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Stormzy confirms his third album is arriving this year

The British rapper described his forthcoming third record as the "album of my dreams"

By Hollie Geraghty

Stormzy performs live in front of a microphone in a black shirt
Stormzy performs live at the BRITs 2020 (Picture: YouTube).

Stormzy has announced his anticipated third album is due to be released this year.

The British rapper revealed the news at the first night of his ‘Heavy is the Head’ UK tour, which kicked off in Cardiff, Wales, yesterday (March 13).

During the show, a video clip of behind-the-scenes footage showed the journey behind the latest album, with the end of the video revealing that the new record is set to arrive this year, and is already available to pre-order at live shows.

“This is the album of my dreams,” the rapper said in the video. “This album is deeper than man could ever imagine,” he continued, adding “I’m free”.

A press release said that fans at the UK shows would be given first priority to pre-order, as a “personal gesture of gratitude to his loyal and supportive fans who have waited almost two years for the UK shows”.

Show attendees can get a lanyard with a QR code at the merchandise stand along with the option to buy a limited edition T-shirt.

Stormzy’s UK tour continues this month, rounded up by three shows at London’s O2 Arena, before continuing in Dublin and Glasgow next month.

His last album came in 2019’s ‘Heavy Is The Head’, the follow-up to his acclaimed 2017 debut ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’.

The rapper was forced to postpone the original dates, which were initially scheduled for September 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Moving the shows to April 2021, they were postponed again to March and April 2022.

In December last year, Stormzy was rumoured to be in talks for the ‘Black Panther 2’ soundtrack, alongside Doja Cat and The Weeknd.

A source told Metro: “Doja Cat is one of the artists who is in line to perform on the soundtrack because of her South African heritage.

“The Weeknd, Solange and Stormzy are also being considered as the producers want a wide range of smash hit artists to make this soundtrack bigger than the first.”

SZA, Travis Scott, and The Weeknd featured on the soundtrack for the first ‘Black Panther’ film.

You can find the remaining dates on Stormzy’s UK tour below. Tickets can be purchased here.


15 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
16 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
18 – FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield
19 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
20 – Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool
21 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
23 – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
24 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
27 – The O2, London
28 – The O2, London
29 – The O2, London


4 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow