According to the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA), Drake‘s VIEWS album reached double Platinum status in the USA last week on June 9th.
This means that VIEWS has had over 2 million sales since it was first released six weeks ago. It first went Platinum in just one week after the project dropped.
A big help with this verification is that the RIAA have adjusted their rules to let streaming count towards album certifications. Congratulations to Drizzy on this great achievement!
Drake‘s VIEWS album is No. 1 again this week on Billboard‘s “Top 200 Albums” chart, which makes it six consecutive weeks that it has been in the top spot!
According to Nielsen Music, Drizzy Drake‘s latest project VIEWS sold 135,000 units this past week – 81,000 in streaming, 32,000 in traditional album sales, and 22,000 in track equivalent album units.
The last male artist to have his album No. 1 on the chart for six weeks in a row was 50 Cent with The Massacre back in 2005. Eminem also has seven non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 with his Recovery album in 2010, so do you think Drizzy can grab that accomplishment next?
According to Billboard, Drake‘s latest album VIEWS has officially been streamed over 1 billion times! We got news a few days ago that the project was No. 1 on the “Top 200 Albums” chart for five straight weeks in a row and now we get news it has been streamed around 1.07 billion times since it was released.
This is not the first album from Drizzy that has been streamed over 1 billion times as his If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late project, which was released last year, has around 1.06 billion streams. Congratulations to the 6 God on another amazing accomplishment!
Drake‘s latest studio album, VIEWS, has now been #1 on the Billboard “Top 200 Albums” chart for 5 weeks in a row after selling 152,000 units this past week.
Some more great news for Drizzy is that his “One Dance” single featuring Kyla and Wizkid is also still No. 1 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart. This makes it the 6 God‘s third week in a row at #1, but four weeks non-consecutively.
This last music artist to lead Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” and “Hot 100” charts was Adele with her 25 album and “Hello” single. However, she did this for 6 weeks, so do you think Drizzy Drake can keep it going that long? 50 Cent was also the last rapper to have this achievement with The Massacre and “Candy Shop” back in 2005!
In part 3 of her interview with DJ Smallz, the Young Money Princess spoke on Adele‘s first week numbers for her 25 album, which was 3.38 million copies.
Shanell also shared her thoughts on if she thinks white music artists are becoming the face of black music.
Hit the jump to check out what SnL said!
Chris Athens chopped it up with MTV News earlier this month about his contribution to Drake‘s brand new album, VIEWS, which is available in stores and online now.
The mastering engineer spoke on what it means to master a project, what it was like working on VIEWS, receiving the music just 48 hours before it was supposed to drop, putting the finishing touches on it about 12 hours before the release, how Drizzy‘s team found out about his work, and more.
You can read everything Athens said about working on Drizzy Drake‘s VIEWS album after the jump below!
Christina Milian visited Hot 97’s “Ebro In The Morning” radio show recently to chop it up with Ebro and Laura Stylez, which you can watch in the video after the jump below.
During their interview, Tina Turn Up spoke on her family, Jas Prince, co-parenting with The-Dream, being in an abusive relationship earlier on in her life, her 4U EP, playing Magenta in the upcoming The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake, and more.
Throughout the conversation, Christina also spoke on what happened with her and Lil Wayne‘s relationship, Karrine Steffans‘ comments, Wayne chasing her for 15-years before he dated her, Tha Carter V, having 3 features on the upcoming album, and confirmed C5 was completed a long time ago. She even revealed that she wouldn’t date Weezy again, but would possibly still have sex with him!