Skepta Earns Gold With “Konnichiwa”

Skepta‘s new album Konnichiwa has been officially certified gold, shifting half a million units (or streaming equivalents) since its release earlier this year. While this may not be so remarkable compared to the goals getting kicked by his bro Drake, it is a giant leap for grime, which has continuously struggled to break ground in the US and almost anywhere outside the UK except for Australia, and even here it’s not as big as it could be.

The rapper, who unfortunately cancelled his recent Australia and New Zealand tour just days before he was supposed to touch down, took to social media to announce the news:

This isn’t the first accolade that Skepta has received for Konnichiwa; it was also nominated for the coveted Mercury Prize, which he won, beating out the likes of David Bowie and Radiohead.

You can read our review of Skepta’s album here.

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