British rapper Slowthai has leaped to No. 1 in the U.K., where his sophomore album “Tyron” is the new leader, while Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Driver’s License’ enters a sixth week at the top of the national singles chart.
The album is the rapper’s first #1 crowning glory, on the Official U.K. Albums Chart.
Coming In Hot
According to sources, Slowthai‘s “Tyron” was the week’s U.K. national best-seller on vinyl and it finishes with more than double the combined sales of its closest competitor, the prior week’s No. 1 Foo Fighter’s “Medicine At Midnight”.
Previously, the rapper enjoyed a chart placing, at No. 9 for his Mercury Prize-shortlisted 2019 album “Nothing Great About Britain”.
A Message To His Listeners
In an emotional message, Slowthai dedicates the album’s success to “anyone in a dark place”, thanking his fans and peers for helping him get through a difficult period in his life.
“This is proof that with persistence, heart, and enough good people, anything can happen,” Slowthai told a news source. “I appreciate it more than ever. I just hope by making this music and using me as an example, I can show you that life does get better. This is for all the voices that haven’t been heard. We’re Number 1 in the UK!”
Slowthai also dedicated the chart-topping record to his hometown, where he was raised, in the Lings area of Northampton: “I’ve always carried you on my back – I wouldn’t be me without you. This award means rehabilitation, revitalisation, to good will, health, and a brighter future.”
By: Anjana Sathyanarayan