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Plan B
Plan B

Background information
Birth name Benjamin Paul Ballance-Drew
Born October 22, 1983
Born place Forest Gate, East London, England
Genre(s) Hip-hop
Years active 2005—present
Label(s) Atlantic Records
679 Recordings
Associated acts Example
Chase & Status
Riz MC
Killa Kela
Website Website

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Plan B Overview


Benjamin Paul Ballance-Drew (born 22 October 1983), primarily known as Plan B or Ben Drew, is a British rapper, singer-songwriter, actor and film director from Forest Gate, London. Plan B first emerged as a hip hop artist releasing his critically-acclaimed début album "Who Needs Actions When You Got Words" in 2006. His second studio album "The Defamation of Strickland Banks" (2010) was a soul record and went straight into the UK album chart at #1. He has also collaborated with other artists such as Chase & Status most notably on the top ten single "End Credits" (2009).

The Defamation of Strickland Banks (2010) Who Needs Actions When You Got Words (2006)

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LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, Plan B For Benicassim Festival 2011

April 19, 2011
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, Plan B and The Joy Formidable have been added to the line-up for this year's Bennicassim festival in Spain. Elbow, Mumford & Sons, Tinie Tempah, Friendly Fires, Beirut, Noah & The Whale, Bombay Bicycle Club and Big Audio Dynamite will also appear.   Read more 

Plan B, Tinie Tempah, The xx Scoop Ivor Novello Awards 2011 Nominations

April 19, 2011
Plan B and Tinie Tempah are among the nominees for this year's Ivor Novello Awards. The rapper-turned-singer joins Everything Everything with two nods, including a nomination each for Best Album.   Read more 

Ivor Novello Awards 2011: Nominations List

April 19, 2011
Everything Everything have been nominated for two Ivor Novello Awards. The band are shortlised for Best Album for 'Man Alive' alongside Bombay Bicycle Club and Plan B.   Read more 

Plan B Joins Ray Winstone For The Sweeney Film

April 4, 2011
Plan B is set to appear alongside Ray Winstone in a movie adaptation of the cop show, The Sweeney. The rapper-turned-singer - real name Ben Drew - has been cast as George Carter, originally portrayed by Dennis Waterman, while Winstone will play Jack Regan.   Read more 

Plan B: Take That Copied My BRIT Awards Performance

February 17, 2011
Plan B has accused Take That of copying his performance at the BRIT Awards earlier this week. The boy band opened the ceremony at the O2 Arena accompanied by a over 50 backing dancers dressed as riot policemen.  Read more 

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