'He's got an incredibly loyal fanbase': How Dave hit No.1 with debut album

Andre Paine

Dave’s album Psychodrama was powered to No.1 by “massive” streaming numbers.

The independent UK rapper’s debut edged out Foals to reach the summit in a close chart battle.

While the Official Charts Company total of 26,390 units was in line with sales of other No.1 albums, the proportion from streams – 78.8% - was unprecedented for a UK artist chart-topper.

“It’s massive, the numbers that he’s putting on the board first week are comparable with major label pop artists,” Austin ...

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