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.
Drake has made his very first appearance on “The Forbes Five” list, which shows who are currently the wealthiest artists in hip-hop, by coming in at #5.
To compile the Forbes Five list, we follow the same procedures used to calculate our list of the world’s billionaires: looking at past earnings, valuing current holdings, leafing through real estate records and talking to analysts, attorneys, managers, venture capitalists and some of the moguls themselves to find the details.
According to Forbes, Drizzy has a net worth of $60 million, due to his music, touring, and deals with Apple, Nike, and Sprite.
The other 4 rappers that came above Drizzy Drake on Forbes’ annual list were: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay Z, and Birdman!
Timbaland recently made an appearance on Hot 97’s “Ebro In The Morning” radio show to speak to Ebro and Peter Rosenberg for an interview that you can check out after the jump below.
During their conversation, Tim discussed Drake potentially having one of the biggest runs of hits in hip-hop history by saying everybody has a diving period, but it’s how you come out of it that keeps you relevant and he believes Drizzy did that with who he has collaborated with.
The record producer, music artist, and songwriter also revealed that he knew Drizzy Drake would be huge in the music industry after their “Say Something” collaboration back in 2009, as well as that they spoke last week about possibly doing a new collabo!