Drake's "One Dance" Will Be The First "VIEWS" Music Video
Aside from the bonus track "Hotline Bling," "One Dance" will be the first VIEWS track to get a music video. Drake shared the news tonight in an Instagram post in response to the Raptors beating the Heat tonight on the road to take a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. He wasn't able to attend the game in Miami because he's currently busy shooting the "One Dance" video. "On set for 'One Dance' and it's killing me that I am missing these games!!!" wrote Drake, before congratulating his team on the big win.
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (May 7)
The Met Gala took place on Monday, and there seemed to be more rap and R&B artists in attendance than ever, even despite Rihanna's notable absence. Of course, both Future and Ciara were in attendance (but seemingly were able to avoid one another), while Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd and Kanye West all came through with memorable looks (Ye decided to go all out with the contacts).
Drake To Guest On The Tonight Show Next Week
Jimmy Fallon has proven to be a reliable plug when it comes to hip-hop. Last night, Chance the Rapper went on The Tonight Show to debut a new song, "Blessings," and announce the release date of his long-awaited Chance 3 mixtape.
Drake Confirms That "VIEWS" Has Gone Platinum
Yesterday, Republic Records, the company primarily responsible for the distribution of Drake's new album, reported that VIEWS had sold the equivalent of 1.2 million copies in its first six days of availability. Those numbers suggest that the album is already platinum, though official certification hasn't yet been provided by the RIAA.
J. Cole, Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Highest Earning Musicians Of 2015
Billboard has released their annual list of Top Money Makers in the music industry, and while it's largely dominated by pop stars and legacy rock bands, a few rap and R&B artists also made the cut. The list is determined by the money made from sales, streaming, publishing, and touring, so anything made outside of those categories does not qualify, which is why artists like Dr. Dre and Diddy, who are known primarily for their business ventures these days, were not included.
More Drake & Rihanna Dating Rumors Begin To Circulate
After continuing their storied run of collabs with two brilliant tracks this year -- "Work," which spent eight weeks at No. 1 and, just recently, the VIEWS standout "Too Good" -- rumors now suggest that the chemistry between Drake and Rihanna might run deeper than the music. The pair got awfully close in the "Work" video, and RiRi has twerked all over Drizzy each time she's brought him out on stage during her current Anti tour.
"VIEWS" Is Reportedly Platinum; Drake Announces Physical & Streaming Release Dates
All the early reports suggested that Drake's new album, VIEWS, was expected to do huge numbers, and Republic Records, the label primarily responsible for the album's distribution, has now verified those predictions. According to Republic, VIEWS has sold the equivalent (including streams) of 1.2 million copies in its first six days of release.
Review: Drake's "VIEWS"
It felt like the hot takes on VIEWS started coming in before the album even dropped.
Drake To Appear On SNL Later This Month
Drake will keep the momentum going for VIEWS, as if he really needs it, with an upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live. The comedy show revealed their upcoming guests for the month of May today.
Who's Going On Tour? Spring/Summer Tour Round-Up
A lot of big artists are going on tour this spring and summer. You have mega-stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, and Drake. You have rising stars Anderson .Paak and Bas. You have established vets like Snoop Dogg, Maxwell, and Cam'Ron. And everybody in between. It looks like some legendary tours are going down towards the end of the calendar year. Gucci Mane & Friends tour is scheduled to go down when La Flare gets released from prison in September and Kanye West is also shooting to kick off his The Life of Pablo tour in September as well.
Joe Budden on "Views": "40 Continues To Progress; Drake, You Do Not"
Joe Budden has been known to share some spirited opinions on his podcast, and it looks like an upcoming discussion of Drake's new album, VIEWS, has him particularly worked up. In some clips of the conversation posted to his Instagram today, we see Budden passionately arguing with his co-host about Drake's latest album, which he feels does not show a progression from the rapper's previous work.
Vote: What's Your Favorite Drake Project?
Nas' best album is Illmatic. Mobb Deep's best album is The Infamous. For other hip hop artists, it is not so easy to determine their "best album," let alone declare it aloud with no risk of being rebutted and/or sucked into a ferocious debate by someone within earshot.
Drake Joins Forbes Five List As One Of Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Members
This morning, Forbes announced that their Forbes Five list has a new member: Drizzy Drake. The rapper, who was already rap royalty, is now among hip-hop's five wealthiest members-- replacing is-he-or-isn't-he-broke rapper 50 Cent.
Desiigner's "Panda" Still #1; Drake's "One Dance" Moves Up To #2
Desiigner completed his improbably ascent to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 last week. Billboard reports that he has maintained his hold on the top spot for a second week, fending off a charge from Drake's "One Dance."
Top Tracks: April 25 - May 1
We've officially entered the whirlwind release period of 2016, with hip hop's (arguably) biggest current male and female stars, Drake and Beyoncé, both dropping projects in the past ten days. What's more, Chance 3 should be dropping any moment now.
Drake's "VIEWS" By The Numbers
Did Drake's VIEWS live up to the hype? "Man don't live off di hype," as Baka says. Nonetheless Drizzy's album has been heavily fueled by it, and continues to be-- while the critics have yet to say their piece on the LP, the album is reportedly doing big, big numbers-- with one site alleging 741k units over the span of two days.
Drake's "VIEWS" Reportedly Tops 820K Album Sales In U.S. & Canada In 2 Days
Whatever criticisms listeners have in regards to Drake's new album VIEWS, the 6 God can just sit back and count his money.
OVO Releases Full Credits To Drake's "VIEWS"
Drake revealed the featureless VIEWS tracklist last Wednesday (Apr. 27).
Drake Performs Another Surprise Concert At Ryerson University
Today, one of Toronto's biggest schools, Ryerson University, held its "6-cents" spring concert. Inspired by Drake's nickname for Toronto, the cost of entry was apparently only six cents for Ryerson students. The concert was hosted by Future's right-hand man, DJ Esco, and the event promised to include "special guests." Those who were able to scrounge up enough couch pennies to cover the ticket price were indeed treated to a special performer, as Drake, hot off the release of VIEWS, made a surprise appearance after DJ Esco's set.
Shaq Gets Hit With A Ruthless "VIEWS" Meme On Inside The NBA
Drake is currently seated in his usual seat next to the Raptors bench in the Air Canada Centre, anxiously watching his team battle it out against the Indiana Pacers in the deciding game of the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The NBA on TNT team was also in the arena, and Drake was an obvious topic of conversation for the crew, especially considering his new album, VIEWS.