The Tottenham MC's fourth album also won the Mercury Prize back in September
The album, which was the Tottenham MC’s first full-length release since 2011’s ‘Doin’ It Again’, finally came out in May after Skepta played a special launch show in Tokyo. ‘Konnichiwa’ went on to win the Mercury Prize in September, beating off competition from the likes of David Bowie, Radiohead and Savages.
Sales of ‘Konnichiwa’ jumped by at least 174% after his Mercury win, which no doubt contributed to the news that the album has now been certified gold in the UK. As The Fader reports, the 34-year-old took to Instagram yesterday (November 7) to reveal the honour.
“WE DID IT,” he wrote. “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 MC then posted a video of himself celebrating the achievement by dancing to Spandau Ballet’s 1983 hit ‘Gold’. See that below.
Skepta took part in the ‘Music and Revolution’ event in London this past weekend as part of his collaboration with Levi’s Music Project. See the best of the action in photos here.