MNEK – The Rhythm

Uzo Emenike (born 9 November 1994 as Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike), professionally known as MNEK, is a Grammy-nominated British singer,songwriter and record producer of Nigerian descent, signed to Virgin EMI Records.

His recent writing & production credits include Chris Malinchak, Bondax, Becky Hill, Oliver Heldens, Karen Harding, Billon, Tieks, Naughty Boy, Gorgon City, Sub Focus, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Rudimental, Little Mix, A*M*E amongst others and his remixes include Duran Duran, Olly Murs, Bastille and Tinie Tempah.

In February 2012, he featured on Rudimental‘s single “Spoons” with Syron. The song features on their debut studio albumHome (2013).

In December 2013 he was one of 15 artists to make BBC’s long list. In January 2014 he featured on Gorgon City‘s single “Ready for Your Love“.

The song peaked to number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. On 20 April 2014, he premiered “Every Little Word” on 1Xtra, the “buzz” single from his debut studio album.

On 9 May the remix EP featuring Joe Goddard and Fred V & Grafix among others was released.

Emenike has said we can expect to hear collaborations with Moko, Snakehips and Jimmy Napes on the record.

The lead single “Wrote a Song About You” premiered on Annie Mac‘s BBC Radio 1 show on 13 June 2014.

In June 2014, Oliver Heldens‘ track Gecko, which Emenike wrote, debuted at number 1 on both the UK Dance Chart and the UK Singles Chart.

On 22 July, Emenike released the promotional single “In Your Clouds” as part of an iTunes Ones to Watch campaign.

The song will feature on his debut album.

In 2014, he worked with Madonna in her album, Rebel Heart.

His debut extended play Small Talk will be released on 27 March 2015.

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As lead artist
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2011 “If Truth Be Told” Non-album single
2014 Every Little Word 184 Small Talk
“Wrote a Song About You” 66
2015 “The Rhythm”
As featured artist
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2012 “Spoons”
(Rudimental featuring MNEK and Syron)
“Christmas in Downtown LA”
(Far East Movement featuring MNEK)
Non-album single
2014 Ready for Your Love
(Gorgon City featuring MNEK)
4 41 7 Sirens

Promotional singles

Year Title Album
2014 “In Your Clouds” Small Talk

Songwriting and production

Year Title Artist Role Peak chart positions Album
2011 All Fired Up The Saturdays Writer, producer 3 On Your Radar
2012 “City Lights” A*M*E Writer, producer TBC
“Ride or Die” Writer, producer
“Fast Girls” Jack Beats featuring MNEK Writer, vocals Careless
“Rumbae” The Very Best Vocals MTMTMK
Home Run Misha B Writer, producer 11 TBC
Wings Little Mix Producer 1 DNA

“Hell Could Freeze” Rudimental featuring Angel Haze Writer, backing vocals Home
“Hide” Rudimental featuring Sinéad Harnett Writer
“Baby” Rudimental featuring MNEK & Sinéad Harnett Writer, vocals
Need U (100%) Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E Writer, backing vocals 1 40 17 31 43 20 TBC
“Too Much Heaven” DEVolution featuring MNEK Writer, vocals Transition
“Admire” DEVolution featuring Aaron Soul Writer
“Hold On” Duke Dumont featuring MNEK Writer, vocals TBC
Wanna Go Maxsta featuring Little Nikki Writer 43 TBC
“The Finest Things” Colette Carr Writer, producer Skitszo
“Lovesong” Javeon Writer, producer TBC
Close Sub Focus featuring MNEK Vocals, writer Torus
“Indiana” Tom Aspaul Producer TBC
“Bad 4 U” Tanika Writer, producer TBC
“Nothing Feels Like You” Little Mix Writer, producer Salute

“Feels So Good” Kylie Minogue Producer Kiss Me Once
“Here for You” Gorgon City featuring Laura Welsh Writer 7 Sirens
“Better Than This” Bred For Pleasure Vocals, writer TBC
“Cologne” Clean Bandit featuring Nikki Cislyn and Javeon Writer New Eyes
Gecko (Overdrive) Oliver Heldens featuring Becky Hill Writer 1 TBC
What Are You Waiting For? The Saturdays Writer 38 Finest Selection: The Greatest Hits
“Happiness” Chris Malinchak featuring MNEK Writer, vocals TBC
“All I See” Bondax Writer TBC
“Sing That Song” TIEKS Writer TBC
“Losing” Becky Hill Writer TBC
“Special” Billon featuring Maxine Ashley Writer TBC
“Say Something” Karen Harding Writer 7 TBC
“Climbin (Piano Weapon)” Shadow Child & Doorly Writer TBC
“18” Etta Bond Writer TBC
“Last All Night (Koala)” Oliver Heldens featuring K Stewart Writer TBC
Living for Love Madonna Backing vocals Rebel Heart


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