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Stormzy’s Gang Signs & Prayer Is The No. 1 Album In The U.K.

The London MC’s debut is the first independently released grime album to top the U.K. chart.

March 03, 2017
Stormzy’s <I>Gang Signs & Prayer</i> Is The No. 1 Album In The U.K.

Stormzy's album Gang Signs & Prayer has debuted at No. 1 in the U.K., earning combined chart sales of 69,000 according to Official Charts Company data. The album is Stormzy's debut and marks the first No. 1 of his career.


Gang Signs & Prayer faced strong competition for the top spot from Rag'n'Bone Man and his album, Human. Stormzy came out on top though, having switched positions with the BRIT-winner throughout the week. The success was largely thanks to streams with the album breaking the U.K. record for the most first-week streams for a No. 1 album. The record previously belonged to Drake's VIEWS.

The independently released album is the first independent grime album No. 1 in U.K. chart history. Tinie Tempah topped the charts back in 2010 with his album Disc-overy, released via Parlophone/EMI.

Thumbnail image via Official Chart Company.

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