Rag’n’Bone Man has hit the huge time. Not only has he just got quantity 1 – that was clear thinking about mid-week sales – he’s also grow to be the quickest selling male debut album of the decade.
The Brighton soul singer-songwriter, real name Rory Graham, managed this record obtaining sold 117,000 copies across physical (which created up 67% of his total sales), download and streaming. This outstanding achievement signifies the rest of the rest of the Best ten combined do not add up to what he’s accumulated.
Impressively, the South London-based soul singer-songwriter has had a larger opening week than debut albums by the likes of Ed Sheeran (+, 2011) and Sam Smith (In The Lonely Hour 2014).
Offered that this time final year he was largely unknown, it’s strange and wonderful to mention him in the same breath as the following. But, only One particular Direction’s Up All Night (139k), Rebecca Ferguson’s Heaven (128k) and Noel Gallagher’s Higher Flying Birds’ self-titled release (123k), all released in 2011 sold far more.
The BRITs Critics’ Option Award has evidently been excellent leverage and he’s harnessed it much better than anyone, even Adele had reduced week 1 sales.
Gigwise premiered a reside session of his track ‘Human’ final year and praised him for being comparable to Cee Lo Green for the sheer majestic power of his vocals and the level of top quality in his voice is evidently a rare thing as it has magnetic pull.
Even the highly opinionated music sector guru Bob Lefsetz, who writes the Lefsetz letters, which have an intense brilliance and captivate readers from Steven Tyler to Rick Nielsen to Bryan Adams to Quincy Jones to Everybody who’s in the music company had praise for him. At Output conference in Belfast yesterday, he’s explained that he’s baffled that America are but to wake up to his talent. “There is not noise for him, it is crickets” he said. Cracking America is Rag’N’Bone Man’s subsequent challenge then.