The first artist signed to Simon Cowell's Syco label who hadn’t been sourced via a TV talent show, Labrinth has developed from one of the UK's most talked about young producers and songwriters into a chart-topping urban pop star in his own right. Taught to create music by his producer brother Mac 1, Timothy Lee McKenzie (born on January 4, 1989) worked with Master Shortie, Tinchy Stryder, and Chipmunk before featuring on Tinie Tempah's Number 1 hit, “Pass Out.” Cowell became involved with the artist in 2010, and his debut single “Let the Sun Shine” became an immediate summer anthem with its effervescent positivity and dancefloor euphoria, reaching Number 3 on the UK Singles chart. Full of bouncy electro and heartfelt R&B, the album Electronic Earth (2012) shot to Number 2 in the UK Albums Chart and produced the Top 5 hits “Earthquake” and “Last Time,” as Labrinth became one of the breakthrough stars of 2012. “Beneath Your Beautiful” - his romantic duet with Emeli Sandé - brought him his first Number 1 single and he started his own label Odd Child Recordings by signing up Etta Bond as its first artist. In the following years, McKenzie appeared on The Weeknd’s 2015 album Beauty Behind the Madness, collaborated with Nicki Minaj on the 2018 single “Majesty,” and teamed up with Australian pop singer Sia and American DJ Diplo for the supergroup LSD, with whom he released the singles “Genius,” “Audio,” and “Thunderclouds,” and the full-length Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present... LSD (2019). That same year, he returned with his sophomore effort, Imagination & the Misfit Kid, and became the lead composer for the HBO teen drama Euphoria, whose viral hit single “Still Don’t Know My Name” amassed millions of views across streaming platforms.

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