Commonly known as the ‘Godfather of Grime’ Wiley is currently enjoying the most successful chapter in his highly influential career. His ninth studio album The Ascent, released in April 2013 has produced four top 10 singles, resulting in singles sales of over 1 million. Singles include the number one summer smash Heatwave (which to date has sold over 500,000 copies alone), Can You Hear Me? (Ayayaya), Reload and Lights On. The Ascent is arguably Wiley’s most varied album to date, with appearances from a diverse array of artists including Emeli Sande, Angel, Chip, Kano, Far EastMovement and Bad Boy Entertainment’s French Montana.
Following the release of The Ascent, Wiley embarked on the sold out Boy Better Know presents tour alongside fellow MC’s Skepta and JME. Due to demand, a further set of dates were announced for September 2013 visiting more cities and larger venues. Support comes from singer/songwriter Angel.