Rap and Hip-Hop
North-west London's No.1 rapper
Raised on the Church Road estate in north-west London's Harlesden, Nines initially drew inspiration from grime pioneers such as So Solid Crew and Pay As U Go, before being introduced to the music of stateside rappers such as Nas and 50 Cent. Part of CRS (Church Road Soldiers) by the age of 21, Nines decided to go it alone, garnering further attention with the release of 2012's Church Road To Hollywood mixtape. A year later, he secured the Radio 1Xtra's People's Choice award, and was nominated for the Best New Hip-Hop MOBO Award.
Nines' Gone Til November mixtape followed shortly thereafter, as did Loyal To The Soil and 2015's One Foot In. Signing to XL Recordings off the back of the releases and millions of YouTube views, he released his debut album in 2017, featuring high-profile guest appearances by the likes of Akala and J Hus. Having forged a strong fanbase both around north London and further afield, One Foot Out saw Nines reach No.4 on the official UK album chart.
Just over a year later, Nines unveiled his second studio album Crop Circle, teaming up with Mercury Prize winner Dave, Ray BLK, Haile and more. The album featured the single I See You Shining, the first of his tracks to reach the official UK top 40. In September 2020 he cemented his success by reaching No.1 on the UK album chart with his third studio album, Crabs In A Bucket, released through his new home on Warner Records. Continuing his trend of collaborating with some of the UK's most exciting talent, Nines worked with the likes of Headie One, NSG and Skrapz.
To mark the album's release, Nines also announced a headline tour for May 2021, including a show at London's iconic O2 Academy Brixton.
Nines announced a headline UK tour for May 2021.
Nines has announced UK headline shows in the following towns and cities:
Tickets for Nines' 2021 headline run are on sale now.