Stormzy's long-awaited album, Gang Signs & Prayer was released last week under the independent MERKY label and it is currently in the race to become this week's Number 1 album.
Features from Ghetts, J Hus, Kehlani and Raleigh Ritchie makes Stormy's debut album a stunning project. Managing to attract a wide demographic, the album quickly climbed its way up in the charts.
An interlude from Crazy Titch, an English Grime MC who is currently serving a life sentence for murder, shocked old-school fans of Grime and its founding fathers.
The release of Stormzy's album attracted the support of numerous celebrities including Adele, Rio Ferdinand, James Arthur and Bradley Walsh.
The music video of the lead single 'BIG FOR YOUR BOOTS' managed to receive 300,000 views in a matter of hours.
Many stars are backing Stormzy’s wish to hit the Number 1 spot on microblogging website Twitter, including DJ Logan Sama calling on his followers to ‘’leave the album on loop’’ via streaming site Spotify.
According to officialcharts.com:
The majority of Gang Signs & Prayer’s sales are coming from digital downloads (making up 58% of its sales so far), compared to 23% physical CDs and almost 20% on streaming. By comparison, Human continues to boast strong physical sales (75%) compared to downloads (23%) and streams (less than 3%).
You can support the album’s journey to Number 1 by streaming via Apple Music and Spotify or by purchasing through digital download platforms such as iTunes.