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Sway's back with new single 'No Sleep'. Here's 16 things you didn't know about the British rap icon.
Sway's real name is Derek Andrew Safo and his was born on 5th September 1982 in Hornsey, North London.
Sway attended Highgate Wood Secondary School and it was there where he began producing music, using the school's equipment to work on collaborations with local artists.
The rapper beat two US heavyweights - 50 Cent and The Game - to take home the award, despite having not released an album.
The album achieved critical acclaim, with one review hailing it as the "best British rap album in years". Sway produced more than 50 per cent of the album himself.
Only 12 albums each year are shortlisted for the prize, with Sway's album losing out to Arctic Monkeys' 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not'.
As well as supporting The Streets, Sway also appeared on The Mitchell Brothers' single 'Harvey Nicks' with The Streets' Mike Skinner
Based in London, the label is also affiliated to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label.
Sway's most recent film appearance came in 2012's The Grind, which also starred street magician Dynamo.
Not only did Sway win, it was also the first time that a UK artist had been nominated for the award.
The album saw Sway expand his musical horizons even further, hooking up with Akon and I Blame Coco - the daughter of singer Sting - on his second record.
Following the release of his second album, Sway returned to work on two mixtapes - 'The Delivery 1 & 2' - which saw him refocus on his music with some big name collaborators.
The YouTube sensation makes a guest rap appearance on the track, which has received over two million views on YouTube.
We can't wait!