South London MC, Stormzy had great 2015. He changed the game when he made history and became the first UK MC to chart with a freestyle when his Wicked Skengman 4 smashed into the charts at No #18 for the chart week commencing September 18 2015.
The Usain Bolt of Grime, further proved his dominance when a campaign was launched to make his ‘Shut Up’ freestyle, over Ruff Sqwad‘s classic ‘Havanna/Functions On The Low’ Christmas No. #1 ( #ShutUpForXmaNo1) surpassed his record set by Wicked Skengman 4. While it was probably launched for a bit of fun , the campaign soon picked up a bit of momentum, and presented itself as serious contender when it had shot up iTunes singles chart.
It was clear at this point, that fans really got behind this campaign, and that ‘Shut Up’ could actually make it into the top 10.
On the Friday, December 18,2015 the Official UK Singles Chart was published, and it confirmed that Stormzy had made history again, with ‘Shut Up’ going to No. #8, and becoming the highest-charting grime single in history (taking over from Lethal Bizzle’s -‘Pow! Forward’) , and the first to break into the Top 10.
There is no stopping Stormzy, the only left for him to do is to drop the album.
9th January 2016
w/c 4th January 2016