Drake Is The Most Streamed Artist On Spotify In 2015
You know Drake's about to take over all these impending year-end lists. Be prepared, troll or otherwise. It begins today, with the release of Spotify's Year in Music lists, which round up some of the most-streamed artists on their worldwide platform.
Charts Don't Lie: November 25th
After multiple weeks without any big chart debuts, we were starting to think it was a drought. Thankfully, last week saw some HUGE releases, with Justin Bieber, Logic, Jeezy, and Ty Dolla $ign all dropping their albums. Biebs unsurprisingly came out on top, beating out fellow pop superstars One Direction in what turned out to be less of a battle than expected (1D moved 460,000 units to Bieber's 649k). Nevertheless it was the first time two debuting albums had sold over 400k in one week since Kanye West and 50 Cent's infamous head-to-head in 2007.
Justin Bieber Breaks Drake/The Beatles' Billboard Record
The Justin Bieber takeover is upon us. With the release of his new album, Purpose, the Biebz is transcending genres and widening his already-massive fanbase with a more grown sound. It's working well, so it seems, as Purpose debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, and has now gone on to take over Billboard's Hot 100 chart, lifting records previously held by Drake and The Beatles.
Logic, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, & Justin Bieber First Week Sales Are In
The final first-week sales numbers are in for albums released on Friday, November 13th. According to Hits Daily Double, Justin Bieber's Purpose reigned supreme, with a whopping 649,000 units moved in terms of STS (sales-plus-streaming).
Sales Projections For Jeezy, Logic & Justin Bieber
The biggest battle on this charts is between pop sensations Justin Bieber and One Direction, but it's far from the only one.As it stands, Bieber is looking to take the number one spot with Purpose, with 425-450k in traditional sales, and 475-500k with streams, but it's damn close, with 1D looking to come in with 415-440k (450-475k with streams).And of course, on to the actual rap releases -- Logic is set to move an impressive 85-90k (90-95k with streams), while Jeezy is expected to sell a more modest 60-65k (65-70k with streams).
Watch Justin Bieber's "Purpose: The Movement" Videos Featuring Travis Scott & Big Sean
Justin Bieber's new album Purpose finally dropped on Friday, and it's been winning over naysayers ever since. Even if you can't find anything to like in the singer's electro-inflected R&B, as a rap fan, you probably enjoyed verses from the likes of Big Sean, Travis Scott, and Nas.
Justin Bieber’s New Album “Purpose” Has Arrived
The highly-anticipated November 13 album release day has finally arrived, with the likes Ty Dolla Sign, Jeezy, Logic, and Skeme all dropping off their respective projects on iTunes. However, the biggest album to drop today may not necessarily be a hip-hop album as Justin Bieber’s Purpose was just made available on iTunes as well, and you already know the teeny bops are going wild for it.
Justin Bieber Announces 58-Show "Purpose" World Tour
With Purpose set to drop on November 13th, Justin Bieber announced a massive 2016 world tour. It is set to kick off in Seattle on March 9th and close in NYC's Madison Square Garden on July 18th, hitting 58 cities in the United States and Canada in total. Justin Bieber stock is at an all-time high, but there's still room on the bandwagon for you non-Beliebers. Watch out for Purpose dropping this Friday and check out the complete tour dates below. Pre-sale for AMEX card holders opens November 16 at noon.
Top Tracks: November 2 - November 8
10. Fetty Wap - Jimmy Choo It's been less than two months since Fetty Wap's debut self-titled album, which went No. 1, and he's already dropped a joint tape with French Montana and has another EP in the works. "Jimmy Choo," dedicated to the Malaysian fashion designer, would sound nicely on the upcoming release. It's softer than most of Fetty's radio anthems, as Zoovier channels the sound of his new life of luxury.
Justin Bieber Previews Video To Halsey Collab "The Feeling"
Justin Bieber and his upcoming album, Purpose, have been dominating the headlines in recent weeks. Earlier this week, he dropped a new collaboration with Skrillex, "I'll Show You," to which he shared the video the next day.
Justin Bieber Remixes "Hotline Bling"
We've grown exhausted by the endless array of "Hotline Bling" remixes. After Erykah Badu's inventive spin on Drake's song that won't seem to budge from No. 2, we said no more. But now Bieber? Alright fine.
Justin Bieber Reveals "Purpose" Tracklist & Artwork
We were already aware that Justin Bieber's new album Purpose had some pretty huge rap features, but we didn't have any of the track titles. Now Bieber has revealed the full tracklist on Twitter, sharing the titles through graffiti pieces painted around the world.As promised, Big Sean, Travi$ Scott, and the one-and-only Nas will be guesting on the LP. One appearance we didn't know about was Ariana Grande, who will guest on a remix of "What Do You Mean," included as a pre-order-only bonus track.
Listen To OVO Sound Radio Episode 8 Featuring Illangelo & Nineteen85
The new episode of OVO Radio aired Saturday, and while it was hard to live up to the previous two shows (which debuted new music from Drake x Future and PartyNextDoor respectively), there were still some great moments. The biggest drop came with the Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez collaboration, "Strong," which gives us hope that Drizzy will show up somewhere on the upcoming Biebs project. "Hotline Bling" producer Nineteen85 put together a varied mix of material, including a K-CI and JoJo version of Drake and J.
Justin Bieber's "Purpose" Includes Collabs With Nas, Travi$ Scott, Big Sean & More
About a month ahead of its November 13 release date, Justin Bieber's upcoming album, Purpose, has been made available for pre-order on iTunes. Those who pre-order the album can see the writing credits on each track, and there are more than a few notable collaborators.
Justin Bieber Reveals Title & Release Date For Next Album
This isn't exactly hip-hop, but as the Biebs has been spotted partying with just about every rapper out there, and as his new single, "What Do You Mean," generated some decent buzz on the site, we thought it right to share with you the newly revealed title of Bieber's upcoming album, Purpose, as well as its release date, November 13.
Justin Bieber Covers Complex Magazine
After Khloe Kardashian put her legendary booty meat on display on the last cover of Complex magazine, Justin Bieber snags the Oct/Nov cover. The oft-maligned Biebs is in the midst of mini-renaissance, having recrafted his public image after a slew of PR disasters and spawned two chart-topping hits in "Where Are U Now" and "What Do You Mean."
10 Essential Skrillex Tracks
As one of the biggest producers and pop stars of recent history, Skrillex has been able to lend his production work to a load of big names. Chance The Rapper, Damian Marley, 2 Chainz, Justin Bieber, and Ellie Goulding are just a handful of the artists that Sonny Moore has been able to work with since his skyrocketing to fame.
Listen to OVO Sound Radio Episode 5
Last night we heard yet another episode of the OVO Sound radio show on Beats 1. As usual, it was chock-full of exclusives, including a Drake remix of The Weeknd's "Tell Your Friends" and a PARTYNEXDOOR-assisted record from Amir Obe.You've probably already heard those records, but there's still plenty of worthwhile music on the rest of the mix, with Oliver kicking things off with the universally-approved Bieber single, "What Do You Mean?," before running through some Travi$ Scott, Toronto's Jazz Cartier, and more.
Lil Wayne Admits That Justin Bieber Is The Better Skater
There was a time when Lil Wayne gave himself the title of Best Rapper Alive. While the boast was at first met with skepticism, a slew of impressive projects turned naysayers into believers. These days, Weezy has been doing as much skateboarding a he is rapping, but he's still not confident enough to call himself the best, or even the best in the music industry.
Watch Performances From The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky & More At The 2015 MTV VMAs
As we detailed in our recap of noteworthy moments from last night's MTV VMAs, the event wasn't super hip-hop-oriented, but nevertheless we got a few performances from some of our favorite acts, and Kanye West was there, so, that was cool.