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Drake Makes It Three Weeks Atop the Billboard 200

5/24/2016 8:35am EDT
Drake Makes It Three Weeks Atop the Billboard 200
Regardless of the criticism that has greeted Drake’s fourth studio album Views, it continues its stay atop the Billboard 200. In its third week in the penthouse, Views moves another robust total – the tune of 239,000 units. That is less than last week, unsurprising, but the most notable discrepancy this week is between streams plus sales versus pure sales. Only about 35% of the 239,000 units are pure sales (83,000)!

Interestingly, Beyoncé actually sold more albums than Drake, topping the Top Album Sales chart. The top album sales chart was formerly the Billboard 200 before the new SPS form...
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Is Rihanna Trying To Get With A Married NBA Superstar?

5/22/2016 5:46pm EDT
Rihanna Secretly Dating LeBron James?
Is Rihanna letting LeBron James know she wants him?

It seems so, Rihanna posted a very sexually suggestive message to the basketball player on her Instagram page. It definitely makes it seems like she and the King have a little something going on.

The singer wrote the number "23" in sunscreen on her stomach. 23 is the number on the back of the Cleveland Cavalier's jersey.

Rihanna captioned the photo "mood" in probably the most sexual hint ever.

Sure, "23" could mean anything... if she didn't tag him in the photo.

mood

A photo posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on May 19...
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Johnny Manziel Gets Dumped By Drake?

5/22/2016 4:08pm EDT
Has Johnny Manziel Been Kicked Out Of Drake's Inner Circle?
Johnny Manziel reportedly got into it with another patron at Jewel Nightclub at the Aria resort in Las Vegas.

Did the fight also signal the end of his friendship with Drake?

Just a couple of weeks ago, Manziel promoted Drake's new album "Views from the Six" on Instagram. The quarterback's relationship with Drake goes back several years. Manziel's still regularly spotted with Drake's friend Ryan. But, the rapper seems to be drifting further and further away. Now, it seems the six god doesn't care if Manziel's even allowed in the club with him.

From TMZ:

Johnny Manziel was removed from...
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Drake Spends A Second Week Atop The Billboard 200

5/17/2016 9:17am EDT
Drake Spends A Second Week Atop The Billboard 200
In a development that’s surprising to no one, after a robust first week, Drake sees his fourth studio album Views remain firmly planted atop the Billboard 200. According to Billboard, Views moved another 219,000 units, with 80% of that total comprised of pure sales. Despite a huge drop in impact between week one and week two, Drake still himself to be the artist to beat this week (more on that later).

Beyoncé’s Lemonade spends a second week behind Drake’s Views in the runner-up slot after debuting at no. 1. While Lemonade’s “sweet” and glorious days atop the Billboard 200 may be done thank...
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Drake’s 'Views' Debuts Big Atop Billboard 200

5/10/2016 10:19am EDT
Drake’s 'Views' Debuts Big Atop Billboard 200
Beyoncé’s Lemonade might’ve surprised us more than Drake’s Views where content is concerned, but Drake easily wins the numbers race. That’s right, Drake’s Views starts off platinum, scoring 1.04 million units, easily debuting at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. The 1.04 million units number should come with reservations – Views sold approximately 82% of that total or 852,000 copies. What does that mean? In regards to pure sales, Drake didn’t score a million seller, but he did score the best numbers of his entire career. Clearly, the “6God” doesn’t seem to be fading.

Don’t feel bad for Beyoncé...
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Beyoncé Or Drake – Whose Surprise Album Surprised Us More?

5/4/2016 6:20pm EDT
Beyoncé Or Drake – Whose Surprise Album Surprised Us More?
April 2016, to be fair, was somewhat of a lackadaisical month for new music. That is no disrespect to the likes of Deftones (Gore), Lukas Graham (Lukas Graham), or The Lumineers (Cleopatra) who released enjoyable albums, but for much of the month, there was no clear blockbuster. Things changed towards the end of the month, thanks to two surprise albums, courtesy of Beyoncé (Lemonade) and Drake (Views).

Interestingly, both Beyoncé and Drake aren’t new to “shocking the world” and releasing surprise albums. Beyoncé did so flawlessly in December 2013 when she “changed the game” by dropping vis...
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Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Tops Billboard

5/3/2016 9:41am EDT
Beyoncé Takes 'Lemonade' To No. 1 On The Billboard 200
“Hold up” – who’s no. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the sixth time? That would be none other than the Queen herself, Beyoncé! Yes, for the sixth time in her career, Queen Bey has slain the competition and taken Lemonade to no. 1. While Lemonade’s pure sales don’t eclipse the sales of Beyoncé’s first surprise album, Beyoncé, the 653,000 units are exceptional. Take the streams out of the equation and 485,000 copies in pure sales (roughly 74%) aren't shabby in the least.

Beyoncé wasn’t the only newbie to march in “Formation” on the Billboard 200 this week. A$AP Ferg takes his sophomore album, A...
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Does Drake’s Highly Anticipated Fourth Studio Album 'Views' Hit The Mark?

5/2/2016 1:15pm EDT
Drake’s Highly Anticipated Fourth Studio Album 'Views' Maintains
Any time that Drake releases an album (or a mixtape, like 2015’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late), it’s kind of a big deal. Drake’s fourth studio album Views, hence, is “kind of a big deal.” It was rumored that Views, originally called Views From The 6, would drop sometimes in the early part of 2016, with the April 29 date becoming the reality. Now that Drake has released his highly anticipated sophomore LP, how does it stack up? While there are some new tricks, much of Views is familiar and doesn’t depart from Drizzy’s script, which is mostly “blessing” but perhaps a little bit of “cu...
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Do The Warriors Really Practice At Drake's House?

4/18/2016 10:05pm EDT
Drake, Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry confirmed to TSN’s Cabral Richards that he does play basketball at Drake's house.

Rapper Drake claims in his new song "Summer Sixteen," that the Golden State Warriors are "running practice at my house."

It turns out, the lyric isn't completely true. The Golden State practice facility is still getting lots of use. However, Curry "comes and hoops at the house." Curry has played basketball against his wife's brother Jaz Alexander at Drake's Hidden Hills estate.

That’s got some real-life aspect to it,” Curry told Richards. “Me and my brother-in-law, I was playing 1-on-1 wit...
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Are Drake, Odell Beckham Jr, And Rob Gronkowski New Party Buddies?

4/13/2016 1:02pm EDT
Rob Gronkowski Parties With Drake And Odell Beckham Jr?
New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola and New York Giant Odell Beckham Jr. dressed up in jumpsuits from Stevan Ridley’s company, Kid-Rid and modelled for pictures in front of Drake’s pool.

What a squad Drake has put together. Drake himself did not partake in the modeling but his backyard sure did.

@iam_objxiii Killing The Jumpsuit Game. #OVOJordans #100MadeInEachColor #EpicJumpsuitParty

A photo posted by KiD-RiD (@kid_rid) on Apr 12, 2016 at 10:25am PDT

Limited Edition "Gronk Cut". Order Now Before It's Too Late. @Gronk #EpicJumpsuitParty #OVOE...
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Odell Beckham Jr. Is Drake's Roommate

4/7/2016 4:30pm EDT
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Odell Beckham Jr. recently sat down with Ronda Rousey in an interview for Draft Kings.

Beckham talked about topics like his Madden 16 cover, his nude pictures for the ESPN Body Issue, and his friendship with rapper Drake, who is now also his new roommate.

Beckham has been working out and living at Drake's Hidden Hills home while Drake records and finishes his new album, Views From the 6.

“That’s my guy right there,” Beckham said when Rousey showed him a photo of him and Drake at the Houston Appreciation Weekend celebrity softball game last year. “That was the first time we really hung ...
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Kehlani Cheats On Kyrie Irving With PartyNextDoor

3/28/2016 8:02pm EDT
Kyrie Iriving
It looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving has been cheated on by his girlfriend of several months.

The way news surfaced was really unfortunate for Irving. OVO artist and close friend of Drake, PartyNextDoor, posted a photo of he and Kehlani in bed on Instagram. He deleted the post soon after but it had already spread online for everybody to see.

So this is the photo that started this whole Kehlani drama..... @PARTYOMO you savage pic.twitter.com/Pa1andbTXD

— F. (@ffffflorence) March 28, 2016

The hand tattoo provides obvious identification. Furthermore, Kehlani and Party...
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10 Songs About Diamonds

3/5/2016 1:00pm EST
10 Songs About Diamonds From The 10s
The famous lyrics ring true: “diamonds are forever.” Well, arguably the saying “diamonds are forever” may be an exaggeration, but the song title perfectly ties in with this list of shining stars, err, shining gems – DIAMONDS! Yes, we have an epic (okay semi-epic) list featuring 10 songs about diamonds from the 10s – 2010s that is! There’s a little bit of everything – pop, rap, post-hardcore (!) and country among others. Maybe the diamonds aren’t eternal and maybe some of these songs are merely average at best, but there’s a “gem” or two sure to make your personal playlist…maybe!

1) Rihanna...
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Drake Gives Stephen Curry A Great Gift

3/4/2016 10:39pm EST
Drake, Stephen Curry
Drake gifted the custom made ‘Farewell Kobe’ All-Star jacket to Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.

Drake wore the jacket to Kobe Bryant's last NBA All-Star Game. It quickly went viral. Curry played for the Western Conference in the game.

Drake joined the Toronto Raptors broadcast on Friday and he confirmed Curry is now the proud owner of the jacket. The jacket was made in collaboration with OVO and Jordan Brand, according to the 6 God.

Drake reveals that he gave the custom Kobe Bryant jacket he wore at 2016 All-Star Game to Warriors' Stephen Curry pic.twitter.com/80EJDepXe3...
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Gregg Popovich Talks Being Outcoached By Drake

2/12/2016 9:12pm EST
Spurs' Gregg Popovich Lies About Being Friends With Drake
The NBA All-Star Game is in Toronto so it's almost a tribute to six god rapper, Drake. He's coaching and partying. He's being an ambassador, host, and attendee. Basically, Drake's the center of attention. He even received the key to the city from Mayor John Tory.

Gregg Popovich is coaching the Western Conference team on Sunday. He is famously horrible with media but he has been great with the media so far in Toronto. When asked if Drake would outcoach him in the Celebrity All-Star Game, Pop replied, "Drake and I are tight. We won't compete against each other too much."

Who knew Drake an...
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Guess Where Johnny Manziel Was Spotted? (Video)

1/21/2016 7:55pm EST
Johnny Manziel
TMZ has found Johnny Manziel after an exhaustive search. The soon-to-be former Cleveland Brown was spotted in Dallas with Drake's OVO crew member, Ryan Silverstein and Chandler Parsons of the Dallas Mavericks. Drake was not with the friend group. However, his fellow Canadian, Tyler Seguin was.

The crew attended a Mike Stud show Wednesday night.

TMZ says there weren't any issues. Parsons used to date Manziel's girlfriend's sister, according to several Instagram photos.

Manziel really wants to play in Dallas according to multiple reports. While, Johnny is obviously begging to be relea...
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Toronto Raptors Show Drake Major Loyalty

1/15/2016 6:27pm EST
Drake
The Toronto Raptors do not love them some Meek Mill. In fact, they have banned his music because of his rivalry with Drake.

The Raptors' James Johnson and Patrick Patterson spoke with Complex Sports about the team's love for the Toronto-born rapper when the team was in London, England for an NBA global game.

It looks like if you are Drake's enemy, you are the Raptors' enemy too.

Have you had to put a ban on Meek Mill?
Patrick Patterson: Oh yeah, Meek Mill has been banned for a long time. No one plays Meek Mill.

Ouch. Sorry, Meek Mill. At least, Nicki Minaj still likes you.

John...
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The Drake Sports Curse Is Still Alive And Well

1/9/2016 10:15pm EST
Drake Causes Kentucky Wildcats An NCAA Violation
The Kentucky Wildcats have self-reported a minor NCAA violation involving Drake.

UK reported to the NCAA a “Level III violation” on October 19, 2015. A level III violation is not considered serious. In this case, it involved “preferential treatment” after a Drake concert in Chicago.

According to the report, a member of Drake's team recognized Wildcat guard Tyler Ulis and invited him to meet with the rapper. Drake and the player spent three or four minutes together. The Ulis and Drake posed for a photo during that time. Later in the night, Ulis posted a picture of himself with Drake.

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LSU Freshman Ben Simmons Trolls Drake

1/6/2016 1:09pm EST
LSU’s Ben Simmons Trolls Drake On Instagram Following Win Over W
College basketball player Ben Simmons rocks LSU gold on Drake's Kentucky Wildcats, and he let Campagne Papi know all about it.

On Tuesday night, after LSU destroyed the Wildcats 85-67, Simmons took to Instagram with a special message for Drake.

In one of the rapper's most recent songs, Scholarships, he says, “I rock Kentucky blue on these hoes.” Simmons changed it up, commenting, "I rock LSU gold on these" and included Drake's username in the post.

Drake has a engraved 2012 Kentucky championship ring from the Wildcats and has even warmed up with the team before a game. After the Wildca...
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This Long Running Rap Feud Continues

12/29/2015 10:36am EST
It's On! Meek Mill Disses Drake Again!
Is the long-buried feud between rappers Meek Mill and Drake being reignited once again?

Reportedly Mill's upcoming mixtape, "DreamChasers 4," contains yet another jab at Drake.

This is Mill's first piece of new music since he attacked Drake in a tune over the summer.

E! News reported that a new bit from the upcoming album was released and yet again, Mill is taking shots at his purported enemy.

The music was posted by Complex Magazine.

E! reported the lyrics to read, "When I was saying s**t about the rhymes you ain't wrote/ I can't wait until we run into ya/ I'ma put a gun in ya."

Th...
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Are Drake and Stephen Curry Best Friends?

12/27/2015 2:59pm EST
Drake
The Drake-Stephen Curry bromance is officially on. After the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavs and LeBron James on Christmas Day, Drake was spotted wearing a Steph Curry OVO shirt.

Drake even took to Instagram to say Curry is, "the definition of class and talent and deserves everything right now!"

Last week, Drake attended another Warriors game. After the game, Drake, Stephen Curry and Curry's wife Ayesha, had dinner together at In-N-Out Burger.

My loveeee Drake is at in-n-out in Alameda!!!! @champagnepapi @stephencurry30 @ayeshacurry #drake #stephencurry #ayeshacurry (c...
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40 Best Songs Of 2015

12/26/2015 11:00am EST
40 Best Songs Of 2015
It’s a tall task to pick the best albums in any given year, specifically when it comes to ranking them. Even more difficult is selecting the best songs as the music industry is much more record/song-centric than it was once was. Even when albums (exception: Adele’s 25) don’t sell, songs do. There were lots and lots of notable songs from 2015, so narrowing the list to 40 is an arduous task. As arduous as it was, here’s our best shot – 40 of the Best Songs of 2015.

1) The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” (Beauty Behind the Madness)

Adele or the Weeknd for the top spot – that was the question...
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25 Best Albums Of 2015

12/19/2015 3:00pm EST
25 Best Albums Of 2015 Hand Picked By Our Music Critic
It’s that time once again – time to assemble the list of the best albums of the year! 2015 featured some magnificent albums as well as some not-so-great ones, but isn’t the same thing uttered each and every year. Shocking to no one, the list is top-heavy. Still, even the albums filling out the bottom are worthwhile additions to the album collection as well! Here are the 25 best albums of 2015.

1) Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly (Interscope)

West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album was the top pick for best album in our mid-year 25 Best Albums of 2015 (So Far) list, and not...
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Drake Gets His Own Night In Toronto

11/25/2015 3:41pm EST
Toronto Politician And Raptors Mascot Dance To 'Hotline Bling' F
Once every year the Toronto Raptors honor their fearless leader, Drake, with his own night.

November 25 is Drake's night.

On of the perks of Drake night is free Drake stuff, like lint rollers and t-shirts, which later sell on Ebay for thousands of dollars.

This year, in addition to watching LeBron James destroy the team, ticket holders are able to film their own 'Hotline Bling' video. The Raptors mascot, Raptor and Toronto politician Norm Kelly were the first to try it out.

Kelly served as the interim mayor of Toronto when Rob Ford was unable to perform his mayor duties due to sub...
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Drake’s New OVO Raptors Clothing Line Is A Little Pricey

11/17/2015 12:06pm EST
Drake Releases Pricey New Toronto Raptors, OVO Clothing Line
Rapper Drake has teamed with the Toronto Raptors to create an OVO Raptors clothing line. However, you have to make Drake money to purchase them.

A men's quadruple's double warm-up jacket costs $349.99 Canadian dollars while Raptors OVO Mitchell & Ness men's woven pants go for $199.99 CAD.

Drake’s new clothing line launched on November 13. Most of the pieces have both Raptors and OVO logos on them. The line includes jackets, pants, hoodies, hats and t-shirts. A women's line has not been made available.

The Raptors already have a Drake alternate jersey that resembles clothing from the ...
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Songs With Sexually Driven Lyrics

10/25/2015 11:00am EDT
11 Sexy Songs – Songs With Sexually Driven Lyrics
Get prepared folks for the sexiest songs ever – said no one ever. Any form of the word sex doesn’t leave much room for substance, as it literally “is what it is.” These supposedly sexy songs all have pleasure in mind, and not just your listening pleasure! Here are 11 sexy songs – supposedly!

1) Justin Timberlake, “SexyBack” (FutureSex/LoveSound, 2006)

Before urban pop star Justin Timberlake’s sophomore album FutureSex/LoveSound dropped, apparently sexy went away. But because Justin Timberlake has those dashing good looks, a fantastic voice, and S-W-A-G out of the roof, he brought “sexy b...
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Happy Birthday!

10/24/2015 7:00am EDT
Drake
Happy Birthday to:

Rapper Drake (1986)

Actress Kirby Bliss Blanton (1990)

Actress Shenae Grimes (1989)

Singer VV Brown (1983)

Singer / actress Adrienne Bailon (1983)

Internet star Tila Tequila (1981)

Singer Monica (1980)

Supermodel Caprice Bourret (1974)

Rapper Madlib (1973)

Singer-songwriter Laura Veirs (1973)

Actress Dervla Kirwan (1971)

Actress Jacqueline McKenzie (1967)

Actor B.D. Wong(1962)

Actor John Kassir (1957)

Actor Doug Davidson (1954)

Actor Kevin Kline(1947)

Director Martin Campbell (1940)

Actor F. Murray Abraham(1939)

Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman (1936)...
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Selena Gomez Fends Off The Game For Top Spot

10/20/2015 10:19am EDT
Selena Gomez Takes ‘Revival’ To No. 1 On The Billboard 200
Selena Gomez did it once again – debut in the number one spot on the Billboard 200. Enough folks were ‘revived’ by Gomez’s Revival to propel the pop artist’s fifth album overall (second solo album) to the penthouse. Overall, Revival impacted to the tune of 117,000 units, which is respectable. That said, only about 73% of that total (85,000 copies) is sales excluding streaming and tracks. Previous album Stars Dance was a stronger seller.

Even with Gomez padding her totals with streaming and tracks, Gomez would’ve still edged the other frontrunner for the top spot, The Game. The Game still...
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Drake And Serena Engaged? We Got The Latest Scoop

10/9/2015 9:14am EDT
Verdict From Drake And Serena About Engagement, Marriage Rumors:
Unless you've been too busy waiting for the world to end, the news that Drake proposed to Serena Williams probably slipped by you. Yea, it's like that; Drizzy supposedly popped the question to the world's No.1 women's singles tennis player, and she said "yes!" Both were tight-lipped about the latest rumors, and Twitter went bonkers over this Drake and Serena engagement thing. But according to the rapper's camp, it didn't go down like that.

We know Drake started from the bottom, now he's here, but what we didn't know (more on that later) is if the engagement buzz is 100. However, according ...
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Listen To Drake’s Finalized Track 'Can I' Featuring Beyonce

10/6/2015 12:20pm EDT
Have You Heard Drake's New Single Featuring Beyonce?
Music fans are buzzing this week about a new track that features two of the biggest music stars in the world.

Canadian rapper Drake recently released a new song called "Can I" that features Beyonce as his backup singer. Drake dropped the track as part of his OVO Sound Radio show on Apple's Beats 1 radio station.

The track is the second collaboration between the two artists. In 2013, Drake made an appearance on Beyonce's "Mine." a song on her self-titled album that she surprise-released on Apple's iTunes.

Speaking of Apple, some industry observers are raising their eyebrows at the fact...
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