Stormzy 1993 – Present

Stormzy

 

Father – Not known
Mother – Abigail Owuo
Spouse – none
Children – none

1993 (26th July)
Stormzy was born Michael Ebenazer Omari Owuo Jr to Abigail Owuo in Croydon, London. He has two older sisters. Growing up he was known as Michael Omari.
2004 (around)
Michael began rapping. This often led him into conflict with older rappers.
2004 (September)
Michael attended Stanley Technical School, South Norwood, Croydon. During his time at the school he gained a reputation as a ‘naughty boy’.
2006 (around)
Michael decided to use the pseudonym Stormzy.
2009 (Summer)
Michael gained 12 GCSEs.
2009 (Autumn)
Michael began studying for A levels but was dissatisfied and misbehaved. He was excluded after piling chairs on top of another student.
2010 (around)
Stormzy took a job at Screwfix.
2011 (around)
Stormzy began an apprenticeship in engineering in Leamington Spa. However, he was not happy and wanted to make music so frequently took time off,
2012 (around)
Having stopped attending his work placement, Stormzy left Leamington Spa and moved back to Croydon with his mother.
2013 (20th March)
Stormzy released ‘168: The Mixtape’ as a free digital download.
2013 (21st November)
WickedSkengman 1 was released on YouTube.
2014 (4th February)
WickedSkengman 2 was released on YouTube.
2014 (20th June)
Having gained significant attention for his YouTube videos, Stormzy released the EP ‘Not That Deep’.
2014 (20th July)
Stormzy released the EP ‘Dreamers Disease’.
2014 (10th September)
WickedSkengman 3 was released on YouTube.
2014 (22nd October)
Stormzy was awarded Best Grime Act at the award ceremony for Music of Black Origin (MOBOs).
2014 (late October)
Although still unsigned to a recording label, Stormzy appeared on the show ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ where he performed ‘Not That Deep’ from his EP.
2014 (November)
Stormzy featured on the track ‘I’m Fine’ by Chip and Shalo.
2015 (during)
Stormzy began a relationship with presenter Maya Jama.
2015 (8th March)
The single ‘Know Me From’ was released. It reached number 49 in the UK charts.
2015 (1st May)
The freestyle video ‘Shut Up’ was released.
2015 (10th September)
‘WickedSkengman 4’ was released as a single with ‘Shut up’ as the B side. It reached number 18 in the UK charts.
2015 (30th October)
Stormzy and Lethal Bizzle released the single ‘Dude’. It reached number 49 in the UK charts.
2015 (12th December)
Stormzy performed his song ‘Shut Up’ as boxer Anthony Joshua walked to the ring. The song became popular and reached number 8 in the UK charts.
2016 (May)
Stormzy declared himself to be a supporter of the Labour Party and an admirer of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
2016 (2nd September)
The single ‘Scary’ was released.
2017 (3rd February)
The single ‘Big for Your Boots’ was released. It reached number 6 in the UK charts.
2017 (24th February)
The single ‘Cold’ was released. It reached number 21 in the UK charts.
2017 (24th February)
The debut album ‘Gang Signs and Prayer’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK charts.
2017 (26th May)
Stormzy featured on the single ‘Power’ by Little Mix. It reached number 6 in the UK charts.
2017 (21st June)
Stormzy was one of the Aritsts for Grenfell that released ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, a charity single, to raise money for victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. It reached number 1 in the UK charts.
2017 (29th August)
The single ‘Cigarettes and Cush’ featuring Lily Allen and Kehlani was released. It reached number 30 in the UK charts.
2017 (27th October)
The single ‘Blinded by Your Grace Pt 2’ featuring MNEK was released. It reached number 7 in the UK charts.
2018 (January)
Stormzy signed a record deal with Atlantic Records.
2018 (11th January)
Stormzy featured on the single ‘Let Me Down’ by Jorja Smith. It reached number 34 in the UK charts.
2018 (21st February)
Stormzy performed at the Brit Awards. In his freestyle rap he criticised Conservative Party leader Theresa May for a lack of action following the Grenfell Tower disaster.
2019 (25th April)
The single ‘Vossi Bop’ was released. It reached number 1 on the UK charts.
2019 (31st May)
Stormzy featured on the single ‘Shine Girl’ by MoStack. It reached number 13 in the UK charts.
2019 (21st June)
The single ‘Crown’ was released. It reached number 4 on the UK charts.
2019 (26th June)
Stormzy was the headline act on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival.
2019 (9th August)
Stormzy featured on the single ‘Take Me Back to London’ by Ed Sheeran. It reached number 1 in the UK charts.
2019 (6th September)
The single ‘Sounds of the Skeng’ was released. It reached number20 in the UK charts.
2019 (15th September)
The single ‘Wiley Flow’ was released. It reached number 22 on the UK charts.
2019 (late)
Stormzy’s relationship with presenter Maya Jama ended.
2019 (November)
In the run up to the UK General Election, Stormzy endorsed Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party.
2019 (22nd November)
The single ‘Own It’ featuring Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy was released. It reached number 1 in the UK charts.
2019 (11th December)
The single ‘Audacity’ was released. It reached number 6 in the UK charts.
2019 (13th December)
The album ‘Heavy is the Head’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK charts.
2020 (10th January)
The single ‘Still Disappointed’ was released. It reached number 21 in the UK charts.
2020 (March)
Stormzy announced the cancellation of tour dates in March and April due to the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid19).

 

Published Feb 26, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – Updated – Apr 4, 2020 @ 3:12 pm

Harvard Reference for this page::

Heather Y Wheeler. (2020). Stormzy 1993 – Present. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/stormzy. Last accessed April 9th, 2020