Stormzy is the first artist to sign to 0207 Def Jam which was recently launched by co-presidents Alex and Alec Boateng, who are Ghanaian-British twins. The grime artist’s previous studio album was released through Merky and Atlantic Records UK.

The news was confirmed earlier today, with Universal Music describing Stormzy as a “once in a generation artist” on Twitter.

Alec Boateng had previously played a vital role in signing Stormzy and his label, Merky, to Atlantic Records and also played a huge role in the campaign for ‘Heavy is the Head’ Stormzy 2019 album.

Stormzy is a three-time Brit Award winner, including Best Male Artist I 2018 and 2020 and Best Album in 2018. He’s had three U.K. No.1 singles and has won multiple BET Awards and an MTV EMA.