In a recent interview with London-based music, fashion, and culture magazine, The Face, St. Thomas deejay Skillibeng has declared himself “The greatest Dancehall artist of my era” while this will ignite a flurry of debates among fans and pundits, the “Bulletproof Skin” hitmaker is steadily making a case for his argument.
Chart Data, a credible statistical outlet that provides timely music updates using data extrapolated from several sources, including Billboard, Soundscan, Mediatraffic, the Official Charts Company, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Music Canada’s Gold and Platinum program, the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), Monitor Latino, Oricon, Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), Italian Music Industry Federation (FIMI), National Syndicate of Phonographic Publishing (SNEP) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) among others, recently announced that as at November 24, 2022, the Jamaican dancehall star had sold over 375,000 units of his global hit “Crocodile Teeth” in the United States.
The tweet read, “Skillibeng “Crocodile Teeth” US Update: 375K”
Based on this revelation, that would make Skillibeng one of the best-selling artists of this generation, a feat unmatched by any of his peers, therefore giving further credence to his claim.
The current standing also indicates that once he attains another 125,000 units of sale, the record will officially be certified Gold in the U.S.
2022 has been an excellent year for Skillibeng, with him achieving several feats, including a win at the recent MOBO Awards in London, England, for “Best Caribbean Music Act“. Next February, he will join American R&B superstar Chris Brown on the 13-city, U.K/ European leg of his “Under The Influence” tour with stops in London, Dublin, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Paris, Zurich, Oberhausen, Berlin, Brussels, Munich and Amsterdam.
The tour will get underway on February 12, 2023, at the 3 Arena in Ireland and culminate on March 6 at the Ziggo Dome in the Netherlands.