Story of Song
Tempah first sang this song on Sony Ericsson’s Pocket TV. He said: “’Written in the Stars’ is a real passionate track about the sort of struggle that I’ve had to face. You know I just really feel it as something to perform at festivals as well so I thought I might as well get my practice and start warming up now.”
Released September 19, 2010
Eshraque Mughal – Patrick Okogwu – Eric Turner – Charlie Bernardo
Parlophone – Disturbing London
In the UK, this song became the second chart topper for Tempah, and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Platinum for sales over 600.000 copies. In the US, it peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Platinum for sales over 1 million copies. The song also topped the charts in Ireland and Scotland. Elsewhere, it reached the top 10 charts in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Norway, Romania, and Sweden. ‘Written in the Stars’ was certified Platinum in Australia, Canada, and Sweden. In Norway, it was certified 10 times Platinum.
Artist’s age on release date
Patrick Chukwuemka Okogwu, aka Tinnie Tempah, was 22 years old and Eric Turner was 33 years old when this song was released.
The Mend – Karmin – Jason Chen & Joseph Vincent – Julie Ann – Seth G (violin cover) – Caitlin De Ville (electric violin cover) – other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.