With the tracks of her breakthrough EP getting 68 million listens on Spotify and the accolades of BBC Sound of 2018, MTV's Brand New for 2018, NME Best New Artist and Apple's Up Next artist, it's clear that Sigrid is set for superstardom. Next up is the man who put the maths into Grime with the line ‘Two plus two is four Minus one that's three, quick maths' is no other than global viral sensation Big Shaq!
Having scored her first big record deal with Island Records last summer, Sigrid's anthemic breakthrough single 'Don't Kill My Vibe's rousing vocal and synth-pop melody led Billboard to dub it 'essential pop music' while the Guardian suggested that her Glastonbury performance last year could see her headlining the festival in years to come, dubbing her 'The new Lorde'.
It's been quite a year from the quiet Norwegian with the powerful, aerobic voice. Such was the success of 'Don't Kill My Vibe' that she was invited to record Leonard Cohen's 'Everybody Knows' for the soundtrack to superhero film Justice League. Her own follow up single, Strangers, has racked up 24 million YouTube views, eclipsing her first single and securing her place as a serious artist on the rise.
After a tidal wave of support for their first four act announcements, Weekender organisers couldn't be any more hyped about this one! Next up is the man who put the maths into Grime with the line ‘Two plus two is four Minus one that's three, quick maths' is no other than global viral sensation Big Shaq. The alter-ego of comedian Michael Dapaah, Big Shaq made his first major public appearance on Charlie Sloth's 'Fire In The Booth' on Radio 1 last year. Debuting his huge freestyle 'Man's Not Hot!' which went global overnight. What happened next nobody could have anticipated. Big Shaq instantly became one of the most talked about acts on the planet receiving support from musical royalty such as Drake, DJ Khaled, Stormzy and more all getting behind the UK's newest grime star.
250 million Youtube views later and Man's Not Hot is firmly cemented as one of the biggest viral videos of the year. This unparalleled success resulted in Big Shaq being signed by the legendary Island Records who released his infamous freestyle, which entered the chart at No 3 in it's first week. Big Shaq is now one of the most in-demand acts in the UK and the U.S, becoming one of the most recognisable new faces in the worlds of both music and comedy and in September, Big Shaq will be joining us in Jersey. You will definitely be hearing a lot more from this guy over the next few months.