Stormzy wants Stevie Wonder duet
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 December 2017
Grime megastar Stormzy has revealed his desire to work on a song with Motown legend Stevie Wonder
Stormzy wants to collaborate with Stevie Wonder.
The 'Big For Your Boots' rapper has given up hope on duetting with Adele because she never does feature tracks, but he'd love to get into the studio with the 67-year-old Motown legend.
The 24-year-old grime star - whose real name is Michael Omari Owuo, Jr. - thinks Adele should carry on not having other artists on her tracks to continue her "phenomenal legacy".
When asked about working with the 'Hello' hitmaker - who dedicated 'Make Me Feel My Love' to him at her London show last year - Stormzy said: "The reason why I say no is because she doesn't do features - and she needs to keep it like that.
"I am rooting for her legacy to stay as phenomenal as possible.
"She hasn't got to worry about what her next album does.
"All she has to do is go to the studio, lay down whatever pain or emotion or feeling she's got and the rest will service itself."
And on who else is on his wish list, he told the Metro newspaper: "Stevie Wonder ... That would be..."
Meanwhile, Stormzy - who has won countless awards thanks to his critically-acclaimed LP 'Gangs, Signs & Prayers' - says the most important thing looking forward is ensuring he maintains being at the "top of [his] game".
He said: "I've got to worry about making music and staying at the top of my game ... focusing on what my actual trade is, being a musician and delivering incredible art."
The 'Blinded By Your Grace' star is expected to sweep up plenty of prizes at 2018's BRIT Awards.
He will reportedly be joined by the likes of Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith at the annual ceremony at London's The O2 in February.
A source said recently: "Show chiefs were desperate to secure Ed, Sam and Stormzy as they're the biggest names in UK music right now.
"The combined record and streaming figures are insane and the booking is bound to add numbers on the viewing figures too.
"It's shaping up to be a top night."
The 2017 bash, sponsored by Mastercard, saw Stormzy and Ed perform together, with the grime star joining his pal for a remix of the 26-year-old singer's hit single 'Shape Of You'.