YouTuber JJ 'KSI' Olatunji has been branching out from traditional content, and now he's eyeing the top of the iTunes charts with the release of his song with Trippie Redd.
While the British star is best known for his videos on YouTube, he's beginning to make a name for himself both as a boxer and a music maker.
If you're performing at a festival, it's important to have something fans will enjoy, and it looks like KSI is solving that problem right now.
His song "Wake Up Call" featuring American rapper Trippie Redd has already climbed to number two on iTunes in the UK, slotting itself just below "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd and ahead of artists like the Jonas Brothers, Harry Styles, and Taylor Swift. it has since fallen to number nine in the USA but is still holding onto a top 10 spot for now.
It's an incredible feat for somebody who is just dipping their toes into the scene and it proves he has a reach beyond just YouTube.
"We are currently number 2 on iTunes," he tweeted. "This is actually insane. The support has been amazing. If we actually mage to get a number 1...As a YouTuber...Would be absolutely mad."
We are currently number 2 on iTunes. This is actually insane. The support has been amazing. If we actually manage to get a number 1...As a Youtuber...Would absolutely mad. Keep pushing anyway you can 🙌🏿🙌🏿 pic.twitter.com/10a9o4H2sm
— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) February 2, 2020
KSI will be part of the Parklife Festival in Manchester taking place June 13 through 14. He will be featured among several heavyweights in the music world such as Tyler, The Creator, Khaled, and several more.
He could use this as a measuring stick to see how big his music career can become depending on how big the turnout is.
My first ever Festival. This is a big opportunity to change a lot of people’s perception. I’m gassed and ready 🙌🏿 pic.twitter.com/q9cFso83LQ
— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) January 28, 2020
While he's not too well known for his music, he actually has released four albums since 2016, so he'll have plenty of choices when he decides what will best for playing to the crowd.
He has plans for a fifth album this year and it's possible he'll have it out in time for the festival, so he can debut some new material for his fans there.