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Tinie Tempah spoke about the collaboration with Glynne to MTV, he said: “Tinie said: “I’ve been a fan of Jess since I heard her song ‘Home’. We met properly at the BRITs last year and spoke about doing something together. We both had crazy summers and kept bumping into each other at festivals. We eventually set a date for studio with Bless Beats who produced the track and it just kind of happened. Both being Londoners, I wanted to make a song that captured that London summertime feeling which is always the best time of the year for me and the time where I’ve had my most romantic experience. So it’s an ode to a girl I met and our experiences in this amazing city we call home, London!”

Release date

Released on June 19, 2015


Patrick Okogwu – Jess Glynne – Gareth Keane – Krishane Murray – Lewis Jankel – Janee Bennett – Jermaine Jackson.



Chart Rankings

US – 2

UK – 1


‘Not Letting Go’ went straight to number one in the UK Singles Chart, making it Tinie Tempah’s sixth chart topper and Glynne’s fourth. It was certified gold in Australia, Italy and the UK with combined sales over 460 000 copies. The song topped the charts in Croatia, made it to number 2 in Scotland and reached number 13 on the Ultratop Flanders Charts in Belgium. It never made it to the US Billboard Hot 100.

Artist’s age on release date

Tinie Tempah and Jess Glynne were both 26 years old when they released this song.

Cover Versions

No cover versions.

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