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Tinie Tempah's delight at birthday gig

Tinie Tempah was serenaded by 15,000 fans during a show in Manchester, England last week (ends13Nov11) as he celebrated his birthday onstage.

The British rapper marked his 23rd birthday with a gig at the Manchester Evening News Arena on 7 November (11), and he also threw a huge bash to celebrate his big day.

He says, "My manager interrupted half of the show to get everyone to sing Happy Birthday to me, which was kind of cool. And he got me a watch!

"I had a crazy party. It was absolutely fantastic, a great way to celebrate my 23rd birthday."