The Long Way Home (Krept and Konan album)
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|The Long Way Home|
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|Released||3 July 2015|
|Krept and Konan chronology|
|Singles from The Long Way Home|
The Long Way Home is the debut studio album by British hip hop duo Krept and Konan. Originally scheduled for release on 6 July 2015, the album was released a day early on 5 July 2015 by Play Dirty, Virgin EMI and Def Jam. The album features guest appearances from British singers Emeli Sandé, Rebecca Garton and Ed Sheeran, American singer Jeremih, American rappers Rick Ross, YG and Wiz Khalifa, British rapper Skepta and Derrick Morgan. The title, artwork and release date was published on 23 March 2015 via Twitter.
The lead single "Freak of the Week" featuring Jeremih became a top ten hit and also became Krept and Konan's first top 40 entry. The Long Way Home received positive reviews from critics and entered the UK Albums Chart at number 2 while topping the UK R&B Chart.
"Certified" featuring American rapper Rick Ross was released as a promotional single on 27 March 2015, along with a lyrics video.
The first official single "Freak of the Week" featuring Jeremih was released on 28 June 2015 and entered the UK Singles Chart at number 9, becoming Krept and Konan's first top 40 entry and highest-charting single, as well as becoming Jeremih's second highest-charting single in the UK after "Don't Tell 'Em" featuring YG.
The Long Way Home debuted at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart on 10 July 2015, beaten only by Ed Sheeran's x. The album entered at number 1 on the UK R&B Chart and UK Digital Chart. The Long Way Home is Krept and Konan's highest-charting project, surpassing the performance of the mixtape Young Kingz (2013) which peaked at number 19.
|1.||"The Long Way Home" (featuring Derrick Morgan)||7:39|
|2.||"Last Night" (featuring YG)||4:14|
|3.||"Fell Apart (Interlude)" (featuring Konan's Mum)||Konan's Mum||0:46|
|4.||"Fell Apart / Lucky Ones"||5:04|
|6.||"Do It for the Gang" (featuring Wiz Khalifa)||ADP||4:31|
|7.||"I Don't Know" (featuring Rebecca Garton)||4:45|
|8.||"Certified" (featuring Rick Ross)||4:19|
|9.||"Because of You"||3:44|
|10.||"Think About It"||Levi Lennox||4:04|
|11.||"Freak of the Week" (featuring Jeremih)||3:45|
|12.||"Wait Up for Me (Interlude)"||Ragz Originale||0:46|
|13.||"Wait Up for Me / Waiting"||5.07|
|14.||"F.W.T.S / Active" (featuring Skepta)||ADP||4:31|
|15.||"Dreams" (featuring Ed Sheeran)||5:01|
|16.||"Roses" (featuring Emeli Sandé)||Levi Lennox||4:21|
|UK Albums (OCC)||2|
|UK Digital Albums (OCC)||1|
|UK R&B Albums (OCC)||1|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||60,000^|
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
|Ireland||3 July 2015||Virgin EMI|
|United Kingdom||5 July 2015|
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- "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
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- "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
- "British album certifications – Krept and Konan – The Long Way Home". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type The Long Way Home in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.