The charts this week have shown an incredible success for UK Grime legend Skepta on label Boy Better Know, with his highly anticipated album ‘Konnichiwa‘ coming in at number two in the UK charts overtaking usual chart toppers such as Beyoncé and Drake – a huge breakthrough for Grime music and culture, now starting to branch out internationally, particularly in the US.
Konnichiwa, released on May 6th, includes top singles ‘Shutdown’, ‘That’s Not Me’ and ‘Ladies Hit Squad’ with featuring artists from the likes of Jme, Wiley and Pharell Williams
Current chart positions for ‘Konnichiwa’:
United Kingdom: #2
Australia Urban chart: #5
USA: Rap Album #11
France: Download charts: #30
USA: Top Current Album #88 .
USA: Top 200 Albums Chart #160