Dutchavelli is a British Rapper, Singer, Songwriter from England. He was born on November 11, 1993, and raised in Birmingham, England. He is best known for his number of viral hits including ‘I Dunno’, ‘Burning’, and ‘808’, the former peaking at number 7 in the charts. Dutchavelli’s real name is Stephan Fabulous Allen and his sister’s name is Stefflon Don.
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Dutchavelli was born in Birmingham to parents of Jamaican and Trinidadian descent and has six siblings and is the fifth born of seven.
During his school time, he use to listen to music ranging from Bob Marley to Aretha Franklin.
After first recording in his teens, although he was spurred on by those around him, at age 17 he was handed a six-year prison sentence for an unspecified offense which delayed the start of his music career.
Dutchavelli began his career in 2016 releasing the song ”New Jack City” whilst making appearances on Rinse FM.
In 2018, he was involved in a firearm charge which leads him to two years of imprisonment but later the main charge was dropped and he was released in a few months.
After being released, he began to gain recognition in 2020 with a series of hits which began with ”Only If You Knew” which racked up 20 million views in eight months.
Further hits such as ”Surely” alongside collaborations with artists such as Stormzy and M Huncho.
He has worked with artists such as Stormzy, Gzuz, Aitch, and Tion Wayne and has achieved Top 40 hits with songs such as “I Dunno”, “Burning” and “808”, the former peaking at number 7 in the charts.