14 January 2020 14:39
Stormzy is set to win over new fans on the other side of the Atlantic after he performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The British rapper, 26, treated viewers to a rendition of Crown from his second album Heavy is The Head in his first ever US TV appearance. Stormzy was also photographed hugging fans as he arrived at the NBC Studios in the iconic Rockefeller Plaza building. He was joined by a full choir and a live band for the special performance, which was met with cheers from the audience. Twitter users praised the star for his "incredible" rendition of the track.
The star also attended a special event for the US launch of Heavy Is The Head in New York, where he was joined by rappers including Casanova and DJ Whoo Kid. Last week, the rapper landed the number one spot in both the UK single and album charts, with Own It, his collaboration with Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy, and with Heavy Is The Head. Stormzy, real name Michael Omari Jr, said he was "so grateful" to his fans as he celebrated the landmark achievement, telling Official Charts: "Anyone who listens to me, supports, buys my music, streams my music or comes to my shows, you lot have changed my life. "Words aren't enough, but thank you." The grime star hit the headlines earlier this month when he became embroiled in a feud with fellow rapper Wiley, who took aim at Stormzy for his collaborations with Sheeran. After Wiley called him out with diss track Eediyat Skengman (Stormzy Send), he hit back with Disappointed. His rival then followed up with Eediyat Skengman 2, prompting Stormzy to respond with a sequel to his track too.