The first quarter of 2019 has proved to be career-defining for AJ Tracey. In February he released his debut album - a highly anticipated self-titled record that showcases the many sides of an artist who has become the ultimate musical polymath - charting at #3 and claiming the title of best selling independent album of the year to date.
He then set out on a mammoth 14-date UK headline tour, culminating in a sold-out performance at London’s legendary Brixton Academy, and is now gearing up to hit the festival circuit - with key performances scheduled at Wireless, Primavera, Reading & Leeds, Longitude and Glastonbury. “It’s kind of a whirlwind” admits AJ, “but I’m ready.”
AJ took the UK scene by storm in 2016, picking up two MOBO nominations and a whole host of industry accolades within months of his self-released debut EP, including selection as one to watch by MTV, Vevo and the BBC Sound Poll. 2017 saw him exceed those expectations, performing at nearly 150 shows worldwide, crashing into the UK album chart at #13 with no label backing, and rounding off the year with a huge 29-date European tour. He’s already appeared on tracks with Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliot, A$AP Rocky, Craig David, Denzel Curry, Rick Ross, Jme, Clams Casino, Lil B, Dave and more. To top it off, he’s built a close, unique relationship with his childhood football team Tottenham Hotspur, starring as the face of the club’s 2017/18 kit launch with Nike and writing the official campaign song.