AceShowbiz - Rapper Slowthai has scored his first number one album in his native U.K.
"Tyron" debuts atop the Official Albums Chart, easily toppling last week's first-placed album, the Foo Fighters' "Medicine At Midnight", with more than double the equivalent sales figures.
Thanking fans for helping to pull him through a difficult time in his life, he has dedicated the achievement to "anyone in a dark place".
"This is proof that with persistence, heart, and enough good people, anything can happen," Slowthai told OfficialCharts.com.
"I appreciate it more than ever. I just hope by making this music and using me as an example, I can show you that life does get better. This is for all the voices that haven't been heard. We're number one in the U.K.!"
He also dedicated the chart-topping record to his hometown, of Northampton. "I've always carried you on my back – I wouldn't be me without you. This award means rehabilitation, revitalisation, to good will, health, and a brighter future," he shared.
Meanwhile, Olivia Rodrigo has secured a sixth consecutive week in pole position on the Official Singles Chart, with "Drivers License" edging out rappers Lil Tjay and 6LACK's "Calling My Phone", which is new at two.