Fast becoming one of the breakthrough artists of the year, Chipmunk releases his hot-like-fire new single, ‘Diamond Rings’ today through Columbia Records. The single is the follow up to ‘Chip Diddy Chip’ which smashed its way into the charts at the start of the year. The ‘Chip Diddy Chip’ video has been played over 1.6 millions times on You Tube and counting.
Chipmunk also hit the top three in the charts last month as a featured artist on Ironik’s single ‘Tiny Dancer’. Having been tipped by everyone from Radio One to GQ over the last six months, Chipmunk has finally become a bona fide superstar. Chipmunk’s new single is set to see him go supernova. ‘Diamond Rings’ is the perfect song for summer; a ska-influenced beat and an infectious chorus courtesy of newcomer Emeli Sande, together with Chipmunk’s clever wordplay makes this another winner.
18 year old Chipmunk, who is currently revising for his A-Levels, is putting the finishing touches to his debut album ‘I Am…’ due for release at the end of summer. It is already one of the most feverishly anticipated debuts this year. The Guardian called him the, “wunderkid of British urban music”.
Chipmunk has been hitting the festival circuit this summer. So far he has played shows at Glastonbury [26th June] and Wireless [5th July] to Love Music, Hate Racism [30th May] and is still to play Relentless Nass, an action sports and music festival [10th July].