WE DID IT #KonnichiwaIsGold - Infinite thanks to everybody listening worldwide for real, to all that offered me their help and time along the way I love you spiritually and this is still just the beginning, beast mode loading. Boy Better Know forever, Greatness only. The weekend just became 1 day longer. Link up.. Jheeeeze 🏆☺️🌎🍾❤️⚔️👽🍿📺💡🔮👅💯🃏💫
In September, Skepta won the Mercury Prize for his Konnichiwa album, becoming the first grime MC to win the prize since Dizzee Rascal in 2003. In the week following the award, it was reported that Konnichiwa's sales had increased 226%. This bump may have just helped the London artist reach a chart milestone; Skepta took to Instagram on Monday to announce that Konnichiwa, released in May, has reached the 100,000 sales mark and been certified gold in the U.K.
"Infinite thanks to everybody listening worldwide for real," Skepta wrote on Instagram. "To all that offered me their help and time along the way I love you spiritually and this is still just the beginning." Skepta recently joined A$AP Mob in their Money Man short film, appearing on “Put That on My Set” with A$AP Rocky. See his announcement on Instagram above and watch Skepta celebrate the accomplishment below.