YouTuber and rapper KSI has surpassed the UK albums chart at the second trial with All Over The Place. The album highlights a raft of modern top 10 singles, including Holiday, Don’t Play, Really Love, and Patience, and guest presentations from other stars including Future, Anne-Marie, 21 Savage, Yungblud, and Craig David.
The 28-year-old beats Bono’s son’s band Inhaler off top spot, while Olivia Rodrigo resides in second with Sour. The Watford YouTuber turned boxer switching to rapper/singer has been building a name for himself for more than a decade.
Initially building a following by uploading commentaries on Fifa football video games, he now has more than 23 million subscribers to his channel and will play thousands of fans on the main stage at Reading and Leeds festivals next month.
He also had big plans for his new record label, The Online Takeover. In his own words, see how he is jubilant about his success.
“Your boy did it. I finally got it, a number one album – mad! I never imagined I’d ever notice one of these. I have no right – I’m a YouTuber! I want to run like Lil Wayne with Nicki Minaj, Tyga and Drake. I need to make an artist more significant than me to the point where I can relax, and I’m still making money.” added KSI – whose real name is Olajide Olatunji.
Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ” Olatunji is famously known as KSI, is an English YouTuber and rapper. He was born on 19 June 1993. KSI was ranked number 2 by The Sunday Times in its list of the top 100 UK influencers in 2019. He is also a member of the British YouTube group identified as the Sidemen.
KSI registered his principal YouTube account in 2009 and developed a subsequent posting gaming-commentary videos of the FIFA video entertainment series. His follower base has expanded; therefore, his YouTube content has broadened to include vlog and comedy form videos. As of March 2021, he has above 34 million subscribers and over 8 billion video views over his two YouTube channels.
Dissimulation, KSI’s 2020 debut studio album, debuted at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart. He has accomplished twelve top 40 singles on the UK Singles Chart, seven of them finishing up in the Top 10 and five of them ending up in the Top 5. KSI featured in the British comedy film Laid in America (2016) and was the theme of KSI: Can’t Lose (2018), a documentary film following the build-up to his first amateur boxing fight against British YouTuber Joe Weller. He was involved in two different boxing events against American YouTuber Logan Paul, the second of which was a professional bout.
KSI validated that he also holds over ten properties “all around England” with a linked worth of over £10 million. In 2020, The Sunday Times calculated KSI’s earnings to be £12 million a year and a year later. Furthermore, they understood that his expected earnings had advanced up by another £13 million. Finally, in 2021, KSI admitted that he had profited approximately $5 million from funding his money into cryptocurrencies.
KSI was featured on “Lighter” by British DJ and record producer Nathan Dawe. The song surpassed number three on the UK Singles Chart and grew to one of the UK’s best-selling songs of 2020. It has been accredited platinum by the BPI for 600,000 units in the UK, and it was nominated for Best British Single at the 2021 BRIT Awards. KSI was also featured on “Loose” by Zimbabwean-British artist S1mba, which peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.