JUST 16 days after releasing his No.1 debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer (GSAP), British rapper Stormzy has gone gold with sales exceeding 100,000.
“Grateful would be an understatement,” the south London-born star wrote on Twitter announcing the news.
Stormzy was relentless in the promotion of GSAP, surprising fans with performances and signings around the capital, powered by a carefully executed PR plan.
He beat fellow Brit, Rag’n’Bone Man, to the top spot in the Official UK charts andracked up the most first-week streams for a Number 1 album in chart history, surpassing the opening week of streaming giant Drake, and even surpassing the first-week streams of the powerhouse that is Justin Bieber and his latest album Purpose.
To celebrate his most recent accomplishment, the 23-year-old released the video for Cold, the second single to be released from the album.
The video shows young black children as Kings, Queens and CEOs.
“All my young Kings rise up, man, this is our year. And to my young Queens right there, it’s been a long time coming, I swear,” he raps in Cold.