Plan B is Benjamin Paul Ballance-Drew. He was born in Forest Gate on 22nd October 1983.
He is famous for his grime-pop-soul mash-up which stemmed from listening to Motown records and R&B tunes when he was younger. This earned him a number of cool accolades on the way: Best UK R&B/Soul in the 2010 MOBO Awards, three Ivor Novello Awards in 2011 and a BRIT Award for British Male Solo Artist in 2011.
In his early years, Plan B produced "Kidz"/"Dead and Buried” on his own label, Pet Cemetery Records. He then secured a contract with 679 Recordings.
During 2006-2007, Plan B toured extensively and was supported by a number of up-coming grime and dance artists including Professor Green and Example.
Plan B also wrote music and appeared in the film Harry Brown. His tune “End Credits” was a Top 10 hit, propelling him into the big time.
In April 2010, he produced his second album “The Defamation of Strickland Banks”, a mixture of Motown, Northern Soul, and pop. The album further reinforced Plan B’s unique style and lyrical magic. The album went on to reach number 1 in the UK Album Charts and went three times Platinum in the UK and two times Platinum in Europe.