Who is Aitch? Get to know the Manchester rapper taking over the charts

The 19-year-old 'Golden Boy' of Manchester counts Robbie Williams as a fan.

Aitch is a name that’s been pretty difficult to miss recently – he’s everywhere. And he’s just debuted in the Top 10 with his latest single Taste (Make It Shake).

It’s been a massive year already for the 19-year-old, who's racked up three Top 20 singles since June including Strike A Pose with Young T & Bugsey, and Kilos with Bugzy Malone. 

Aitch's latest track Taste (Make It Shake) debuted at Number 8 on the Official Singles Chart, its video racking up over 3 million views in just 11 days. He also appeared on a remix of Keisha & Becky by Russ & Tion Wayne which helped propel the song to the Top 10, alongside rappers Jay1, Sav’O, Swarmz and Vaults.

Let’s get to know him a little better, shall we?

Real first name Harrison, Aitch was born and raised in New Moston, Manchester. His songs are seriously catchy, with his crafty lyrics delivered effortlessly and with a sense of humour.

After standing out for his natural talent at freestyle rapping, he signed with the Northern Quarterz entertainment company to release his first track Straight Rhymez; clocking up over 12 million views and bringing him to the attention of Stormzy.

Check out Aitch showcasing his flair for freestyle in 2018 on Kenny Allstar’s 1Xtra show:

Any famous endorsements?

Where do we start?! On top of piles of support from his peers, GRM Daily and a place on the BBC Radio 1Xtra Hot For 2019 list, Aitch opened for Wiley and the late Cadet on their respective tours.

He was recently spotted filming something as-yet-unknown with Ed Sheeran and Birmingham rapper JayKae, plus, a lesser-known singer by the name of Robbie Williams shared a video of himself lip-syncing to Taste (Make It Shake).

Can I see him live any time soon or is everything already sold out?

You can! He’s going on a UK tour to support his upcoming EP AitcH20 (great name, by the way) – the original September tour sold out in seven minutes, so he’s announced a second leg in December. Tickets for those shows, listed below, go on sale on August 16.

Alternatively, if you’re heading to Reading or Leeds festival, you can catch him on the 1Xtra stage.

Any other interesting stuff I should know about?

He helped unveil the latest Manchester United away kit, and appeared as a guest on the super-popular YouTube interview series Chicken Shop Date.

The AitcH2O EP is out on September 6. Speaking to the Daily Star’s Wired column Aitch said, “this EP is a vibe, it’s a taster of what I’m about.”

See the announcement below:

Aitch20 tour dates December 2019:

03 December - Glasgow SWG3 TV Studio
04 December - Dublin The Academy
05 December - Bristol O2 Academy
10 December - Brighton Concorde 2
11 December - Cambridge Junction
12 December - Norwich Waterfront
13 December - Leicester O2 Academy
16 December - London O2 Forum Kentish Town
17 December - Birmingham O2 Institute
18 December - Newcastle University
19 December - Manchester Academy