The first week sales for Drake‘s More Life playlist are in! According to Nielsen Music, the project has moved around 505,000 units since first being released on March 18th, so a big congratulations to the 6 God is in order.
Breaking down the 505,000 number, there were 257,000 sales from streaming equivalent albums, 226,000 from traditional album sales, and 23,000 from TEA units.
As More Life also went No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, this is now Drizzy‘s seventh No. 1 album of his career, which makes him tied with Eminem and Kanye West for the second most No. 1 projects in hip-hop. Jay Z is in the lead with a total of 13.
In a recent interview with HipHopDX, Jason Derulo spoke on Nicki Minaj dissing Remy Ma on his “Swalla” singe, also featuring Ty Dolla $ign.
The singer revealed he didn’t realize Nicki had sent shots to Remy in her verse at first, but he thinks what she did was “some legendary shit”.
Jason also discussed whether he thinks the Barbie and Ma‘s beef is good for the hip-hop culture. You can read exactly what he said below!
According to the reliable concert database website POLLSTAR, Drake‘s “Summer Sixteen” tour collected around $84.3 million in 2016; making it the highest-earning rap tour with Kanye West’s “Saint Pablo” tour in second place grossing $52.8 million.
Click here to check out POLLSTAR’s “Year-End Top 100 Worldwide Tours” stats for 2016. Drizzy also shared this amazing news on his Instagram page here.
The 6 God will be soon kicking off his “The Boy Meets World” tour in Europe!
Drake won a total of four awards at the 2016 American Music Awards, which took place last Sunday (November 20th) in Los Angeles.
Out of 13 nominations, Drizzy took home awards in the categories: “Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop” for Views, “Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop”, “Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop” for “Hotline Bling“, and “Favorite Song – Soul/R&B” for Rihanna’s “Work“.
If you can recall, the 6 God also broke a record at this year’s AMAs by surpassing Michael Jackson’s 11 nomination record back in 1984!
The nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards, which will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 20th, have been announced.
Drake picked up a total of 13 nominations in the categories “Artist Of The Year”, “Collaboration Of The Year”, “Video Of The Year”, “Favorite Male Artist”, “Favorite Album”, and “Favorite Song”.
You can see who Drizzy‘s competition is to win his awards below. In related news, the 6 God has also surpassed Michael Jackson‘s 11 nomination record at the AMAs that he set all the way back in 1984!
Drake‘s VIEWS album is still currently No. 1 on Billboard‘s “Top 200 Albums” chart, which now makes it nine consecutive weeks that it has been in the top slot! In other words, since VIEWS dropped it has been No. 1 every single week!
According to Nielsen Music, Drizzy‘s latest album sold 111,000 units in the past week with streams and sales. VIEWS has now surpassed Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP (eight weeks) to claim the third-most weeks in the top spot by a hip-hop album.
The 2 albums above Drizzy Drake are Vanilla Ice’s To The Extreme album with 16 weeks at No. 1 and MC Hammer’s Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em album with 21 weeks at No. 1. Do you think the 6 God can surpass these projects with VIEWS?
We saw a sneak peek a month ago, and now here is Cory Gunz‘ interview with directors Prime Cut and lifestyle brand Kinship for their “Off Top” series that was shot in The Bronx, New York City in April.
During their conversation, Cory spoke on Big Pun, the state of hip-hop, being into lyricism with a message, his dad Peter Gunz not wanting him to be a rapper, getting a DMX album for Christmas, growing up listening to Doggystyle and The Chronic, skateboarding, trying to follow Lil Wayne at doing a skateboard trick, says Wayne is a better skater than him, and more.
In the middle of the interview (see below), we can also see a new music video from the Young Money Gunna for a song called “Spot ‘Em“, which was produced by Dot N Pro and will appear on his upcoming Kriminal Minded EP.