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Drake’s Surprise Mixtape Is The Best-Selling Rap Album In Over A Year

If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is a massive hit.

1. After shattering streaming records yesterday, the sales numbers for Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late are in. The retail mixtape moved 535,000 units in its first week on the charts, according to Nielsen Music.

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2. The debut showing, the biggest for a rap album since Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 in 2013, is especially impressive since it only reflects a little over three days on sale — with no distribution to physical retailers.

Breaking from the usual Tuesday morning tradition for album releases, IYRTITL was released as a surprise digital exclusive late Thursday night.

3. Despite being classified by Drake as a mixtape, the non-traditional release of IYRTITL actually managed to best the first-week sales of his 2010 major label debut album Thank Me Later.

Cash Money.

Cash Money.

Cash Money.

 

It’s his third best selling release after 2013’s Nothing Was The Same, which debuted with 658,000 sold, and 2011’s Take Care, which debuted with 631,000.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/reggieugwu/drakes-surprise-mixtape-is-the-best-selling-rap-album-in-ove


Community Post: 11 Times Drake Looked Like A Dinosaur

He is the global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors, after all.

1. Velociraptor

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2. Iguanodon

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3. Brachiosaurus

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4. Pachycephalosaurus

5. Triceratops

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6. Ceratosaurus

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7. Tyrannosaurus Rex

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8. Apatosaurus

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9. Megalosaurus

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10. Styracosaurus

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11. Diplodocus

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/kaylaharvey/11-times-drake-looked-like-a-dinosaur-jdn1


Nieah Is Your New Korean R&B Goddess

Nieah, an R&B singer from South Korea, has all the makings of an R&B superstar. And the tracks to prove it.

1. Nieah is poised to take the Korean R&B scene by storm. Her new jam “Tell Me Why” is a lush, beautiful song that any U.S. singer would kill to get their hands on.

2. “Tell Me Why” is a song about longing. Nieah is in love, but she’s starting to feel like it’s unrequited. Her lover is keeping something back from her. The first verse is especially haunting:

The questions you couldn’t ask
The hurt that you couldn’t hold back
You don’t have to hide anymore

The things you had to keep secret
You can tell me everything truthfully

From now on, give me all of your pain,
But only if it’s okay with you
I will hold you tight, don’t worry

3. Can’t you imagine Tinashe crooning to this beat? Or Drake rapping over it? “Tell Me Why” is perfect for chill nights driving through the city with your woes.

4. Nieah spoke to BuzzFeed and shared a bit of her journey.

“It’s been about four years since I started writing my own music,” Nieah told BuzzFeed. She was born in South Korea and moved to Seoul when she was 17. She at first went to school to learn music, but it ended up not being for her. Her style of music wasn’t exactly marketable in Korea, and it wasn’t taught at school. So she had to do it all on her own.

When asked about her musical influences, Nieah said, “my favorite artist is Kelly Rowland. It was all thanks to her that I [am] doing music. She influenced me a lot [with her] voice, soul, and appearance.”

5. Besides Kelly Rowland’s influence, Nieah’s Instagram shows that she’s a huge fan of American R&B. She wrote the lyrics to “Tell Me Why” herself and produced it with artists Mute and Jay Dope.

On working with Mute and Jay Dope, Nieah told BuzzFeed, “We have a lot of common interests in music and we inspired each other. We are going to work on lot of projects like ‘Tell Me Why’ and reveal ourselves to world soon.”

She also plans on creating her own label with them.

7. And it doesn’t end with “Tell Me Why” — Nieah slays with this song “Belief,” which she wrote and produced herself.

Nieah plans to release her next single on April 28th and she’s currently working on a mini-album for July.

9. Keep kicking ass, Nieah. And keep giving us more dope jams.

You can follow Nieah on Twitter here.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/iramadison/nieah-is-your-new-korean-rb-goddess


Die Antwoord’s Yolandi Visser Called Drake A Homophobic Slur

Disgusting, homophobic shots fired.

1. Die Antwoord are currently on tour with Drake for Australia’s Future Music Festival. Following the festival’s first stop in Sydney, Die Antwoord singer Yolandi Visser posted this with the caption “Fuk. Drake was kak*.”:

*(Kak = shit)

2. Excuse you. Are you kidding???

3. It’s 2015.

5. Literally just GTFO of here.

6. Also? Drake was flawless, and you misquoted him. What he said was “I’m a motherfucking legend.”

7. In conclusion, sorry about your homophobia, your archaic ideas of masculinity and your awful taste BYE. Drake will be just fine without you.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/stephanieanderson/die-antwoord-called-drake-a-homophobic-slur