Skepta’s ‘Konnichiwa’ sales jump by 174% after Mercury win

‘Konnichiwa’ is back in the charts

Sales of Skepta’s album ‘Konnichiwa’ have surged by 174% after winning the Mercury Prize last week.

The grime MC’s fourth album climbed 40 places to number 13 in this week’s official albums chart following the win.


‘Konnichiwa’, which was released back in May, beat David Bowie and Radiohead to win the £25,000 prize.


Skepta is the second grime artist to win the Mercury Prize after Dizzee Rascal won with his debut ‘Boy In Da Corner’ in 2003.

The Tottenham born MC could also be in line to win three awards at this MOBO awards, having picked up nominations for best male, best album and best grime act.