Charts Don't Lie: June 22
Drake continues his dominance as VIEWS spends its seventh week now at the #1 spot. The 6 God is showing no signs of slowing down, and even a new release from Nick Jonas and a surge from The Cast of Hamilton couldn't dethrone him, although they were enough to nudge Beyonce back a couple spots. Elsewhere, the list looks very similar to previous weeks: Rihanna sticking at the #6 spot, appearances from Kanye, Prince, Bryson Tiller, G-Eazy, and The Weeknd.
French Montana Says He Won A $60,000 Bet With Drake Over The NBA Finals
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers eliminated Drake's beloved Raptors from the playoffs earlier this year, and apparently, that was enough for the rapper to bet against James in the NBA Finals, something that may have cost him $60 grand, according to French Montana.
Top Tracks: June 13 - June 19
For ten out of the 24 weeks of 2016 we've experienced thus far, Drake has held the top spot in our Top 100 tracks list. Similar to the streak VIEWS is currently enjoying at the top of the Billboard charts, Drizzy's dominance in our metric of streaming-and-viewing success is pretty astounding, especially considering the mixed reaction his new album received.
Drake's "VIEWS" Is No. 1 For 7th Straight Week
He did it again, and it wasn't even close. Drake's VIEWS, released at the end of April, has achieved the No. 1 spot for the seventh consecutive week. He's the first male artist to earn seven straight weeks at No. 1 in almost 16 years. The last man to equal or better his current streak was Eminem, whose The Marshall Mathers LP was at the top of the chart for eight weeks in a row from June 10-July 29, 2000.
Boi-1da Calls Out Tory Lanez' "Luv" For Being A "Terrible" Dancehall Imitation
For months now, tension has been brewing between Tory Lanez and the undisputed top boy in Toronto, who goes by the name of Drake. There are notable similarities in the styles of the two artists, namely that they both skillfully blend elements of hip-hop, R&B, and other genres as well. Tory believes he's the face of The New Toronto, which was the title of his December mixtape.
French Montana & Drake Shoot “No Shopping” Video In Dominican Republic
It looks like we now know the next single off French Montana’s long awaited Mac N Cheese 4 album. Earlier tonight, both French Montana & Drizzy Drake took their IG pages to tease the video shoot the two just partook in down in Dominican Republic on Thursday for their forthcoming single “No Shopping.”
Drake & Kendrick Lamar's "Beef" Nearly Escalated To 50 Cent & Ja Rule Proportions, According To Marcellus Wiley
Ever since Drake was mentioned in Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse, there has been speculation of a tension between the two rappers. While Drake did seem to be a bit offended by the namedrop on Kendrick's record, the proposed bad blood between the two rappers has depended on the assumption of a number of "subliminal" disses and no concrete evidence. However, according to a new report from former NFL player and current ESPN host, Marcellus Wiley, the beef was very real, and came close to escalating exponentially due to an interview which was never aired.
Charts Don't Lie: June 15
It's a good week for hip hop records that have all-caps titles. VIEWS, LEMONADE, ANTI, and ISLAH hold down the top four spots in our feature, and each of the releases fall within the top 20 spots on Billboard's 200 chart. After that, G-Eazy, Prince, Kanye West, Bryson Tiller, and The Weeknd all fell further down the Billboard 200 this week. Meanwhile, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and TM88's collaborative record, under the name TGOD Mafia, debuts at a respectable #26. ...
Every Drake Single To Go Platinum
Drake's VIEWS was just certified double platinum by the RIAA after only 6 weeks of release, making it his fastest-selling album yet. While the OVO rapper's sales potential is at an all-time high, he's been racking up plaques for years now, so we're looking back to take a look at the many platinum and multi-platinum singles he's earned over the course of his career.
Drake's "VIEWS" Goes Double Platinum
Drake's VIEWS has officially been certified double platinum by the RIAA. It only took the album one week to sell one million records. It took six weeks to sell two million.
Top Tracks: June 6 - June 12
Let's face it, as far as high-profile tracks go, there's no way this week (or any week really) could have lived up to the seven days that preceded it. Drake, Kanye, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Gucci Mane, Travi$ Scott, and Pusha T all joined forces with some combination of one another to make for the craziest batch of tracks we've seen in such a short span this year.
Jim Jones Thinks Max B Could've Been As Successful As Drake
In 2005, Jim Jones signed fellow Harlemite Max B to his ByrdGang record label. The deal would only last for about two years, and the two rappers had been clashing heads at the time of Max's ByrdGang departure in 2008. It became an official beef soon afterwards, especially as Max joined forces with Coke Boy French Montana, whom also had a disdain for Jones. The beef would proliferate until 2009, when Max was sent to prison, where he still remains today.
Drake's "VIEWS" Reaches 1 Billion Streams
Streaming numbers can be confusing, and they seem less convincing than traditional album sales. However, a billion streams ain't nothing to scoff at. If one's project reaches the billy mark, he or she is in rare company. The latest album to attain 1 billion streams is Drake's VIEWS, which is currently spending its fourth consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West Reportedly Among Most Streamed Artists This Year
We've seen some of the biggest releases of the year hosted exclusively on streaming sites, and in some new data retrieved by Hits Daily Double, it's clear that those releases have landed the respective artists among the most streamed of the year so far. Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West are cited as the top three artists of 2016 so far, with Drake earning 1.44 billion streams, Rihanna with 795 million, and Kanye with 753 million.
10 Infamous Hacking Moments In Rap History
A hacking spree took the internet by storm this past weekend. Industrious hackers seeking revenge, entertainment, or some other perverse pleasure hacked into several prominent social media accounts, including those of Kylie Jenner, Bon Iver, Tenacious D, Keith Richards, Mark Zuckerberg, Drake, and the NFL
Charts Don't Lie: June 8
Once again, Drake snags the #1 spot this week with VIEWS, his fourth studio album that continues to beat out the competition. Beyonce moves into #3 after an appearance at #4 last week (it should be noted that she also just went Platinum with Lemonade, alongside Future's DS2
Drake Photoshopped The Adidas Logo Off His Soccer Jersey Because He's Team Jordan For Life
Earlier today Drake posted several photos of himself sporting Paul Pogba's pink Juventus "Away" jersey, however he had to alter the photos before he could publish them for his 23.6 million followers. You see, the Juventus jerseys are Adidas-made and prominently feature the Adidas logo on the chest. But because Drake is #TeamJordan for life, he made sure the uniforms were washed clean of the branding before he hit that post button.
10 Great Tracks Premiered On OVO Sound Radio
Premiering last July on Beats 1, OVO sound Radio has hosted many mixes, and many exclusive records have been premiered in the process. Just this weekend, three new records from Drake made their way out through the show, adding to large catalog of songs the 6 God has shared over the course of his Apple Music run. Of course, it's not only Drake, or even his stable of OVO artists who have shared new music on these mixes, and today we're going back through some of the premieres that impressed us, whether they made a huge impact or flew relatively under the radar.
Top Tracks: May 30 - June 5
Do you ever get the feeling that hip hop's current class of elites is more of a group of superfriends than ever before? Let's play six degrees of separation with this week's top ten tracks-- the most momentous batch in recent memory. At the top we've got DJ Khaled, who's collaborated with more of rap's A- B- and C-listers in his career than arguably anyone else, and who's accompanied by Drake.
Drake's Twitter Account Was Hacked This Morning
Although Drake really came through for fans on the latest episode of OVO Sound Radio, premiering a swell of new songs from Roy Wood$, himself, Gucci Mane and more, he's still been targeted in a recent hacking spree that's been happening on twitter over the course of the weekend.