From Soundcloud to primetime TV, Loyle Carner has captured the imagination of British music with endless sincerity and unabashed openness. Since his first musical statement on 2014 EP A Little Late to the new Mercury Prize nominated album hugo, the South London MC has displayed immense emotional intelligence and lyrical wizardry as one of modern UK hip-hop’s most distinctive voices, tackling his personal politics, his family, masculinity, pain and more. Resultantly, he has taken his music to the world and back, scoring two albums that have cracked the top five of the Official Albums Chart, multiple nominations for the prestigious Mercury Prize and BRIT Awards and won an NME Award.
On the live stage, Carner has performed at Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Latitude, Primavera, Montreux Jazz, Parklife and countless more festivals, additionally fronting multiple sell-out headline UK & EU tours, gracing the stages of historic venues such as London’s Alexandra Palace, Wembley Arena, Hammersmith Apollo and O2 Academy Brixton. Meanwhile, he has showcased his magnetic personality on TV shows such as Later With Jools Holland and The Graham Norton Show. With over 790 million global streams – 338 million from the UK – over 657,000 album sales, more than 40 million YouTube views and over 800,000 social media followers, Loyle Carner continues to stake his claim as one of the most accomplished British rappers in history.