Tinie Tempah has scrapped plans to release his second album this year in order to focus his attentions on America. The follow-up to Disc-Overy was originally set for release before Christmas, but his recent US success – Written In The Stars is at No 13 and climbing – has meant he has decided to put all his efforts into breaking the tough American market.
A source told the Daily Star: “Tinie has got the busiest schedule around, but you’ll never hear him moan. Even when he’s on a plane, he’s thinking of ideas for his next album, show or performance. As much as he wants to get new music out to his fans he doesn’t want to short-change them, so the album will now come out in 2012.”
The Brit Award winner releases Disc-Overy in the States on 17 May with three all-new tracks. Till I’m Gone was produced by Stargate and will be his second American single; Love Suicide, also produced by Stargate, features Esther Dean and So Addicted was produced by Boi 1Da and features Bei Maejor.
Tinie is currently touring the US as a support act for Lupe Fiasco, Usher, Nas and others. The Pass Out rapper is up for an Ivor Novello songwriting award for best contemporary song. The winners are announced on 19 May but due to his hectic US promo schedule, he is unlikely to attend the ceremony.