Born 20 June 1982.
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Example - Jungle Jukebox

Example joins Toddla T in the studio for Jungle Jukebox.

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Elliot John Gleave (born 20 June 1982), better known by his stage name Example, is an English singer, songwriter and rapper signed to Epic Records and Sony Music. His name arose due to his initials being E.G., which is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase exempli gratia ("for example").

Example first found success with the release of his second studio album, Won't Go Quietly, which peaked at number 4 on the UK Albums Chart and peaked at number 1 on the UK Dance Chart. and followed his debut album "What We Made" which was heavily hip-hop influenced due to Gleave only knowing a hip-hop record producer at the time. The album had two top 10 singles, "Won't Go Quietly" and "Kickstarts". His third album Playing in the Shadows was released on 4 September 2011. The album topped the charts with two number 1 singles, "Changed the Way You Kiss Me" (produced by Michael Woods) and "Stay Awake" (produced by electronic duo Nero). His fourth album, The Evolution of Man was released on 19 November 2012 and peaked at number 13 on the UK Albums Chart and also peaked at number 1 on the UK Dance Chart.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Evolution of Man

    The Evolution of Man 2012

    Reviewed by Johnny Sharp
    Versatile London rave-rapper turns more misery into money.
  2. Review of Playing in the Shadows

    Playing in the Shadows 2011

    Reviewed by John Aizlewood
    A third album which should establish Example as a chart-topper for the long haul.
  3. Review of Won’t Go Quietly

    Won’t Go Quietly 2010

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    Somehow both tremendously boisterous and horrendously bland.