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Mobo Awards controversy


The Mobo Awards appeared to be a successful event, it was a proud moment for the UK, watching the opening performance by Tinchy Stryder (with a feature from Ndubz’s Dappy), another by Chipmunk and DJ Ironik, JLS and Ndubz, you could sense the atmosphere, the british acts were claiming their position, however, even though JLS won (two), Chipmunk returned to win another, Ndubz won two awards, I was dissapointed that Sean Paul won best Reggae Artist when there were more deserving acts nominated, Bashy and Master Shortie were the two unsigned acts and I felt it would be a big acheivement for them if they won, especially Bashy as he has come a long way since his early grime mixtape days. The biggest controversy however, was the fact that Tinchy Stryder and Dizzee Rascal did not win, based on a voting system it was strange and surprising that despite the success of the UK artists, two time Number 1 charting, Tinchy Stryder who also had the Number 2 album in the country did not win, nor did three time Number 1 charting (in a row) Dizzee Rascal.

Keri Hilson who was co-presenting won as well as Beyonce, I wish I was there, I would have done a ‘Kanye’ and made my point clear, maybe next time.

I think we have taken a big step, we expected or felt that we deserved more for the clear domination that we have had on the charts this year, I was even more so annoyed that Taio Cruz came on to support Keri Hilson and sung Ne-Yo’s part for her single Knock Me Down (when he is a talented writer himself), again, maybe this is a smaller step than we thought and as long as we continue making good music and remaining consistent with our chart domination then we will scale further heights, still you cannot help but to feel for Tinchy Stryder who really deserved some recognition for his acheivements.

Until next years awards..

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Chipmunk – Oopsy Daisy

Chip Diddy Chip has come a long way in a short space of time and this single will take him even further.

After the success of his Top 10 single Diamond Rings and featuring on DJ Ironik – Tiny Dancer (Which reached Number 3 in the national charts), Chipmunk looks set to add another chart topper to his list with Oopsy Daisy, a far more commercial sounding record, it will no doubt help him gain an even larger fanbase. The song, which is evidently aimed at his growing female audience, whilst being relative for his male fans, is mellow and soulful, it has feeling, the female’s vocals take a strong lead, more than in his previous single, not to be seen as a negative as Chipmunk’s verses have presence and really portrays a more humble and sensetive side to Chipmunk, this adds emotion and will help it stand out among other releases.

Taken from his debut album I AM Chipmunk (to be released in October), Oopsy Daisy is a light-hearted and touching track, one that will appeal to many people (not just his own fanbase), it actually is such a warm and heartfelt track that you cannot critisize it as the formula works really well, Chipmunk’s lyrics are youthfully relevant and really holds the song together well. A number one record for Chipmunk has always been expected, Oopsy Daisy might just be his first.

Fáris Rating:
8/10

Chipmunk Is Fired Up To Top The Charts

Chipmunk Is Fired Up To Top The Charts

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Chipmunk signs to Major Label

UK’s own Mr Munk, better known as Chipmunk has announced that he has signed to major label Sony (Columbia) records.

The move has come whilst much anticipation for the release of his debut ‘I Am Chipmunk‘ continues, the Mobo Award winner has been risen from a little known emcee to one of the urban scenes (if not the country’s) biggest charting prospect, having already gained an overseas fanbase with releases such as Muhammad Ali, Beast (featuring Loick Essien) and Chip Diddy Chip, as well as reaching Number 3 in the charts with DJ Ironik on their Elton John collaboration ‘Tiny Dancer’.

Congratulations to Chipmunk himself and Always Recording who are now the second to reach major label status after Number 1 charting Tinchy Stryder inked his Star In The Hood imprint with Universal records.

The urban scene is rising and it is amazing to see, I can only see it rising further and look forward to seeing more success for our talent in the near future.

Chipmunk after winning Best Newcomer at the Mobo Awards

Chipmunk after winning 'Best Newcomer' at the Mobo Awards

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