Atlantic Records signs deal with Tion Wayne14 September 2020 - Press release
Atlantic Records UK has today announced the signing of North London rapper, Tion Wayne, to a long-term artist deal.
This summer, Atlantic enjoyed a huge UK Top 10 with Tion Wayne’s ‘I Dunno’. Marking one of the most exciting line-ups of the year – the track featured label mate Stormzy, as well as drill newcomer Dutchavelli – the release further cemented Tion as one of the leading voices in UK rap.
Briony Turner, Co-President, Atlantic Records UK said: “Tion is one of the most exciting new voices in the UK today. I’m delighted that Rich Castillo has brought him into Atlantic on a long-term deal. Tion and his team have done fantastic work in getting him to this stage, and I look forward to working with them as we aim for the top.”
Ed Howard, Co-President, Atlantic Records UK said: “Tion’s rich network, work-ethic and peerless storytelling has set him up for an extremely bright future. He’s a true trailblazer, and we look forward to amplifying the vast groundswell he’s built within the UK scene.”
Tion Wayne’s manager, Terry Appiasei from Golden Boy Entertainment added: “It’s great to have finally done the deal with Atlantic. We look forward to the partnership and all the success we will achieve together in the near future.”
Tion’s effortless storytelling has seen him garner an extremely loyal fanbase over recent years. Following the independent releases of two mixtapes, ‘Wayne’s World 1 & 2’, he later went onto land 2 x platinum and 2 x silver records in the UK, as well as a swarm of weighty collaborations including 6lack, NSG, Aitch and Dave. Last October, he sold-out London’s O2 Brixton Academy in just three days.