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Kwabena Sarkodee Adjepong better known by his stage name Kwabs born 24 April 1990 is a British singer and songwriter He is best known for his international hit, "Walk"

Contents

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
    • 21 2011–12: Beginnings
    • 22 2014–present: Love + War
  • 3 In popular culture
  • 4 Discography
    • 41 Studio albums
    • 42 Extended plays
    • 43 Singles
    • 44 As featured artist
    • 45 Music videos
  • 5 References
    • 51 Notes
    • 52 Sources

Early life

Born in London, Kwabena Adjepong was raised in Bermondsey, South London Borough of Southwark to Ghanaian parents At The Charter School his music teacher Xanthe Sarr, and manager of the Southwark Youth Orchestra, introduced him to the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Accepted in the programme, Kwabs became the lead singer of the orchestra for four years He also studied jazz at the Royal Academy of Music

Career

2011–12: Beginnings

In 2011, Kwabs was in the BBC TV show Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment of drum-and-bass musician Goldie, a UK nationwide platform to search for young talented musicians, and one of twelve artists chosen to create some musical pieces for a special performance at Buckingham Palace This culminated in Kwabs appearing in a 2011 presentation, performing a rendition of "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" In 2012, he released cover versions of "Like a Star" by Corinne Bailey Rae and "The Wilhelm Scream" by James Blake The Kwabs version went viral on YouTube He signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records collaborating with a number of artists for his debut EP Wrong or Right with critical acclaim

2014–present: Love + War

The subsequent EPs Pray for Love and Walk EP have a more pop-oriented sound, with Walk EP containing the hit single "Walk," his best known release, launched on 5 October 2014 on Atlantic Records It was a minor hit in the United Kingdom reaching number 71, but became hugely popular in Germany, Austria and Switzerland It was also number one on the iTunes Music charts In April 2015 he released the single "Perfect Ruin" and on 11 September 2015 he released his debut studio album Love & War

In popular culture

  • "Saved" was used in a number of promotional trailers for the second series of the BBC's The Musketeers
  • "Walk" was used in the soundtrack of EA Sports video game FIFA 15, along with promotional trailers for the BBC's coverage of the 2015 general election It was also used in an ad for the WeAreUs August 2015 ad for Boohoocom

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak positions
UK
AUT
BEL Fl
GER
HUN
NL
SWI
Love & War
  • Released: 11 September 2015
  • Label: Atlantic Records UK
  • Format: Digital download, CD
26 44 39 26 24 23 12

Extended plays

Title Details Notes
Wrong or Right
  • Released: 4 February 2014
  • Label: Atlantic Records UK
  • Format: Digital download
Pray for Love
  • Released: 19 May 2014
  • Label: Atlantic Records UK
  • Format: Digital download
Walk
  • Released: 3 October 2014
  • Label: Atlantic Records UK
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

Year Title Peak positions Certifications Album
UK
AUT
BEL Fl
BEL Wa
GER
NL
NOR
SWI
2014 "Walk" 71 3 53 59 1 98 12 4
  • IFPI AUT: Gold
  • BVMI: Platinum
  • IFPI SWI: Gold
Love + War
Year Title Peak positions Album
UK
AUS
FRA
2015 "Willing and Able"
Disclosure featuring Kwabs
70 78 116 Caracal

Music videos

Year Title
2014 "Wrong or Right"
"Pray for Love"
"Walk"
2015 "Perfect Ruin"
"Fight for Love"
"My Own"
"Cheating on Me"

References

Notes

A ^ Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts For Ultratip peaks, added 50 positions to arrive at an equivalent Ultratop position

Sources

  1. ^ https://wwwallmusiccom/artist/kwabs-mn0003208759/biography
  2. ^ https://wwwtheguardiancom/music/2014/feb/04/new-band-of-day-kwabs
  3. ^ a b Lucy Brisbane 12 September 2014 "Interview with Southwark singer Kwabs: 'I always knew I deserved better'" London Evening Standard Retrieved 12 December 2014 
  4. ^ Spexde: Kwabs: Soul, reloaded in German
  5. ^ Charlotte Krol 29 September 2014 "Kwabs – New Music This London talent has a voice that could shake the earth" The Daily Telegraph Retrieved 12 December 2014 
  6. ^ a b c "Kwabs UK Charts" Official Charts Company 
  7. ^ a b Hung, Steffen "Discographie Kwabs" Austrian Charts Portal Hung Medien Steffen Hung 
  8. ^ a b Hung, Steffen "Discografie Kwabs" Belgium Flanders Charts Portal Hung Medien Steffen Hung 
  9. ^ a b Hung, Steffen "Discographie Kwabs" German Charts Portal Hung Medien Steffen Hung 
  10. ^ "Kwabs" Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége Archived from the original on 20 August 2013 
  11. ^ a b Hung, Steffen "Discografie Kwabs" Dutch Charts Portal Hung Medien Steffen Hung 
  12. ^ a b Hung, Steffen "Discographie Kwabs" Swiss Charts Portal Hung Medien Steffen Hung 
  13. ^ Hung, Steffen "Discographie Kwabs" Belgium Wallonia Charts Portal Hung Medien Steffen Hung 
  14. ^ Hung, Steffen "Discography Kwabs" Norwegian Charts Portal Hung Medien Steffen Hung 
  15. ^ "Gold & Platin" Archived from the original on 1 July 2013 Retrieved 22 August 2015 
  16. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank" Archived from the original on 27 June 2015 Retrieved 22 August 2015 
  17. ^ "Awards 2015" Retrieved 22 August 2015 
  18. ^ "Delta Goodrem's 'Wings' Spends Second Week on Top of Australian Chart" Noise11com 
  19. ^ Hung, Steffen "Discographie Kwabs" French Charts Portal Hung Medien Steffen Hung 


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