Chart-topping, multi-platinum selling hip-hop artist Kid Ink will tour the UK in October with his sophomore album, ‘Full Speed’, out now via Tha Alumni Music Group/88 Classic/RCA Records, which went straight into the top 10 of the UK Official Album Charts on release.
The album’s first single, ‘Body Language’ featuring Usher and Tinashe, has been streamed over 42 million times worldwide and declared as “another infectious rap track with a club-ready beat and an R&B assist” by MTV. The eye-catching video has received over 27 million views and earned MTV Jams’ “Jam of the Week” status.
“I named my last album ‘My Own Lane’ because that’s exactly how I felt at the time. After having an amazing year, I feel like I am just now hitting my stride and I’m going full speed in my own lane on this album.”
My Own Lane entered at #1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart, #2 on Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and #3 on both the Top 200 and Top Digital Albums charts, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Since its release, the album has accrued worldwide TEA and album sales of over 730,000. The album’s hit single “Show Me” is RIAA-certified double platinum in the US, gold in Australia and Canada. The single holds the record for the most weeks at #1 on the Rap Airplay chart for 18 weeks and was the #1 airplay record at Rhythmic radio for 2014 making Ink the #2 airplay artist at that format behind Chris Brown. Ink’s follow-up single, “Main Chick,” is certified gold and was the most added song at Urban Mainstream radio at the time of release. The videos for both aforementioned songs were viewed over 126 million times with “Show Me” garnering VEVO certified status crossing 100 million views. Not one to rest on his laurels, Ink has performed over 200 shows in over 24 countries this year, inclusive of his recent sold-out “My Own Lane European Tour.”
Kid Ink tours the UK this Autumn:
15th October – Bristol Academy
16th October – Southampton O2 Guildhall
18th October – Birmingham Academy
19th October – Glasgow O2 ABC 2
20th October – Manchester Apollo
21st October – Brixton Academy
Official Site: http://kidinkmusic.com