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Plan B


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Today, UK musical visionary and three-time Ivor Novello Award winner Ben Drew, aka Plan B, has unveiled his new single 'Guess Again'.
The song is taken from the BRIT Award winner's highly-anticipated fourth studio album, 'Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose' (HBAHBL), confirmed for release on May 4th.

Premiered by Annie-Mac as her 'Hottest Record' on Radio 1 last night, 'Guess Again' is yet another showcase of Plan B's endless musical versatility. The politically charged anthem pairs Drew's signature vocals with a pounding dance-hall beat. Drew lends his own writing and production talent to the track along with the help of FRED (Charli xcx / Stefflon Don) and Show N Prove.

Ever since he burst onto the scene in 2006, Ben Drew has been a truly irrepressible figure in the UK's musical landscape. His debut album 'Who Needs Actions When You Got Words', an incendiary scream of anger and pride from the streets of East London, broke new ground for UK hip hop.
With his sophomore album, 2010's 'The Defamation Of Strickland Banks', Drew explored his lifelong passion for soul marrying the genre with hip hop in perfect harmony, the album went on to achieve quadruple-platinum status, hitting the #1 album spot and selling over 1.4 million copies in the UK alone, plus seeing him win both a BRIT and three Ivor Novello Awards. Always pushing his creative boundaries, Drew then turned his hand to directing and made his directorial debut with 2012's 'iLL Manors'.
The film, along with its accompanying album, saw him boldly addressing socio-political issues with his often brutal cultural commentary, seeing Ben nominated for his fifth BRIT Award, being nominated for his first Mercury Music prize, and once again hitting #1 in the UK album chart.

Plan B will be embarking on his first tour in almost 6 years this April.
Kicking off in Manchester on 26th April, the tour will then visit Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Southend and Bristol, before finishing up at London's O2 Brixton Academy on May 3rd.

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  • 03 May, 2018

    Plan B: 4 Star Album Review

    Plan B's first solo album in eight years 'Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose', receives a 4 Star review in The Independent.
    See his artist page for forthcoming live dates.

  • 10 Apr, 2018

    Plan B: New Single, Video, Album & Tour Dates

    Plan B shares his video for the new single 'Grateful' available now, taken from the forthcoming album 'Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose', out on 4th May on Atlantic Records. See his artist page for new UK tour dates.
    Plan B is featured in the NME.

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  • 07 Feb, 2018

    Bestival 2018

    Bestival will take place between 2nd & 5th August at Lulworth Cove, Dorset & features many Primary Talent International & Decked Out artists over the weekend:

    ...Plan B
    ...Sundara Karma
    ...Django Django
    ...Mike Skinner & Murkage
    ...Charlotte de Witte
    ...Nilufer Yanya
    ...Jamz Supernova
    ...Jaguar Skills

  • 19 May, 2017

    Plan B: New Track 'In The Name Of Man'

    Plan B returns with a new track 'In The Name Of Man', taken from his forthcoming fourth album. It debuted as a Hottest Record on Mistajam's BBC Radio 1 show.
    It is also accompanied by a "making of" video, ahead of the completed article, which will be released next week.

    Ben Drew will make his first live appearance in four years at BBC Radio 1's 'Big Weekend' on 27th May in Hull.

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  • 19 Jun, 2013

    'Unity - A Concert for Stephen Lawrence'

    Plan B and Rizzle Kicks will be featured at the 'Concert for Stephen Lawrence', which takes place at the O2 in London on 29th September. The event is to celebrate the life of the teenager, who was murdered in a racially motivated attack, twenty years ago.

    Stephen Lawrence Concert
  • 19 Apr, 2013

    Ivor Novello Awards 2013

    The 68th Ivor Novello Awards will take place on the 16th May in Grosvenor House, London.
    Primary Talent nominees are as follows:

    Best Contemporary Song
    ...Alt-J: 'Fitzpleasure'
    ...Plan B: 'Ill Manors'

    Best Album
    ...Alt-J: 'An Awesome Wave'

    Best Film Score
    ...Plan B: 'Ill Manors'

    The Ivors 2013
  • 04 Nov, 2012

    Plan B Wins Two MOBO Awards

    At last night's MOBO Awards, held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, Plan B won two awards for Best Hip-Hop & Grime and Best Male artist.

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  • 02 Nov, 2012

    Plan B: New Single 'Playing With Fire'

    'Playing With Fire' is the forthcoming single from Plan B, taken from his Mercury Prize nominated album 'Ill Manors'. It will be released on 3rd December and features Labrinth on guest vocals.
    Plan B will be undertaking a major UK arena tour in February 2013.

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  • 12 Sep, 2012

    Plan B: February UK Arena Tour

    Following his headline gig at last week's iTunes Festival at London's Roundhouse, Plan B (AKA Ben Drew) has today confirmed details of an 11-date headline UK arena tour in February. Kicking off at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena, Plan B will head to Manchester, Cardiff, Nottingham, Bournemouth, Birmingham, London's O2 Arena (2nd time he's played the venue), Brighton, Plymouth, Glasgow, concluding in Aberdeen. Tickets go on pre-sale exclusively to fans from 9.00 am this Wednesday 12th September.

    All the booking fees from the artist ticket website pre-sale will go to Ben's charity 'Each One Teach One Trust'. For more information, please go to: .

    Over the past few months, Ben Drew has barely stopped. He released 'iLL Manors' - the movie, filmed a BBC3 documentary, toured the UK and also appeared at a selection of festivals including BBC's Hackney One Big Weekend. He's now starring in a remake of 'The Sweeney' with Ray Winstone and performed as one of the headliners of this year's iTunes Festival 2012.

    Plan B's February Arena tour is as follows:

    01 Newcastle: Metro Radio Arena
    02 Manchester: Arena
    04 Cardiff: Motorpoint Arena
    05 Nottingham: Capital FM Arena
    07 Bournemouth: International Centre
    08 Birmingham: LG Arena
    09 London: O2 Arena
    11 Brighton: Brighton Centre
    12 Plymouth: Pavilions
    14 Glasgow: S.E.C.C.
    15 Aberdeen: Exhibition Centre

    February 2013
  • 08 Aug, 2012

    Plan B: New Single 'Deepest Shame'

    Plan B's next single will be 'Deepest Shame', taken from his #1 album the soundtrack to the film 'ill Manors'.
    It will be released on Atlantic Records on 10th September.

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