As hot streaks go, Stormzy‘s career is scorching!
The Brit-Ghanian rapper earned his third #1 in the UK last week with the Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy assisted ‘Own It.’ A track which now has the distinct honor of being the country’s first chart-topper of the decade.
Now, a week on, he’s not only retained the top spot – he’s mirrored the win on the album chart.
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The latest issue of the tally sees the MC’s sophomore effort ‘Heavy Is The Head’ climb from #2 to #1.
It comes as quite the coup for the project, which opened at #2 during the competitive Christmas tracking week.
In rising to pole position, it matches the peak of Stormzy’s 2017 debut ‘Gang Signs & Prayer,’ while netting him the coveted chart double. A feat just two acts managed over the course of the last year (Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran).
As for what lit a match under the LP?
Well, beyond the success of ‘Own It’ and ample promotion (see: album signings across the country), Stormzy has been locked in a high-profile beef with Grime pioneer Wiley – with both dropping multiple diss tracks. All of which have racked up millions of views + listens a piece.