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British rapper

Aitch

Aitch in 2018
Background information
Birth name Harrison James Armstrong
Born (1999-12-09) 9 December 1999 (age 22)
Moston, Manchester, England
Genres British hip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active 2015–present
Labels
  • Northern Quarterz
  • Since 93
  • Capitol Records
Website wwwaitchofficialcom
Musical artist

Harrison James Armstrong (born 9 December 1999), known professionally as Aitch, is a British rapper from Manchester His solo breakthrough single “Straight Rhymez” has garnered over 24 million views and brought him to the attention of London rapper Stormzy His song “Rain” has garnered over 51 million views on YouTube and over 140 million streams on Spotify

Aitch has released ten singles that have charted within the top 40 in the UK, including “Taste (Make It Shake)”, which peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart He has supported rappers such as Cadet and Wiley on tour, as well as featuring on a new version of teenage rappers A1 x J1’s top 20 hit “Latest Trends” The name “Aitch” derives from the pronunciation of the letter ‘h’, which is the first letter of his given name

Early life

Harrison James Armstrong was born on 9 December 1999 in Moston, Manchester He is an avid supporter of the football club Manchester United After leaving school he went to college and played sports, but eventually dropped out and worked in construction with his grandfather

Career

2015: Beginnings

Aitch first garnered attention in 2015 when a YouTube video of him rapping to friends gained local popularity He originally didn’t want the video published, but changed his mind when his video gained 10,000 views His friend continued uploading Aitch’s freestyles to see if it would gain more views

2016–2018: Freestyles, On Your Marks and Breakthrough

Aitch made multiple appearances on the P110 YouTube channel, starting in September 2016 with a freestyle He then premiered his song “Back To Basics” on the channel in June 2017 On 9 December 2017, Aitch released his EP, On Your Marks In May 2018, he released his breakthrough track “Straight Rhymez”, which gained him national attention

2019–present: AitcH2O and Polaris

In August 2019, he released his song “Taste (Make It Shake)” which became his biggest song at the time He then released his second EP, AitcH2O, in September In March 2020, he collaborated with AJ Tracey and Tay Keith on the track “Rain” which amassed over 50 million views on YouTube In May his third EP, Polaris released In June 2021, Aitch released the single “Learning Curve” he followed this up with “Party Round My Place” in September

On 3 February 2022, Aitch was featured on ArrDee’s single “War” The single debuted at number 6 on the UK Official Singles Top 100 Chart and debuted at number 21 on the UK Official Singles Sales Chart Top 100 on 11 February 2022 On 10 March 2022, Aitch released the single “Baby” featuring American singer Ashanti (who is credited as co-lead on the single) and heavily sampling the latter’s 2003 hit “Rock wit U (Awww Baby)” After less than 24 hours, the single debuted at number 65 on the UK Official Singles Sales Chart Top 100 It debuted on the UK Official Singles Top 100 on 18 March 2022, placing at number 2

In August 2022, Aitch released “My G”, featuring Ed Sheeran, which is about Aitch’s sister Gracie, who has Down syndrome

Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected details
Title Details Peak chart positions
UK AUS BEL
(FL)
IRE NLD
Close to Home
  • Released: 19 August 2022
  • Label: EMI, Capitol, Infinitum
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming, vinyl, cassette
2 52 169 24 46

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected details
Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK IRE
On Your Marks
  • Released: 9 December 2017
  • Label: NQ Records
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
AitcH2O
  • Released: 6 September 2019
  • Label: Since 93
  • Format: CD, vinyl, digital download, streaming
3 18
  • BPI: Silver
Polaris
  • Released: 29 May 2020
  • Label: Infinitum Records
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
7 50
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK AUS IRE SCO
“Blitzed”
(featuring Kay Rico)
2018 Non-album singles
“Vibsing”
“Daily Duppy”
(featuring GRM Daily)
99
  • BPI: Silver
“Trust Me”
“Straight Rhymez”
  • BPI: Silver
“Miss Me with It”
“Wait” 2019
“On the Way Home”
(with Jaykae featuring Bowser Boss)
73
“Taste (Make It Shake)” 2 12 8
  • BPI: Platinum
AitcH2O
“Buss Down”
(featuring ZieZie)
8 55 74
  • BPI: Platinum
“Mice” 2020 34 78 Non-album single
“Rain”
(with AJ Tracey featuring Tay Keith)
3 61 10 23
  • BPI: Platinum
  • ARIA: Platinum
Polaris
“Raw” 57
“Safe to Say” 56 85
“Learning Curve” 2021 27 74 Non-album singles
“GSD” 52
“Party Round My Place”
(with Avelino)
56
“War”
(with ArrDee)
2022 6 28
  • BPI: Silver
Pier Pressure
“Baby”
(with Ashanti)
2 5
  • BPI: Platinum
Close to Home
“Just Coz”
(with Giggs)
42 Non-album single
“1989” 23 62 Close to Home
“In Disguise”
(with Bakar)
“My G”
(featuring Ed Sheeran)
6 32
  • BPI: Silver
“Psycho”
(with Anne-Marie)
6 11
  • BPI: Silver
TBA
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory

As featured artist

List of singles as a featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK IRE SCO AUT GER SWI
“Strike a Pose”
(Young T & Bugsey featuring Aitch)
2019 9 11 31
  • BPI: Platinum
Plead the 5th
“Kilos”
(Bugzy Malone featuring Aitch)
20 61
  • BPI: Silver
Non-album singles
“French Kisses”
(ZieZie featuring Aitch)
35 76
  • BPI: Silver
“Kids to Adults”
(Tasha featuring Aitch)
2020
“12:12 AM / Patients (Fg Up a Friday)”
(Everything Is Recorded featuring Aitch and Infinite Coles)
Friday Forever
“UFO”
(D-Block Europe featuring Aitch)
11 52
  • BPI: Platinum
The Blue Print: Us vs Them
“House & Garage”
(Morrisson featuring Aitch)
2021 46 Guilty
“Bad”
(Pa Salieu featuring Aitch)
82 Non-album single
“Bamba”
(Luciano featuring Aitch & Bia)
2022 1 1 1 Majestic
“Let’s Go”
(Tion Wayne featuring Aitch)
30 84 Non-album single
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory

Promotional singles

List of promotional singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album Notes
“AitcH2O Freestyle” 2019 Non-album singles
  • Freestyle released coinciding with the announcement of the AitcH2O EP release date and AitcH20 Tour
“101Barz Freestyle” 2020
  • Recording of the freestyle performed for the 101Barz YouTube channel

Other charted songs

List of other charted songs, showing year released, certifications and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK IRE
“Already”
(featuring Tyreezy)
2019 43 AitcH2O
“Ei8ht Mile”
(DigDat featuring Aitch)
2020 9 34
  • BPI: Silver
Ei8ht Mile
“30” 36 91 Polaris
“Parlez-vous anglais”
(Headie One featuring Aitch)
24 47 Edna
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, showing year released, other artist(s), and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
“Know Better” (Remix) 2019 Kay Rico Non-album remix
“Keisha & Becky” (Remix) Russ Millions, Tion Wayne, Jay1, Sav’o and Swarmz T Wayne’s World 3
“Take Me Back to London (Sir Spyro Remix)” Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Jaykae Non-album remix
“Pop Boy” Stormzy Heavy Is the Head
“Ei8ht Mile” 2020 DigDat Ei8ht Mile
“Moving Naughty” GRM Daily, B Young GRM 10
“Parlez-Vous Anglais” Headie One Edna
“Latest Trends” (Remix) 2021 A1 x J1 Non-album remix

Awards and nominations

Year Organisation Award Work Result
2020 NME Essential New Artists for 2020 Himself Included
2020 Brit Awards Best New Artist Himself Nominated
2021 Brit Awards Song of the Year “Rain” by Aitch, AJ Tracey and Tay Keith Nominated

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