She was born on the 14th December 1991 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England. She is of Jamaican descent with six siblings. At an early age of five, Stefflon and her family moved to Rotterdam, Netherlands. Her years in Netherlands gave her the advantage to speak Dutch fluently.
At the age of fourteen, she went back to Britain to study at a London school.
Stefflon began singing and writing music dated back to her primary school days at an early age of 9. She recorded a “Hard Knock Life” hook for a rapper called Unique, though the song was never released. But she was surprised to hear her voice on the playback.
She also worked as a cake decorator and hairdresser before she made her career in music.
Stefflon Don was shot to fame and recognition after her 2017 single “Hurtin’ Me” featuring French Montana peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. In 2016, Don released her debut mixtape Real Ting, followed by another mixtape, Secure, in 2016 and 2018 respectively.
In 2015, Don made her first appearance by releasing a cover of Wretch 32’s “6 Words,” and went on to be featured on tracks like “Work” remix, Angel’s Hop On, as Lethal Bizzle’s “Wobble,” Sneakbo’s and KSI’s 2016 song “Touch Down”, which appears on the soundtrack of the 2017 film Baywatch.
Don also made her first appearance on an American song with the track “London” by singer Jeremih, and was later featured on Lil Yachty’s “Better” from the album Teenage Emotions. On 16 December 2016, Don released her first mixtape titled Real Ting.
In the spring of 2017, Don was signed to 54 London, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group that was created just for her.
Later that year, she was featured on the dancehall track “Instruction” with Jax Jones and Demi Lovato. The trio performed the song live for the first time in June 2018 at the Summertime Ball.
On 15 August 2017, she released the lead single “Hurtin’ Me” with American rapper French Montana from her debut EP titled Hurtin’ Me – The EP eventually topped number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. The EP was later released on 12 January 2018.
November 29, Don warn the Award for Best Female at the 2017 MOBO Awards.
In March 2018, Don was featured on the remix for American singer Halsey’s “Alone” along with American rapper Big Sean. The song peaked at 66 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her first entry on the chart, and also earned Stefflon Don her first Dance Club Songs number one. The music video was released on 6 April 2018.
In March 2018, Stefflon Don appeared on the front cover of the final print edition in the 66-year run of NME.
In March 2019, Don was featured on the Mariah Carey remix for the song “A No No” from her 2018 album, Caution.
In June 2018, Don was included in the XXL Freshman Class. On 17 August 2018, Don released her second mixtape Secure.
In March 2019, she collaborated with Wiley on the song “Boasty” and her vocals were featured on XXXTentacion’s posthumous track, “Royalty” in July 2019.
Awards and Nominations
Stefflon Don has won several awards, some and most recent of which include:
• Best female MOBO Awards in 2017.
• Best New Artist at NME Awards for her work Hurtin Me, in 2018.
• Nominee for Best International Act at BET Awards.
Her Personal life
Stefflon Don is a single mother of a son. In an interview with the Evening Standard in April 2018, she revealed that she has a son, who she had when she was 17 years old.
In February 2019, Don confirmed that she is in a relationship with Nigerian Afrobeats artist, Burna Boy.
Her Net Worth
Stefflon Don has indeed received global recognition in the field of music, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $1 million dollars.