Jamal Edwards Dies - Music Entrepreneur, YouTube Star 31

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Jamal Edwards is an English music entrepreneur known for founding SBTV.

A YouTube music channel dedicated to breaking emerging artists in the UK, died Sunday at 31.

Edwards’ company confirmed his death to the BBC.

No other details have been released about his death.

Edwards was born in Luton in 1990 and was raised in Acton, West London.

In 2006, he founded SBTV on YouTube, a channel focused on discovering emerging artists.

The channel would help launch the careers of high-profile artists like Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Dave, Skepta, Rita Ora, and Stormzy.

Many credit Edwards and SBTV for helping popularize grime music in and beyond the UK.

The channel currently has over 1.2 million subscribers.

After news broke of the music figure’s passing, tributes have been pouring in.

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