According to the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA), Drake‘s VIEWS album reached triple Platinum status in the USA earlier this month on August 3rd.
This means that VIEWS has had over 3 million sales since it was first released on May 6th (digitally it was April 29th).
VIEWS is also the first project this year to go 3x Platinum, so a big congratulations to the 6 God on this amazing achievement!
On the final night of his 7th annual OVO Fest at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada a few days ago (August 1st), Drake brought out Kanye West as a surprise guest.
While on stage before performing “Father Stretch My Hands Part 1“, Yeezy asked the crowd who is ready to hear a collaboration album from himself and the 6 God:
“Toronto, I got one question for you – is y’all ready for this album? I wasn’t talking about Pablo. I wasn’t talking about Views. I wanna ask y’all right now, are y’all ready for this album?”
If you recall back to February in 2015, Kanye also revealed that him and Drizzy began to record a joint album titled Wolves, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this project does come out sometime in the future.
Hit the jump to see West tease the crowd about a Drizzy collaboration project!
Drake‘s VIEWS album has stayed put at No. 1 on Billboard‘s “Top 200 Albums” chart after earning another 85,000 sales this past week (including streams).
This is now the twelfth non-consecutive week VIEWS has been in the top spot, which means the 6 God is 1 week away from surpassing the Frozen soundtrack that was No. 1 for thirteen-weeks back in 2014.
The very last male music artist to spend more than twelve weeks at No. 1 was Billy Ray Cyrus with his Some Gave All album back in 1992. He spent a total of seventeen-weeks in the top spot, so hopefully Drizzy can get to that same achievement!
For the eleventh non-consecutive week, Drake‘s VIEWS album remains at No. 1 on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart after selling around 89,000 copies (including streams)!
The last project to spend 11 weeks in the top spot was Taylor Swift’s 1989 album last year. However, the last album that was No. 1 for more than 11 weeks was the Frozen soundtrack back in 2014 with 13 weeks, so do you think Drizzy can surpass that?
The tracklisting for DJ Khaled‘s upcoming Major Key album, which will be released next Friday (July 29th), has made its way online and Nicki Minaj is a confirmed feature on it.
Nicki is featured on a song called “Do You Mind” and it will also feature Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future, and Rick Ross.
As well as the Young Money Barbie, Major Key will also feature her label-mates Drake on “For Free” and Lil Wayne on “Tourist“!
Since being replaced at No. 1 last week by Blink-182 on Billboard‘s “Top 200 Albums” chart, Drake‘s VIEWS album is now back in the top spot this week after selling around 92,000 copies (plus streams).
This means VIEWS has been No. 1 for ten non-consecutive weeks and it is only the tenth album to do so in the last 20 years! Drizzy now has the most weeks at No. 1 with a solo project by a male music artist since Billy Ray Cyrus’ Some Gave All album did 17-weeks in the top spot back in 1992.
VIEWS is also the highest-selling album released in 2016 with around 1.34 million units sold so far. The 6 God‘s project is just behind Adele’s 25 album, which was released in 2015, to be the biggest-selling album this year as that has around 1.44 million units sold in 2016.
Cory Gunz performed live during the 2016 Hudson Valley Throw Back Music Fest at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York on May 22nd.
While backstage, Cory revealed to Sierra Image Films that he is currently working on his Kriminal Minded project and a collaboration album with producer Nottz.
The Gunna also mentioned that his Kriminal Minded EP is in the final stages right now and it will be released in a couple of months. This interview took place in May, so that means we could be hearing the project this month!
You can check out Gunz‘ conversation backstage at the show below, as well as see him perform his verse off Lil Wayne‘s “A Milli” single.