KSI lost out to The 1975 in a battle for number one, with the band releasing their fourth studio album Notes on a Conditional Form this week.
The news comes despite a campaign by fans of KSI to get the record to UK number one, with the YouTuber promising to shave his head if Dissimulation reached the top spot.
Responding in a series of tweets on Twitter, KSI said “the dreads live on”.
“On a real, Number 2 is ridiculous for my first solo album. Legit the army is OP.
“Get ready for me to laugh in the next video though,” he said.
YESSSSSSSS 2ND PLACE. NO BALDSKI HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA. THE DREADS LIVE ON!! #DreadSki
— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) May 29, 2020
While only entering number two in the UK charts, it was also revealed this evening that Dissimulation did manage to secure number one in Ireland.
Viewers took to social media platforms such as Twitter to show their support for the album across the week, using the hashtag #Baldski in a bid to see the YouTuber lose his hair.
In a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, KSI told viewers to ‘stop streaming’ the album, as Dissimulation reached number one on iTunes.
He said: “I can’t win. I tell you guys to stop buying my album, and you buy it more. I tell you guys to stop streaming my album, and you stream it more.
“For the first time in my life, yo, man looks peng. […] Do you know how dumb I’m gonna look bald?”
An article by the Official Charts Company also said it was leading on streaming and download formats, despite being in second place.
The album remained in the same spot a day later, following the release of the midweek Official Albums Chart Update.
Commenting on the position, KSI tweeted to say “there is hope” for his hair, before telling fans to buy his album in a video on Thursday.
“Pretty much, go crazy. Go crazy, ladies and gentlemen.
“So far, I’m second, and I get to keep my luscious hair,” he said, in the upload to his second YouTube channel.
The album didn’t move positions by the end of the week, as it was revealed that Dissimulation stayed at number two, with The 1975 claiming a fourth consecutive number one album.
KSI’s chart success follows fellow YouTuber LadBaby (real name Mark Hoyle) landing two consecutive Christmas number one singles in 2018 and 2019.
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