For someone who's just 19, Chipmunk (AKA Jamaal Fyffe), has already achieved a lot - in 2008 he received a MOBO for Best Newcomer, and won Best Hip-Hop Act at the 2009 MOBOs, overcoming US megastars such as Jay-Z, Kanye West and Eminem. He has also received an Urban Music Award for Best Newcomer, and a nomination for Best Rapper at the American BET Awards, not to mention having racked up millions of plays across his MySpace and YouTube channels - and all before he’d even finished school!
He's not new to the scene...at the age of 15 Chip started producing and self-releasing mixtapes, buying CDs in bulk and selling them to his mates at school. For his final mixtape, League Of My Own, he came together with Alwayz Recordings, together they then went on to release the much talked about single Chip Diddy Chip, reaching number 21 in the UK charts.
More recently he's been working and touring with N-Dubz and featured on their album Uncle B. He also put his MC talents to DJ Ironik's top 5 single Tiny Dancer.
When his A-level exams were out of the way Chipmunk went on to have chart-topping success with a number 1 single 'Oopsy Daisy' and top 5 album, I AM Chipmunk. His next release, 'Look For Me', was released on 28th December.
Coming up this year, Chipmunk has been touring on his first headline tour during February, and he is currently making his second series of ChipTV. With a new single coming out in April 'Until You Were Gone' – there’s no chance of him slowing the pace.