinie. This London born, global superstar has had 7 x #1 singles and 3 x #TOP TEN albums. More than any UK rapper in history.
His debut single ‘Pass Out’ went straight to #1 in the UK charts along with the album ‘Disc-overy’
Tinie started his career on the school playground, rapping to his mates at playtime and is well-known for his love of fashion, being named ‘Best Dressed Man’ at GQ’s Men of the Year Awards
He loves a collaboration and has had #1 singles with Jess Glynne and Katy B as well as a Top 5 hit with Zara Larsson. His latest feature is ‘More Life’ by Torren Foot also featuring L Devine
He recently reached 10 million streams in his single ‘Whoppa (feat. Sofia Reyes and Farina’ . Check it out in the Official Apprentice Nation Playlist
South London’s Raye has worked with the world’s biggest songwriters and producers including David Guetta, Diplo, Bloodpop and more.
She’s written songs for the likes of Beyonce, 6LACK, Miley Cyrus, Jax Jones, and Khalid amongst others
Even Stormzy’s been singing Raye’s praises saying ‘The future of our country’s music is in very safe hands’
Raye has now sold over 2.5 million singles in her career. If you think that’s a lot, as a songwriter, Raye has amassed over 1.2 BILLION streams across her repertoire!
Her latest single ‘Natalie Don’t’ can be heard in the official Apprentice Nation playlist on Spotify and YouTube so make sure you play it back.
Ms Banks has lots of musical influences from garage and pop to hip-hop and trap. She reckons it’s great that you don’t have to tweak your sound to fit in these days: ‘You can say what you want now and that’s dope.’
She’s from South East London and began writing songs when she was 11 years old. She honed her craft on London’s open-mic hip-hop scene and dropped her debut mixtape in 2014
Rap royalty, Nicki Minaj, is one of Ms Bank’s best friends – she even supported Nicki on tour last year. She’s also supported Cardi B on tour – making friends in all the right places
She’s been inspired by female rappers such as Estelle, Ms Dynamite, Lauryn Hill and Lil Kim
Ms Banks even collaborated with Tinie a few years ago. Glad to be bringing them back together again!
Krept & Konan
Krept & Konan made chart history in 2017 with the release of mixtapes 7 DAYS and 7 NIGHTS when they became the first act ever to have two mixtapes simultaneously enter the Top 10 of the Official UK Albums chart.
They have received numerous awards (including a BET Award and five MOBO Awards)
Krept & Konan have a huge live following. In addition to performing at multiple festivals (V, Wireless, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds), they have embarked on numerous sold-out UK & European headline tours, performing two back to back shows at Kentish Town Forum and a sold-out date at Alexandra Palace and kicking off their 2019/2020 UK & Ireland Revenge is Sweet Tour at London’s 02 Arena
Krept & Konan alongside Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Target front BBC Docuseries, The Rap Game UK, a competition series looking for the next big British rap star, which was nominated for a NTA, Bafta and won an MVSA award.
You can hear their biggest singles including ‘G Love’ in the official Apprentice Nation playlist on Spotify and YouTube.
Sian Anderson will be the host of the Apprentice Nation livestream. We can’t wait to welcome her back after presenting the Manchester show in 2019.
At age 29, Sian Anderson is an ambassador for Grime music, a DJ and presenter on BBC Radio 1xtra. From a young age, Sian had a love for music, especially Grime music. She even considered being a Grime MC herself at one point to fill the gap in the market.
She much prefers to help get things moving and watch artists develop over time. This attitude is reflected in the projects she has created and worked on for young people in the last few years.