Mass crowd turn out as Number One man previews debut album


Tinie Tempah had the crowd spilling out of the Nissan Juke Arena as he performed tracks from his debut album at V Festival this afternoon (August 21).

The British rapper had walls of fans watching from outside the giant big top tent as he performed at the Chelmsford of this year’s event.

Tempah promised “some old skool stuff” in his set along with some new cuts from ‘Disc-Overy’, which is out on October 4.

The star included new song ‘Invisible’, rapping along to Kelly Rowlands‘ vocal parts, which were on tape.

Later thanking everyone watching for his “best year ever”, Tempah played his next single ‘Written In The Stars’, which is released next month.

Tempah followed that with former Number One ‘Pass Out’, though he cheekily paused the song because he didn’t feel the crowd were singing along loud enough, before getting the desired volume to finish his set.

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