Check Out The First Week Sales Projections For Drake’s ‘Views’

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Last Friday, Drake dropped his highly-anticipated album, Views. Early sales projections have it on pace to sell over 800k units in its first week, and that’s with only being available on iTunes and Apple Music! Crazy! While we await the final numbers, check out this week’s top 10 below.


Drake’s “One Dance” Has FINALLY Given Him His First Number One In Canada

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Believe it or not, Drake has NEVER had a solo record hit the number one spot in his home country of Canada in his entire career – until now. Thanks to his Views From The 6 single “One Dance,” Drizzy has finally achieved a number one on the Canadian Hot 100 this week. You may be surprised to know that he also has yet to reach number one as a solo artist in the U.S. either – though he came close with “Hotline Bling” last fall. However, he has nabbed top honors twice thanks to his features on Rihanna’s singles, “Work” and “What’s My Name.” Hopefully this accolade will put him on the path to a number one in the U.S. soon! I mean, if Desiigner could do it


Prince Sells Over 250K Albums On Day Of His Death, Takes No. 1 & 2 On Billboard 200

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The late great Prince continues to make huge feats in the music industry, even amidst his untimely death last Thursday morning. Billboard now reports that in the past 6 days, two of Prince’s albums have grabbed the No. 1 & 2 spots and another in the top 10 — not to mention soaring album sales that’s likely to even go higher.


First Week Sales Numbers Released For Zayn Malik, Young Thug & K. Michelle

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After breaking free from One Direction to do his own thing, Zayn has become the first male UK singer ever to debut at number one with their first album. Mind of Mine moved 157k units since its release last week, earning him the top spot by quite a landslide. Shout to Kehlani, who’s the album’s only feature! Also debuting high were both K. Michelle and Young Thug. K’s More Issues Than Vogue lands at number 2 this week with an impressive 59k, while Thugger gets his highest position yet at number 7 with Slime Season 3 at 38k. Check out this week’s top 10 below.


Macklemore Reveals He Regrets Not Warning Iggy Azalea About Name Dropping In ‘White Privilege II’

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At the top of the year, Macklemore released his record “White Privilege II”, off his recently released album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. In the nearly nine minute song he explores the the racial injustice happening in America, Black Lives Matter and more.  At one point, Macklemore suggests artists like Miley Cyrus, Elvis and Iggy Azalea have “exploited and stolen the music, the moment/ The magic, the passion, the fashion, you toy with/ The culture was never yours to make better.” The Seattle rapper’s bars only lead to drama stirred up by Iggy Azalea who took the name drop personally and tweeted, “he shouldnt have spent the last 3 yrs having friendly convos and taking pictures together at events etc if those were his feelings.” Looking back at the situation, Macklemore has reflected and admits that while he stands by what he said, he should have let her know about the name-drop before the track was released. Read more below.


Kanye West Prevented “The Life Of Pablo” Numbers From Being Released

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Despite being one of the most popular projects out right now, Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo‘ never made it to the Billboard Charts. Ye’ released the project exclusively on TIDAL and vowed to never release it anywhere else. The exclusive release has blocked him from ever making it to the Billboard charts, but new developments have indicate that this may be Kanye’s own doing. Read more below.


Drake Just Tied With Biggie For Most Number One Single Debuts On Billboard

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Drake can’t stop collecting W’s. For his latest, the Toronto ambassador has just joined the history books, tying with the legendary Biggie Smalls as the only artists in the history of Billboard to have more than one song enter at number one in its first week. This happened this past week, as “Work” with Rihanna was sitting at the top spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and was then replaced by his new single, “Summer Sixteen.” For Big, this happened in June 1995 with “One More Chance” and “Hypnotize.” Go Drizzy! Can’t wait for Views From The 6 this April!


Wiz Khalifa Debuted At Number 6 This Week – Which Is His Lowest Debut Yet

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This week, Future nabbed his third number one album in a year, as Evol debuted in the top spot with 134k units sold. He previously topped the list with his Drake collab, What A Time To Be Alive, in October, and his solo album, DS2, in August. Wiz Khalifa also debuted high, coming in at number 6 with 64k units of KHALIFA. This is his lowest debut, however, as 2014’s Blacc Hollywood debuted at number one, and both 2012’s ONIFC and 2011’s Rolling Papers debuted at number two. Elsewhere on the chart, Young Thug’s I’m Up mixtape came in at number 22 with 22k, while Majid Jordan’s self-titled debut and Boosie’s In My Feelings didn’t make the Billboard 200. Check out this week’s top 10 below!


Rihanna Debuts At #1 On Billboard, While Kevin Gates Debuts At #2!

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Rihanna tops the charts today, after her first official week in stores with ANTI. As we explained last week, her Billboard “debut” didn’t really count, as it was only after a mere couple of hours available before the new chart week started. With her full 7 days, Rih clocks in with 166k – all digital, as physical copies weren’t made available until this past weekend. Also debuting big this week is Kevin Gates, whose new album Islah comes in at number two with 112k. Am I the only one who’s really shocked by this? And congrats to my JERSEY boy Charlie Puth, also debuting high at number 6 with Nine Track Mind, moving 65k. Check out this week’s full top 10 below!


Kendrick Lamar Opens Up About Meeting President Obama For The First Time

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At the end of last year, Grammy nominated artist Kendrick Lamar took a trip to the White House. Following his meeting with President Obama, he shared a few photos and revealed that they covered “topics concerning the inner cities, the problem [and] the solutions.” Lamar was humbled when the POTUS revealed his favorite track of 2015 was Kendrick’s “How Much a Dollar Cost” and said he’d pick Kendrick over Drake in a rap battle. Now, in an interview with Billboard, Kendrick opened up about how he felt when meeting the president. Read more below.


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