Tiffany Calver (GB)
When Tiffany Calver was growing up in the rural Shropshire town of Telford, Saturday nights were spent listening to BBC Radio 1’s Rap Show, dancing around the living room with her mum. By the age of 24, she had become the first ever woman to host the iconic show, with a reputation as one of the most influential people of the British music scene, known not just as a DJ and broadcaster, but a curator, tastemaker and advocated, winning awards from Music Week’s Rising Star (2019), to DJMag’s Best Radio Show (2020).
In March 2023, the now 28-year-old stepped down from the celebrated role in order to make way for her own, all-new, multi-genre BBC Radio 1Xtra show, the Tiffany Calver Show on Friday nights 9-11pm, which launched in June (2023) and marks the next phase in the evolution of one of British music’s defining voices, alongside her numerous other high-profile and impactful projects.
Her international, global reach can boast career-defining accolades including open for Beyoncé and Jay-Z on their On The Run II tour in 2018, and a prolific European and UK 2019 UK tour support for Drake, alongside curating a musical program of British talent for the shows. This further cemented Tiffany’s global status as Britain’s most elite rap expert and tastemaker.
Tiffany also fronts her own culture-defining record label, No Requests, (with Polydor) which acts as an exhilarating next step in her mission to champion future UK talent. Beyond the label, No Requests has evolved to include merch, soon-to-come clothing and Tiffany’s infamous parties and club nights, as well as plans for more mentorship and community support, whether that be providing DJ equipment, or setting up workshops.
Tiffany’s television presenting debut, Drill on Trial, has aired this year and is a current affairs documentary made in collaboration with the BBC.