The BBC will broadcast a series of programs celebrating “cultural icon” Stormzy.
The British dust star will sit down with DJ Trevor Nelson and perform live at Abbey Road Studios for A Stormzy Special to be broadcast on BBC One on Tuesday 15 November.
The 45-minute TV special will see the 29-year-old, whose real name is Michael Omari, candidly chat about the making of his third album, his popularity and growth. both personally and professionally, the BBC reports.
Radio 2 DJ Nelson said: “I first interviewed Stormzy in 2014 for his debut Live Lounge at 1Xtra and I haven’t interviewed him since.
“When I met him, he was the most popular new MC in the UK and now he has become a cultural icon. I really look forward to hosting this show and being able to chat with him again. “
Stormzy will also perform three songs from his much-anticipated new album This Is What I Mean, along with two songs from his impressive comeback catalog.
Meanwhile, BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and 1Xtra will celebrate the singer-songwriter’s music and his relationship with each station.
Breakfast with Greg James on November 15 will see an exclusive worldwide premiere of Stormzy’s new track Holy Spirit, while The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show and 1Xtra Breakfast with Nadia Jae will perform the songs. The performance was recorded exclusively for the BBC.
Radio 1’s Future Sounds With Clara Amfo will also feature an interview with Stormzy, as well as five tracks performed at Abbey Road.
Amfo said: “It was great to have this special conversation with Stormzy for Future Sounds, his artistic development was a joy to watch but more importantly to listen to.
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“Consistently honest, funny and charming, I am excited for our listeners to learn about this new part of his career journey.”
Stormzy’s new album comes three years after his last album, Heavy Is The Head, and after the release of his hit single Mel Made Me Do It last month.
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