Miracle (rapper)

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Miracle
Birth name Samson Andah
Also known as Miracle
Born (1992-05-17) May 17, 1992 (age 22)
Accra, Ghana
Genres Hip hop, pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer
Years active 2010-present
Labels Sony Music

Samson Andah, better known by his stage name Miracle, is a Ghanaian Australian[1] hip hop artist, based in Sydney, Australia. After being signed to Sony in 2010, Miracle has toured the country heavily, predominately as a supporting artist for US based rappers and has also appeared independently on several festival rosters. After a string of mix tapes and stand alone singles, Miracle is due to issue his first major album release in the late 2014. The album known as Mainland, will feature production from acclaimed Australian hip hop producer Styalz Fuego.[2] and features American indie pop band Youngblood Hawke, on the single 'Endless Summer'.[3] A national tour in July/August will also support the upcoming single.[4]

Biography[edit]

Samson Andah, also known by stage name Miracle, was born in the West African[5] nation of Ghana in its capital Accra. He and his family moved to Australia shortly after his birth, first living in Melbourne, then Canberra and finally settling in the North-West Sydney suburb of Quakers Hill in his teens. Andah suffered a respiratory infection at birth but was nicknamed the 'miracle' baby after he miraculously survived.

Andah first became interested in music after learning guitar, inspired by the music on his favorite skateboarding videos, before also playing drums in local punk bands. He first began experimenting with rap after being inspired by Kanye West's 'College Dropout'.

In 2010 Miracle made his first break as an artist, creating buzz in music circles with a track titled 'Better Dayz', featuring samples from Australian folk artist, Paul Murray's single 'Better Days'. The track was originally a school project produced for his HSC, but after uploading the tracks video clip onto YouTube. The success of the track gained the attention of recording artist Israel Cruz and Miracle was signed to Sony Music Entertainment later that year.

Acting under the guidance of Sony artist Israel Cruz, Miracle began recording tracks under Israel's record label subsidiary known as Nufirm Records. It was here that Miracle begun to release a multitude of tracks and mix tapes. Sighting creative differences Miracle left Nufirm to work solely for Sony Music Entertainment in late 2011.[citation needed]

The artists popularity has been steadily growing after releasing a number of new projects and appearing as the supporting acts for Snoop Dogg, Big Boi, Lupe Fiasco, Maseo (of De La Soul), Rick Ross, Childish Gambino and ASAP Rocky [6] on their Australian Tours. He has also worked on tracks with local and international acts, both as a writer and a performer alongside the likes of artists such as 360, Stan Walker, Jessica Mauboy, Timomatic, Justice Crew and Youngblood Hawke.

In Early 2013, Miracle released 'the Motivation Mixtape' which created a significant buzz on social media and led to other Australian hip hop artists such as 360 becoming a fan Miracle's work. Miracle has since earned a place on 360's 2014 album Utopia, on the track 'Eddie Jones'.

Miracle's first major album Mainland, is due to be released on July 18, 2014.[dated info] The album will feature production from ARIA award winning Australian hip hop producer Styalz Fuego and long time friend and producer Nic Martin. Miracle will be touring the country in July and August to promote the upcoming album release.

Awards[edit]

Afro-Australia Music & Movie Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2014 Miracle Best Rap Artist[7] Won

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Trash Musik (Mixtape)
  • Trash Musik II (Mixtape)
  • Before We Meet (Mixtape)
  • Trash Musik III (Mixtape)
  • Motivation (Mixtape)

Albums[edit]

  • iLLER EP (2012)
  • Mainland (2014)

Singles[edit]

  • "Better Dayz"
  • "I Dreamed"
  • "Koolin"
  • "Party of the Year"
  • "Happiness"
  • "Karate"
  • "Never Gets Old"
  • "Endless Summer" ft. Youngblood Hawke

References[edit]