Beyonce's "Lemonade" Is Her 6th No. 1 Debut In A Row
Beyonce's impressive first-week sales for her new album were just revealed, and Billboard has now confirmed that Lemonade will make its debut at No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200 chart.
Drake's "One Dance" Breaks Adele's "Hello" Streaming Record In The UK
Released at the beginning of last month, Drake's "One Dance" has reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its third week on the chart. The single has been even more dominant across the pond, as it has been reported that "One Dance" will spend its third consecutive week atop the U.K. singles chart. In fact, "One Dance" was streamed 7.86 million times in the U.K.
Alleged PartyNextDoor Reference Tracks For Drake's "Legend" & "Company" Surface
A few days back, we heard the original reference track for Rihanna's #1 hit, "Work," sung by one of its co-writers, PartyNextDoor, and while we were happy to sit with that for a while, it seems that the track was just a signal that the floodgates had opened, with a number of unreleased PND records making their way online today.
Drake's "VIEWS" Sales Projections Are Very High
Earlier today, Drake suggested that he had sold somewhere around 630,000 equivalent units of VIEWS within the first night of its release.
Drake Says He Sold Over 600,000 Copies Of "VIEWS" In One Night
Drake's fourth studio album, VIEWS, has been the trending topic all week, and now that it finally made its way out Thursday night, Drake decided to bring the album to the people of his city on Friday. The OVO rapper made a surprise appearance in Toronto's Younge and Dundas square, where Raptors fans had gathered in their usual spot (deemed Jurassic Park) to watch the game. He performed live favorite "Energy" to an enthusiastic response, before watching the rest of the game with the people from a building just above the square.
Here Are The Samples Drake Used On "VIEWS"
As Drake has progressed as an artist, he has learned to gather all of his far-reaching musical tastes and incorporate them into his stylistic repertoire. He's been accused of appropriating music from other genres, and regardless if there's any basis to such claims, his ability to blend elements of hip-hop, dancehall, R&B, and UK dance music into an cohesive album -- as he has done on VIEWS -- is undeniably impressive.
The Best Quotables From Every Single Song Off Drake's "VIEWS"
Drake Day is upon us: VIEWS has arrived. With such an album that has generated a nearly unprecedented amount of hype over the course of several months, the impulse is to consume the album immediately upon its release. The reality is, it take a few days or weeks to fully process VIEWS album. On the flip side, it is easier to identify the most clever, insightful, memorable lyrical moments.
Old "Hotline Bling" Streams Count Towards Sales Numbers For Drake's "VIEWS"
The inclusion of "Hotline Bling" at the end of Drake's VIEWS may have ensured that the album will go platinum.
Listen To Drake's Entire #VIEWS Interview With Zane Lowe
In case you missed it, Drake & Zane Lowe were originally supposed to kick off Thursday night’s #VIEWS festivities by sitting down for a “major” interview on OVO Sound Radio Ep. 20 at 10:45 PM EST, where Drizzy would premiere his new album for the first live on air, before making it live on iTunes following the show at midnight. Unfortunately, that plan wasn’t executed too well, and the show was almost a half-hour late to start, causing fans to grow impatiently restless.
Stream Drake's "VIEWS" Now On Apple Music
Ever since Drake first announced the title to his fourth studio album Views From The 6 back in August of 2014, fans have been eagerly awaiting its arrival, causing anticipation & hype to grow to levels no other album has had to endure in the past, but now the time has finally come to see if the 6 God can deliver.
Listen To OVO Sound Radio Episode 20
The time has finally come. Drake’s highly anticipated fourth studio album, #VIEWS, is about be streamed for the very first time live on OVO Sound Radio Episode 20 now on Apple Music, and you don't want to miss it. In addition, Drake is also set to sit down with famous New Zealand radio DJ Zane Lowe for what is being described as a “MAJOR” & intimate interview on the show. It's safe to say that the two will be talking about the album & its creative process behind it, but only way to find out is to tune in now.
Drake Reveals "VIEWS" Features Using His Own Memes
Of course Drake was gonna do something sneaky with the VIEWS album artwork, which has already been meme'd more than any record cover in recent memory. There's a tool online that even lets fans take the Little Drake who originally appeared atop the CN Tower and make a new album cover using any photo of one's choosing (see our best efforts here).
A Nardwuar Interview With Drake & 40 Is On The Way
Drake doesn't do too much press these days. This past September, he appeared on the cover of FADER's 100th issue and participated in his first interview since February 2014, when he was the subject of a controversial feature in Rolling Stone that might've led to a squabble with Jay Z.
Drake Previews New Music In Another "VIEWS" Trailer
It's the calm before the storm, as VIEWS is finally set to hit the airwaves tonight at 10 p.m. EST on OVO Sound Radio. Drake has been slowly and mysteriously providing fans with more details regarding the imminent release, and he has just shared a new trailer for VIEWS, featuring some new sounds that could very well be taken from the album.
Drake Reveals "VIEWS" Tracklist
This is (part of) what we've all been waiting for. Drake has just tweeted out the official tracklist for his album, VIEWS, which will premiere on his OVO Sound Radio episode Thursday night, with online and in-store availability arriving the following day.
Drake's Tour Meet & Greet Package Includes 6 God Candle, Incense Holder & More
Fans are excitedly waiting for Drake's VIEWS album, which happens to drop the same day as tickets for his "Summer Sixteen" tour with Future go on sale, no coincidence we're sure.
OVO Air Jordan 12 "White" Rumored To Release This Summer
October’s Very Own's first collaboration with Jordan Brand first surfaced back in 2014, when the brand/label’s blog posted photos of the OVO Jordan 10s and OVO Jordan 12s. While the OVO Jordan 10s released in both white and black colorways this year, no news every appeared about the 12s. However, rumors are buzzing that the white versions will become available later this summer.
Drake & Future Add 8 Shows To "Summer Sixteen" Tour
After announcing their Summer Sixteen tour on Monday, Drake and Future have already added eight more shows to meet what is surely sky-high demand. The tour now includes second dates in New York, Washington, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Oakland, and Vancouver, as well as a third date in L.A. date.
Drake's "VIEWS" Will Premiere On OVO Sound Radio Tomorrow Night
Drake has been promoting a very special episode of OVO Sound Radio on Apple Music.
Sounds Like 40 Only Just Put The Finishing Touches On Drake's "Views From The 6"
Anyone who's closely followed Drake and 40's process know that its always down to the wire when it comes album submission time. Now that albums are generally released digitally before getting a physical pressing, they technically have a little more time to finish up all the mastering, but naturally, things were still very last minute this time around.