Elliot John Gleave (born 20 June 1982), better known by his stage name Example, is an English rapper and singer-songwriter signed to Epic Records and Sony Music. His name arose due to his initials being E.G., which is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase exempli gratia ("for example").
Example first found success with the release of his second studio album, Won't Go Quietly, which peaked at number 4 on the UK Albums Chart. and followed his debut album "What We Made" which was heavily hip-hop influenced due to Gleave only knowing a hip-hop record producer at the time. The album had two top 10 singles, "Won't Go Quietly" and "Kickstarts". His third album Playing in the Shadows was released on 4 September 2011. The album debuted at number 1 on the UK Album Charts with two number 1 singles, "Changed the Way You Kiss Me" (produced by Michael Woods) and "Stay Awake" (produced by electronic duo Nero). His fourth album, The Evolution of Man was released on 19 November 2012.
Example has confirmed that at least two new singles will be released in 2013, they include "All The Wrong Places" (produced and co-written by Gleave himself) and "Only Human". The first of these is scheduled for release on 8 September 2013 and should feature on his fifth studio album.