Dissimulation was released on 22 May.
— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) May 21, 2020
Many of KSI’s fellow YouTubers shared their thoughts with their followers, urging them to give the album a listen.
“Love it when hard-working people get the crown they deserve.”
— 𝙅𝙊𝙎𝙃 𝙕𝙀𝙍𝙆𝙀𝙍 (@ZerkaaHD) May 21, 2020
— Craig Thompson (@MiniLaddd) May 22, 2020
If you’re from UK and you don’t tweet/support KSI’s album then you’re a loser
He is the reason we are all eating
— Randolph (@RandolphUK) May 21, 2020
James Marriott wrote:
“KSI has paved the way for the new wave of YouTube music and you should definitely give his s**t a listen. Big ups, @KSIOlajibet, congrats on everything.”
Whilst I think dropping an album on the same day as the 1975 was brave. KSI has paved the way for the new wave of YouTube music and you should all definitely give his shit a listen. Big ups @KSIOlajidebt, congrats on everything.
— James Marriott (@JamesMarriottYT) May 22, 2020
Nobody is doing it like @KSIOlajidebt , it’s mad
— Gee ☁️ (@GeeNelly) May 21, 2020
KSI shared on Twitter that the album had received more than 105 million streams, a number that continues to rise, as the album has only been live for less than a day.
In the lead-up to the release of Dissimulation, many commented on how KSI was releasing the album on the same day that The 1975 were releasing their own, with many speculating on how both would fair on the official charts.
Upon its release, Dissimulation made it to the top of the iTunes UK chart. As of publishing, it sits as the number one album, just one spot above The 1975’s Notes On A Conditional Form.
Fans were quick to share their excitement over the release:
If you think KSI cant rap, listen to this, I guarentee it will change your mind. pic.twitter.com/IzmSeNzlP3
— 𝔀𝓲𝓵𝓵🦋🇸🇦 (@aImirxn) May 21, 2020
From Playing Fifa in his bedroom too:
31 Mill subs across 2 channels
Record-breaking YT boxing event
Debut album Number 1 Itunes charts (Right now)
— AFK (@SlimShadyAFK) May 21, 2020
— rebecca 🌵 (@bxndito_) May 21, 2020
Sorry, can we just take a minute to respect that this is KSI’s FIRST SOLO ALBUM🙏🏻and he’s fully gone and BANGEDDD IT. Even if you aren’t a fan of KSI, you just gotta respect the grind and hard work that’s been put into this MASTERPIECE 🔥🔥🔥
— harls-STREAM DISSIMULATION! (@harleymurphyyy) May 21, 2020
If there’s one thing the release of Dissimulation shows, it’s that KSI isn’t letting the coronavirus pandemic stop him from showing both the internet and the mainstream world that he’s a force to be reckoned with.
What do you think of the release? Be sure to send us a tweet to @TenEightyUK on and let us know!
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