Drake Snatched a Music Record From Eminem

Drake Snatched a Music Record From Eminem

This is pretty impressive.

Published June 6, 2016

Drake’s already broken a lot of sales records and, during this new age of music consumption, he’s essentially the king of streaming.

Now, the Toronto rapper is competing against another sales great, Eminem. According to Hits Daily Double, Drizzy’s Views is slated to be No. 1 on next week’s Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) chart for the sixth week in a row, which will be longer than any male solo artist in the last 10 years has held the ranking, including Josh Groban, Michael Bublé and Em.

Currently, his latest album is at 1.93 million units sold (including streaming). The album Drake would be dethroning is Eminem’s 2010 Grammy Award-winning LP Recover, which clocked 754,000 units in its first week and remained No. 1 for five consecutive weeks. Em was also the first to sell a million purely digital records.

Views, formerly Views From the 6, was released in April and sold 1.2 million units within six days of its release. Songs on the project, including the viral “Hotline Bling,” have reportedly been streamed over one billion times in the United States alone.

Last year, Drake was Spotify’s most streamed artist. Rihanna was the most streamed female artist in 2015.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photos from Left: Andrew Chin/Getty Images, Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for MTV)


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