Timothy McKenzie (born 21 March 1989, Hackney, London), better known by his stage name Labrinth, is an English singer-songwriter and record producer. McKenzie is signed to Simon Cowell's record label Syco, becoming the first non-talent show signing in six years. Initially, he was tipped to work as a producer, but Cowell signed him as a solo act. Labrinth made his debut appearance on the UK chart in March 2010, when his collaboration with Tinie Tempah, "Pass Out" reached number-one. This was followed by the number-two single "Frisky", another collaboration with Tempah. His first solo single, entitled "Let the Sun Shine" was released in September 2010 and reached number three in the same chart. His second single "Earthquake", was released in October 2011, and reached number 2 in the UK chart.