Today, (2nd of September 2019), British rap star and chart-topper, AJ Tracey, announces his biggest headline show to date at the iconic Alexandra Palace, London 9th November 2019, you can apply for tickets here. Known for his high-production, awe-inspiring live performances, the news comes off the back of an incredible summer for the West London artist. A series of landmark festival appearances, including main-stage slots at Reading & Leeds playing to over 80,000 punters, coincided with his latest single “Ladbroke Grove” emerging as the bonafide, inescapable sound of summer 2019.
AJ’s self-titled debut album (February 8th 2019) shot to #3 in the UK charts, and is currently ranked the top-selling independent debut of the year. After a mammoth 27-date European tour, including a sold-out headline show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, AJ shared “Ladbroke Grove” – a chart-smashing dose of UK Garage with a modern twist – produced by Conducta and featuring a sample from another UK star, Jorja Smith. “Ladbroke Grove” is currently the top selling independent single of 2019, and is due to become AJ’s second Platinum single, alongside 2018’s “Butterflies”.
At just 25-years-old, nothing could have prepared AJ Tracey for his meteoric rise. The London-born artist has continuously pushed the boundaries of UK rap throughout his self-built journey. Having released music since 2011, the Ladbroke Grove rapper saw a pivotal moment in 2016’s collaboration with Dave titled “Thiago Silva.” A year and a few singles later, AJ released his Secure The Bag! EP, which saw him catapulted into the UK official chart Top 20. With a transatlantic nod of approval, AJ even appeared on tracks alongside Missy Elliott, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross and more. AJ’s 2018 summer single “Butterflies” ft. Not3s, saw him spend an incredible eight weeks in the UK Official top 20, and six weeks on the Radio 1 A-list (with over 85 million streams to date.)