Tinie Tempah wants Number One spot

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 October 2013
Tinie Tempah

Tinie Tempah

Tinie Tempah claims he would feel disappointed if his second album didn't reach the top of the charts

Tinie Tempah would be "underwhelmed" if his music didn't reach Number One.

The 'Frisky' hitmaker's debut album 'Disc-Overy' topped the charts in 2010 and the singer will be disappointed if his follow up, 'Demonstration', only came in at Number Ten, like his fellow rap star Dizzee Rascal's latest offering.

Asked how he'd feel if he charted the same as Dizzee, Tinie said: "Not unhappy ... Maybe a little bit underwhelmed. But that's only because I expect so much more from myself now."

The London-born star was never expecting to become famous and couldn't believe it when his first single, 'Pass Out' topped the UK charts.

Tinie said: "[It was] more than a relief. We just wanted to use 'Pass Out' as an underground buzz record - then it went to Number One. I remember feeling the energy around me at the time - I'd never felt that way before. But I've always been a dreamer and - as 'meh' as this sounds - it's important for young people to dream that one day they'll go to the moon."

However, there are downsides to fame and the 24-year-old star misses doing normal things like taking the London Underground.

He said: "I haven't been on the Underground for about fours years. And, realistically, I can't go on a normal date. There's always one person who spots you ... I still get away with shopping though. I'm a big fan of the [supermarket] 24-hour Tesco Express. I'll go in there at 2am in my hoody. People don't care at 2am - they'll still ram me with the trolley to get by. That's normality."

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