WME has signed UK musician/singer/songwriter/rapper Stormzy in all areas. He will continue to be represented by Tobe Onwuka, the co-founder of #Merky.
Back in 2019, Stormzy became the first Black British artist to headline Glostonbury. Both of his studio albums, Gang Signs & Prayer (2017) and Heavy Is The Head (2019) topped the UK album chart at No. 1.
On March 27, 28 and 29, Stormzy performed three nights at The O2 in London, selling a total of 49,320 tickets and grossing $2.9 million, according to reports submitted to Pollstar’s Boxoffice. His two shows at Dublin’s 3Arena on April 1 and 2 sold a total 23,004 tickets, grossing $1.4 million. His show at The OVO Hydro in Glasgow on April 4 also nearly sold out, selling 13,239 tickets and grossing $727,195.
2020 saw Stormzy starting his charity, #Merky Foundation, which pledged £10 million over 10 years to organizations and charities committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform, and Black empowerment. He received an honorary degree from the University of Exeter for his “outstanding achievement in the field of higher education, philanthropy and widening participation” last week.