London-born rapper Tinie Tempah is taking the U.S. by storm, and things are about to get ultra-hot with the U.S. release of his album Disc-Overy on May 17. That same day, he's playing a special set for Live on Letterman, and we want to send you to the show!
Already a double BRIT Award-winning U.K. superstar with 2010's top-selling debut album by a British artist, the charismatic 22-year-old artist is already enjoying a number-one debut in his homeland with Disc-Overy, as well as four Top Five singles, including two number ones. He's currently closing in on double platinum sales status.
The long-hyped breakthrough in America has arrived, where his infectious, message-driven single "Written in the Stars" was recently hailed by Entertainment Weekly as one of the "next big hits of 2011." In short, Tinie Tempah is on his way to becoming the first British rapper to achieve major stardom in the U.S.
Disc-Overy's U.S. release won't just be a late-game repackaging of the UK drop – the album will reach American listeners with the addition of three all-new tracks recorded in the U.S. earlier this year with producers Stargate (Wiz Khalifa, Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Ne-Yo) and Boi 1Da (Eminem, Drake).
Also, having made his U.S. television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live in February, Tinie will return to the airwaves with appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman on May 17 and on Conan on May 26. Also on May 17, he'll be featured in a Live on Letterman interactive webcast concert.
So that really leaves only one question: Wanna go?
We've got a pair of tickets to Tinie's special Live on Letterman show on May 17, and one lucky winner will have prime positioning to rock with the Tempah! To win, just follow CraveMusic on Twitter and tell us what your favorite Tinie Tempah song is! We're looking for *real* fans this time, so tell your favorite Tinie maniac!
Keep up with Late Show with David Letterman guests and updates at Live On Letterman.
And of course, keep an eye on Tinie Tempah at his official site.
TICKET PICKUP INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL FANS:
Please note: there is NO WILL CALL for this performance at the Ed Sullivan theatre. Ticket pickup and performance venue are TWO DIFFERENT VENUES!
Tickets must be picked up between 2:00pm-6:30pm on the day of show at this location:
CBS Broadcast Center Building
524 West 57th Street (btwn 10th and 11th Ave.)
New York, NY 10019
Ticket window will be open between 2:00pm-6:30pm on Tuesday 5/17.
When you arrive at the pickup location please look for the sign that says " TINIE TEMPAH – LIVE ON LETTERMAN TICKETS"
Please remember your photo ID as it is required to pick up tickets. Tickets are non-transferable. Unfortunately, no exceptions will be made to this policy.
You must be 18+ to attend