Ebury Press announces the acquisition of a book by Tinie Tempah for autumn 2011.
Entitled TINIE TEMPAH: MY STORY SO FAR, the book will tell the story of Tinie's rollercoaster ride over the past 18 months - from Number 1 singles and albums, to MOBOs, Brit Awards, Ivor Novellos and his recent Mercury nomination. Tinie will also be sharing some of his most personal pictures and memories from the last 22 years of his life.
Tinie Tempah said: "I'm really excited about the book because the last few months have been a colossal time for me. I feel like, based on my efforts and the efforts of Disturbing London, we've been able to do something that hasn't been done before, in the sense of taking British rap beyond the UK to an international audience on a global level. I really wanted to tell my story of how I did it, the highs and the lows, the false starts, the people I've met along the way, the artists that have inspired me and the sheer determination that it's taken for me to accomplish some of the incredible achievements that I've been fortunate to experience over the last 18 months or so. I feel like now is the right time to do that, as I go into my Arena tour and as I begin work on my second album. I feel that now is a great time to tell my story and share this journey with my fans."
Ebury Commissioning Editor Kelly Ellis commented, "Tinie Tempah is one of the biggest success stories of British music in recent times. In the last 18 months, he has achieved more than most artists achieve in a lifetime. And it's all down to hard work and passion; something that everyone at Ebury absolutely loves him for. He has put the same breathtaking energy into his book.
"Jam-packed full of exclusive photos and his most intimate thoughts, it will be a unique insight into just how crazy his world has become. From stories about sneaking out of his bedroom window as a kid to perform in clubs to hanging out with the likes of Prince William, Tinie has done everything he can to capture the truly amazing adventure he has had. For his adoring fans, this book really will make Christmas a very special one."