Skepta's Konnichiwa sales have jumped 260% since his Mercury Prize win

It’s been just over a week since Skepta took home the coveted Mercury Prize and, according to the Official Charts, Konnichiwa has surged 40 places since his win.

It’s usual for artists to receive a surge in sales following a win of that stature and Music Week analysis puts the rise at a staggering 260%, according to midweek figures.

The Boy Better Know MC became the first grime artist to win the Mercury Prize since Dizzee Rascal did so 13 years ago with his debut Boy In Da Corner, and sales for his album have now reached 85,393.

And Skepta might have to make more space in his trophy cabinet after being nominated for three Mobo Awards, including best male, best album and best grime act.

In the words of Skepta: Greatness!

More in this Section

Harry: I will protect my family but me and William are ‘on different paths’Harry: I will protect my family but me and William are ‘on different paths’

Lana Del Rey on Donald Trump cultureLana Del Rey on Donald Trump culture

One contestant gets another shot on The X Factor: CelebrityOne contestant gets another shot on The X Factor: Celebrity

Plans for Footballers’ Wives the musicalPlans for Footballers’ Wives the musical


Carol O’Callaghan continues her round-up of home interior shops in country towns and the outer reaches of our cities, finding more treasure troves which offer something new and a touch of exclusivityMade in Munster: The best interior shops in country towns

When the Irish Examiner broke the news that an ultra-inquisitive deer photobombed newlyweds at Killarney’s Ladies View the story went viral.Wedding of the Week: Time for Australian celebrations for bride and groom photobombed by deer

At the start of the 10th and final episode of Confronting: OJ Simpson, a series which has been downloaded over five million times since launching in June, host Kim Goldman is in tears, talking to her father about how strong he was through the murder of her brother, his son,Ron Goldman.Podcast Corner: Host relives brother’s death in famous case

Thomas McCarthy pays tribute to his late friend — poet and journalist Seán Dunne'Seán Dunne was one of the most loved people I ever knew'

More From The Irish Examiner