The English singer, songwriter and rapper released three studio albums on Ministry of Sound
Debuting with hip-hop influenced album What We Made on Mike Skinner (of The Street’s) label The Beats in 2006. Example then signed to Ministry of Sound in 2009 and got his first top 20 single with “Watch the Sun Come Up”. A top 10 with “Won’t Go Quietly” and top 3 with the anthemic “Kickstarts” followed, propelling second album, Won’t Go Quietly, into the top 5 and gold-certified status.
With third album Playing in the Shadows, Example went stratospheric in the UK, scoring back to back No.1’s with the epic, Brit Award-nominated “Changed The Way You Kiss Me”and rave generation call-to-arms “Stay Awake” with the album hitting the top spot to boot. The platinum-selling Playing in the Shadows propelled Example to headline festival slots and sold-out arena tours.
The campaign for fourth album The Evolution of Man kicked off with a collaboration with long-time compadre, Calvin Harris. Summer anthem “We’ll Be Coming Back” debuted at No.2, followed by Example’s own single “Say Nothing”, also charting at No.2 and the album going on to achieve gold status. Another sold out arena tour accompanied the album release and culminated with the biggest UK headline show of Example’s career, at Earl’s Court in February 2013.
Example’s final release on Ministry of Sound – with over 3 million singles and 750,000 albums sold - was the best of compilation #hits, featuring all his biggest chart smashes for the label plus remixes and a hit collaboration with Ministry of Sound label mate, Wretch 32, on “Unorthodox”.