Tinie Tempah says his next album may be his last because the format is dead

UK hip-hop artist echoes the comments of Radio 1 boss George Ergatoudis that the format is becoming defunct

Tinie Tempah has echoed Radio 1 boss George Ergatoudis’ claim that the album is approaching extinction, claiming that his next album will most likely be his last.

Tempah states that he is most likely to release music in a playlist format after the release of his third LP. The comments come off the back of Radio 1’s Head of Music Ergatoudis saying “albums are edging closer to extinction” earlier this week.

”This is a Spotify/iTunes/shuffle generation,” Tinie Tempah told The Sun. ”I don’t think people really listen to albums completely from track one to twelve. People now curate their own playlists, so I think it’s clever to beat them to it and say, ‘Here it is, done for you.’

”A third album will emerge some time, but I think another after that is uncertain,” he added.

Tinie Tempah performs at Wireless Festival in London and Birmingham this weekend. He will appear on a line-up which also includes Kanye West, Pharrell, Angel Haze and Iggy Azalea. The festival takes place across the next three days (July 4-6).