Stormzy has blazed his way to the top of the UK’s Official Singles Chart with comeback jam ‘Vossi Bop.’
And he’s made history in the process.
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Released as the first taste of his much anticipated sophomore album, the track has stormed in at #1 on the coveted tally – with colossal streaming figures.
The viral cut wracked up 12.7 million plays; a feat which sees the Londonder accrue the largest streams ever for a rapper. In doing so, he bested the previous record set by Drake’s ‘In My Feelings.’
Beyond streams, ‘Vossi’ earns the honour of scoring the second biggest first-week combined sales of the year (94,500), topped only by Ariana Grande’s ‘7 Rings’ (126,000).
Stormzy’s chart touch-down comes after a three way battle with Lil Nas’ ‘Old Town Road’ (which dropped to #2) and Taylor Swift‘s ‘ME!’ (which had to settle for a #3 opening).
Speaking to Official Charts, the 25-year-old said:
“Words don’t really do it justice. I’m genuinely, for once in my life, speechless! My supporters have had my back like crazy – this is all you guys, thank you so much”
The success bodes well for Stormzy, who’s headlining Glastonbury next month.