Keshi’s ‘Gabriel’ Lands First Artist of 2022
of keshi first studio album GABRIEL won the Top New Artist Debut of 2022 with the highest first-week sales for a debut album – landing GABRIEL a place in the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 and in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top Album Sales chart.
Released via Island Records, keshi’s thrilling album has received praise from MTVstating: “ GABRIEL is a raw and revealing portrait of the man behind the artist”, while NPR says: “On his first album GABRIEL keshi shows newfound confidence..” Gabrielle was also critically acclaimed Seduce, Result, SHOCK, rolling stoneand more.
The album, for the first time, finds the 27-year-old singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist as the main character in its articulated sonic universe. “ GABRIEL is a record that turned out to be much more personal than I had anticipated from the start,” keshi explained. “It ended up being a way for me to process the experience of going from a much less public life to one that I’ve been having a little more trouble navigating lately. I thought about success, to purpose, family, pressure and failure; how time is my only commodity and how sex is but skin; how little I care what people have to say and how important it is at the same time. It reminded me how much fun making music is supposed to be and that it is just as much listened to as its words are heard. This is an album that I hopes sincere, varied and to which you can return again and again.
With over 1.8 billion streams worldwide, keshi’s growing success is amazing. He commands a large and loyal fanbase without ever releasing a full project before. GABRIEL. The North American and European leg of his upcoming headlining tour, HELL/HEAVEN, sold out in presale, resulting in the addition of larger dates and venues. GABRIEL captures the nuances that make keshi beloved and a household name in the making.