The first week numbers of album sales have just been announced, and Skepta has officially hit the number two spot on the UK album charts with ‘Konnichiwa’.
His fourth studio album has been met with international acclaim since it dropped last Friday and it pips Beyonce a position in the rankings. Skepta unfortunately loses out on the number one spot to Radiohead, with their new entry to the chart ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’.
‘Konnichiwa’ has sold a cumulative 35,065 copies, which was of course released on his own totally independent label Boy Better Know. He beats the achievement made by his brother Jme last year, who charted at number 12.
Streaming made up for 8504 worth of album sales, while 22074 were sold from permanent downloads. This is Skepta’s highest entry onto the album chart, with his third album ‘Doin’ It Again’ peaking at number 19.
If you still haven’t pree’d ‘Konnichiwa’ yet, then wake up and purchase it here, before reading our 1st listen review right here too.