The award has launched many urban stars on the road to success, including Dizzee Rascal (2003 winner), Kano (2004 winner), Sway (2005 winner) and Soundbwoy (2006 winner). Mr Midas, a modern day dancehall act, came to the music scene’s attention when he appeared in T4’s popular show ‘Musicool’. As one of the most popular artists on the show, Mr. Midas’ fan base is going from strength to strength.
Mr.Midas will be doing a series of one-off appearances in Foot Locker across the UK to celebrate his success. For your chance to meet the emerging star and hear an exclusive acapella performance, get down to:
- Foot Locker Oxford Street – Saturday 10 November 3-4pm
- Foot Locker Manchester – Saturday 17 November
- Foot Locker Birmingham Bullring – Saturday 24 November
To celebrate the sponsorship of the UMA Best Newcomer Award, Foot Locker also launched a search for the people’s choice of Best Newcomer sneaker of 2007. Votes were collected both online at www.footlocker.eu and in-store at Foot Locker and the undisputed winner for 2007 is the Adidas Superstar sneaker. Runners up included the Puma Yo MTV Rap Doug E Fresh, Nike Tuned 1 Camo, Nike X-rod and Adidas End to End Scien sneaker.