Artist: MNEK

MNEK

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A precociously talented individual, MNEK started making songs when he was just 9-years-old, before signing his first publishing deal five years later. Able to deconstruct and re-build pop, R&B and dance in a way most mere mortals can’t, his songwriting, production and vocal skills have been sought out by everyone from Dua Lipa (IDGAF) to MØ (Final Song); Duke Dumont (Need U (100%)) to Little Mix (Touch) and Madonna (Living For Love). In 2016 Beyoncé also used his services as songwriter as MNEK co-wrote ‘Hold Up’ for her album ‘LEMONADE’.

No stranger to chart success, MNEK’s collaboration with Zara Larsson, the multi-platinum ‘Never Forget You’ stormed the charts and has accumulated over 500 million streams, with his co-write on Oliver Heldens’ ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’ reaching number 1 and a Gorgon City collaboration, ‘Ready For Your Love’ (which he co-wrote and sang) crashing straight into the top 5, along with featuring on Stormzy’s hit single ‘Blinded By Your Grace Pt 2’. Not only that but he’s also been working with the crop of UK talent, producing for and co-writing with Anne-Marie, RAYE, Tinie Tempah and many others.

But his talents don’t just stop at creating musical mastery for other people. Versatile enough to play about with deep house one minute, pure pop the next and R&B bangers as and when he feels like it, MNEK’s also primed to properly take over as a solo artist with the release of his debut album in 2018. With an artistic vision for the album already in place, he’s also ventured out into the live arena, playing a myriad of summer festivals and three sold-out shows in London.