It looks like Nicki Minaj‘s latest studio album, The Pinkprint, has been streamed over 1 billion times on Spotify after she broke the news on her Instagram page a few days ago with the caption reading: “Is this true? Can I get a billion dollars instead? love u guys I AM #ThePinkprint”.
Nicki is not the first Young Money artist to reach this achievement as her label-mate Drake has also had over 1 billion views on his Views and If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late projects.
Congratulations to the Barbie on this amazing accomplishment!
In a car interview with Jordan Tower, Georgia rapper Shawty Lo shared his thoughts on Drake‘s upcoming collaboration projects with Kanye West and Gucci Mane.
You can check out what Lo said in the video after the jump below, as well as which joint album he would rather hear out of the two!
If you needed any more confirmation about a Drake and Kanye West collaboration project, the G.O.O.D. Music founder gives us it in a new interview with Vogue.
“We’re just working on music, working on a bunch of music together, just having fun going into the studio. We’re working on an album, so there’s some exciting things coming up soon.”
Yeezy did not give a release date for his and Drizzy‘s upcoming joint album, but hopefully it drops soon!
At the start of this month, Kanye West hinted at a collaboration album with Drake and during a stop on the “Summer Sixteen” tour in New York, Drizzy revealed he had been working on new music with Yeezy in the studio.
Now at the end of this month, a random billboard in Los Angeles has been put up that says “Calabasas is the new Abu Dhabi” with the OVO and G.O.O.D. Music logos at the bottom.
Even though this is not 100% confirmation, it does look like the 6 God and Kanye are really getting ready to drop a joint project. The official G.O.O.D. Music Twitter account shared an image of the Billboard too!
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!