Drake has set the bar very high this past week, with the release of his mixtape/album “IYRTITL.” While we wait for his fourth solo album ‘Views From The 6′ to drop later this year, we get a little heads up as to what the album may, or may not be. The superstar from Toronto, will appear number 1 on the Billboard charts for the fourth consecutive time, with sales at 495,000. It will also set the tone, by being the highest selling record of 2015. In addition to all this, he has also broken a record on Spotify for the most streams from an album in its debut week in the U.S. Songs from the album released Friday, were streamed more than 17.3 million times in three days. Drake was literally his only competition, with 2013’s Nothing Was the Same‘s 15.8 million streams its first week.
OVO is growing more and more as a unit, congratulations to Drake this is a great look for hip-hop! The album is available for purchase on Itunes.
If basically going gold in a few days wasn’t enough, Drizzy has more accolades to add to his list. The artist who gave us the surprise mixtape “IYRTITL,” last Thursday continues to break records, even his own. Drake released the mixtape and instantly took over the net. With the help of his die hard fans, he get’s to boast Spotify’s record for most streams from an album in its debut week in the U.S, with 23.6 million in four days. He also claims most streams in a single day, with 6.8 million listens. “Nothing Was The Same” previously held the record in 2013, with 15.8 millions streams in 7 days.
The wins just keep coming Drake’s way. “Views From The 6″ is next, and he’ll most likely to have more record breaking in store.
The festival itself isn’t until July, but breaking news can’t be held captive for too long, especially for 6 long months. The lineup for the 2015 Essence Festival has been locked in; Kendrick Lamar & Mary J. Blige will serve as the headliners! Also performing this year, we have Erykah Badu, Common, India.Arie, SZA, & many more incredible artists.
This Independence Day Celebration is really in for a treat this year. We’ll get a taste of the old school, the new school, the rhythm & blues, the Jazz, & most importantly, the culture. Other acts gracing the stage this year include Floetry, Kelly Price, Lianne La Havas, Elle Varner, Esperanza Spalding, Raheem DeVaughn, Mali Music, Eric Roberson, Teedra Moses, Avery*Sunshine, Bilal, Goapele, Robert Glasper, Trombone Shorty, Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh, Mystikal, Slick Rick, and more.
Tickets to the festival will go on sale February 25th. The festival will be held July 2nd through the 5th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome down in the Nola. Plan accordingly!
It’s looking like a long string of lawsuits keep lingering over the owner of Cash Money Records, star tattooed head. Not only is his longtime artist and illegitimate son suing him, Jas Prince (the guy who brought Drake to CMR) has also filed a lawsuit against him. Jas’ father, Rap-A-Lot Records head honcho J.Prince, has already sent warning shots directed at Birdman and Lil Wayne just a few days ago and the family, is not letting up. Jas, was reportedly given $2 million upfront when he brought Drizzy to Cash Money. He was also promised to receive more money down the line. That obviously never happened, now the young CEO wants his just-do. Drake has reportedly brought in $40 million in sales, and that’s well over the 2 million Prince received and he feels he deserves more. The drama just continues to flow over at Cash Money, it’s looking like a rebuilding year for the label overall. Seems like “Lil Jas” bout to spazz for real!