Tinie Tempah is lining up Adele, Chris Brown and Usher to appear on his second album.
The ‘Written in the Stars’ rapper is currently working on new tracks and hoping to collaborate with a number of stars from the US, as well as “hopefully, fingers crossed, Adele.”
Tinie said a lot of his plans for collaborations come together at large music events, like the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, where he performed this weekend.
He told RollingStone.com: “I like seeing each other in these kinds of environments where everyone’s just drinking a beer and smoking a [cigarette] and chilling out. I think it definitely brings people together.”
Speaking about his hopes to collaborate with Adele earlier this year he said: “I would love to collaborate with her, it would be absolutely incredible, but it’s all about doing it on the right record.”
Tinie, 22, has also been in talks with Usher and Neptunes producer Pharrell Williams, as well as Irish band The Script.
He said: “Pharrell Wiliams has got some really amazing stuff. I’ve been talking to Usher a lot about getting in the studio so hopefully that happens.
“The Script have been sending me loads of stuff back and forth so it’s shaping up nicely. I don’t want to say too much, but it’s going to be fun.”
On his debut album, ‘Disc-Overy’, Tinie had guest stars including female singers Ellie Goulding and Kelly Rowland.
For the latest in fashion, beauty and culture, sign up to receive ELLE's bi-weekly newsletter