MNEK

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MNEK
MNEK Glatsonbury Festival 2014 by neal whitehouse piper.jpg
Background information
Birth name Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike
Also known as MNEK
Born (1994-11-09) 9 November 1994 (age 19)
Lewisham, London, UK
Origin Bellingham, London, UK
Genres Pop, dance-pop, R&B, house, UK garage
Occupations Singer, songwriter, record producer, remixer
Years active 2004-present[1]
Labels
Associated acts Rudimental, Syron, Duke Dumont, A*M*E, Gorgon City

Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike (born 9 November 1994),[2] professionally known as MNEK, is a Grammy-nominated British singer-songwriter and record producer of Nigerian descent, signed to Virgin EMI Records.

His recent writing & production credits include Becky Hill, Naughty Boy, Gorgon City, Sub Focus, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Rudimental, Karen harding, Billon, Misha B, Little Mix, A*M*E, Oliver Heldens amongst others and his remixes include Duran Duran, Olly Murs, Bastille and Tinie Tempah.

Career[edit]

In February 2012, he featured on Rudimental's single "Spoons" with Syron. The song features on their debut studio album Home (2013). In January 2014 he features on Gorgon City's single "Ready for Your Love". The song peaked to number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. On 20 April 2014, he premiered "Every Little Word" on 1Xtra, the "buzz" single from his debut studio album. On 9 May the remix EP featuring Joe Goddard and Fred V & Grafix among others was released. Emenike has said that he doesn't consider "Every Little Word" the lead single from the album, and we can expect to hear collaborations with Moko, Snakehips and Jimmy Napes on the record.[3] The lead single "Wrote a Song About You" premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show on 13 June 2014. On 22 July, Emenike released the promotional single "In Your Clouds" as part of an iTunes Ones to Watch campaign. The song will feature on his debut album.[4]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[5]
2011 "If Truth Be Told"[6] Non-album single
2014 "Every Little Word" 184 TBA
"Wrote a Song About You"
"—" denotes a song that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[7]
IRE
[8]
SCO
[9]
2012 "Spoons"
(Rudimental featuring MNEK and Syron)
Home
"Christmas in Downtown LA"
(Far East Movement featuring MNEK)
Non-album single
2014 "Ready for Your Love"
(Gorgon City featuring MNEK)
4 41 7 Sirens
"—" denotes a song that did not chart or was not released.

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2014 "In Your Clouds" TBA

Songwriting and production[edit]

Year Title Artist Role Peak chart positions Album
UK AUS BEL (Vl) DEN GER NL
2011 "All Fired Up" The Saturdays Writer, producer 3 On Your Radar
2012 "City Lights" A*M*E Writer, producer TBC
"Ride or Die" Writer, producer
"Fast Girls" Jack Beats featuring MNEK Writer, vocals Careless
"Rumbae" The Very Best Vocals MTMTMK
"Home Run" Misha B Writer, producer 11 TBC
"Wings" Little Mix Producer 1 DNA
2013 "Hell Could Freeze" Rudimental featuring Angel Haze Writer, backing vocals Home
"Hide" Rudimental featuring Sinéad Harnett Writer
"Baby" Rudimental featuring MNEK & Sinéad Harnett Writer, vocals
"Need U (100%)" Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E Writer, backing vocals 1 40 17 31 43 20 TBC
"Too Much Heaven" DEVolution featuring MNEK Writer, vocals Transition
"Admire" DEVolution featuring Aaron Soul Writer
"Hold On" Duke Dumont featuring MNEK Writer, vocals TBC
"Wanna Go" Maxsta featuring Little Nikki Writer 43 TBC
"Lovesong" Javeon Writer, producer TBC
"Close" Sub Focus featuring MNEK Vocals, writer Torus
"Indiana" Tom Aspaul Producer TBC
"Bad 4 U" Tanika Writer, producer TBC
"Nothing Feels Like You" Little Mix Writer, producer Salute
2014 "Feels So Good" Kylie Minogue Producer Kiss Me Once
"Here for You" Gorgon City featuring Laura Welsh Writer 7 Sirens
"Better Than This" Bred For Pleasure Vocals, writer TBC
"Cologne" Clean Bandit featuring Nikki Cislyn and Javeon Writer New Eyes
"Gecko (Overdrive)" Oliver Heldens featuring Becky Hill Writer 1 TBC
"What Are You Waiting For?" The Saturdays Writer Finest Selection: The Greatest Hits
"—" denotes a song that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MNEK: Pop's New Wunderkind". MTV Iggy. 2013-05-01. 
  2. ^ "WILD Profile: MNEK Keeps It Fresh". The WILD Magazine. 2013-04-02. 
  3. ^ "Yinka & Friends: MNEK". Rinse FM on YouTube. 2014-06-10. 
  4. ^ "MNEK - Timeline photos". Facebook. 22 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Peak positions in the United Kingdom:
  6. ^ "FRESH: MNEK - 'IF TRUTH BE TOLD'". MTV UK. 2011-09-16. 
  7. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:
  8. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography MNEK". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  9. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in Scotland:

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