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Sampha

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(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano Sampha 03:38
Desoleil (Brilliant Corners) Loyle Carner, Sampha 03:40
Plastic 100°C Sampha 05:16
Incomplete Kisses Sampha 03:53
Happens Sampha 05:04
Timmy's Prayer Sampha 04:23
Backwards Lil Silva, Sampha 03:33
Hold On SBTRKT, Sampha 03:26
Never Never SBTRKT, Sampha 03:57
Without Sampha 03:46

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Backwards

by Lil Silva, Sampha

04/06/2022

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Sampha Sisay, who goes by only his first name, is a British singer known for lending his vocals to tracks by Drake, Kanye West, SBTRKT and Jessie Ware. In 2017 he won the Mercury Prize for his debut album 'Process' which went to number seven on the UK's Official Albums Chart.

Born in London to parents who had emigrated from Sierra Leone in the 1980s, he learned to play musical instruments as a child and started working as a grime MC. Producing with the name Kid Nova in 2007, he met record producer Kwes and signed with the Young Turks label.

He released some EPs, worked on SBTRKT's self-titled 2011 album and collaborated with Solange on the single 'Don't Touch My Hair' which peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart in 2016, and with Drake on '4422', which went to number 28. What the Guardian newspaper termed "his honeyed, mournful voice" can be heard on Beyoncé's 'Mine', Kanye West's 'Saint Pablo', Drake's 'Too Much' and Frank Ocean's 'Alabama'. In 2017, his album 'Process' triumphed in the Mercury Prize over Kate Tempest, Stormzy and Ed Sheeran. Dates in London, Bristol and Beuningen, Netherlands, were set for 2018.