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    Drake Makes History by Breaking Spotify's 50 Billion Streams Record

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    The audio streaming service confirms the ‘God’s Plan’ hitmaker’s feat days after he celebrated the achievement with a post on his Instagram Story timeline.

    Jan 20, 2021
    AceShowbiz – Hip-hop superstar Drake has made music history by becoming the first artist to break the 50 billion streams barrier on Spotify.
    Unconfirmed reports about the rapper’s latest career milestone emerged over the weekend (January 16-17), when Drake himself shared a social media post about the achievement on his Instagram Story timeline and simply added an upside down smiley face, but now Spotify bosses have made the news official, confirming the feat to Variety.
    The new honour shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to fans – Drake has repeatedly dominated end-of-year streaming lists with the popularity of chart smashes like “One Dance”, “Hotline Bling”, and “In My Feelings”, while 2018 single “God’s Plan” boasts more than 1.67 billion hits alone on Spotify.

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    He also ended the 2010s as the most-streamed artist with 28 billion streams, beating Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Ariana Grande, and Eminem to the title.
    And Drake is only going to improve on his impressive track record when he releases his new album, “Certified Lover Boy”, later this month.
    The Canadian star first hinted that a new album was in the works back in April 2020 as the album was originally set for a release this summer. Drake later announced the album’s title on August 14 of the same year.
    He treated fans to a short teaser last October, which also happened to be his 34th birthday. Additionally, he released “Laugh Now Cry Later” featuring Lil Durk. It marks the first single to be released from this new project.

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    Drake Suggests It's Time to Start Something New in the Wake of The Weeknd's 2021 Grammys Snub

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    The ‘Toosie Slide’ rapper publicly voices his support to the ‘Blinding Lights’ hitmaker shortly after the latter branded the prestigious music awards ‘corrupt’ for failing to give him a single nomination.

    Nov 26, 2020
    AceShowbiz – Drake has voiced his support for The Weeknd after the latter got snubbed at the 2021 Grammy Awards. Upon learning that the “Blinding Lights” hitmaker did not receive any nominations for the 63rd annual music awards, the “Toosie Slide” rapper suggested it is a “great time for somebody to start something new.”
    The 34-year-old offered his two cents on the drama via Instagram Story on Wednesday, November 25. “I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and just accept that what once was the highest form of recognition may no longer matter to the artists that exist now and the ones that come after,” he began.
    “It’s like a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just can’t change their ways. The other day I said @TheWeeknd was a lock for either Album or Song of the Year along with reasonable assumptions and it just never goes that way,” the MC continued. “This is a great time for somebody to start something new that we can build up over time and pass on to the generations to come.”

    Drake supported The Weeknd after the latter got snubbed at the 2021 Grammy Awards.

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    Drake’s support came after The Weeknd and his latest album “After Hours” failed to land nods at the upcoming Grammys despite it being commercially successful. The Canadian star himself has called out the Recording Academy on Instagram and Twitter for the snub. “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency,” he declared in the Tuesday, November 24 posts.
    The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Makkonen, additionally revealed that he was preparing a performance for the awards show, which had been scheduled a week before his half-time show at the 2021 Super Bowl. He tweeted, “Collaboratively planning a performance for weeks to not being invited? In my opinion zero nominations = you’re not invited!”
    Reacting to The Weeknd’s jab, Recording Academy chief Harvey Mason Jr. insisted that his lack of nominations had nothing to do with his upcoming Super Bowl gig. “We understand that The Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated,” he said in a statement. “I was surprised and can empathize with what he’s feeling. His music this year was excellent, and his contributions to the music community and broader world are worthy of everyone’s admiration.”
    “We were thrilled when we found out he would be performing at the upcoming Super Bowl and we would have loved to have him also perform on the Grammy stage the weekend before…unfortunately, every year, there are fewer nominations than the number of deserving artists,” he continued. “But as the only peer-voted music award, we will continue to recognize and celebrate excellence in music while shining a light on the many amazing artists that make up our global community.”
    Harvey concluded by stating, “To be clear, voting in all categories ended well before The Weeknd’s performance at the Super Bowl was announced, so in no way could it have affected the nomination process.”

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  • T.I. Insists He's Not Dissing Drake With Urinating Lines: 'I Ain't Had No Malicious Intent'

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    In an interview with Apple Music’s Rap Life Radio, the ‘No Mediocre’ rapper is confused over how people can take his line on ‘We Did It Big’ as a diss directed at the Canadian superstar.

    Oct 24, 2020
    AceShowbiz – T.I. recently made headlines when he confirmed the story of his late friend, Terrance Beasley a.k.a. Cap, urinating Drake at a private movie screening via his new album “The L.I.B.R.A”. People were convinced that the “No Mediocre” rapper was dissing the Canadian superstar with the lines, but he has since insisted in an interview that he was not throwing jabs at him.
    During an interview with Apple Music’s Rap Life Radio with Ebro Darden, T.I. made it clear he had no malicious intent with the lines, saying that he was mad at Cap when that happened. He said, “I shut all that s**t down. I didn’t wanna be part of something that was a harmless incident. … I didn’t want it to be weaponized against anybody … I was pissed off at my partner when it happened … The wildest s**t I’ve ever seen before in my f**king life. You know what I’m saying?”

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    “But that s**t, I ain’t had no malicious intent,” the “Ant-Man and the Wasp” star added. “I just don’t see how it could ever be taken as a diss. I don’t see how that could be. That would be someone allowing their emotions to manipulate them, if so.”
    T.I. confirmed the long-running rumors on track “We Did It Big” featuring John Legend. “Caught a body, spent millions appealin’ your case,” he raps. “While I’m fightin’ my own, somehow got you home/ So drunk in L.A., end up pissin’ on Drake, s**t/F**k it, that’s still my brother since back in the trap house.”
    Drake apparently did not appreciate what his fellow rapper revealed on the song because days after his album hit the store, T.I. is no longer on the “Hotline Bling” hitmaker’s following list on Instagram.

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  • T.I. Confirms His Friend Peed on Drake in New Album, the Latter Unfollows Him

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    Rumors of Terrance Beasley a.k.a. Cap urinating on the ‘Hotline Bling’ hitmaker were first started by Meek Mill, who rapped on ‘Wanna Know’, ‘You let Tip homie piss on you in a movie theater n***a, we ain’t forget.’

    Oct 19, 2020
    AceShowbiz – Now that T.I. has confirmed a long-standing rumor surrounding him and Drake, it appears the latter has no reason to follow his fellow rapper any longer. The Canadian superstar hit the unfollow button on the “No Mediocre” rapper’s Instagram page after Tip revealed in his new album, “The L.I.B.R.A.”, that his friend did pee on Drake before.
    Tip made the confession on his song, “We Did It Big”, featuring John Legend. “Caught a body, spent millions appealin’ your case,” he raps. “While I’m fightin’ my own, somehow got you home/ So drunk in L.A., end up pissin’ on Drake, s**t/F**k it, that’s still my brother since back in the trap house.”

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    Now, days after the album hit the stores, Tip is no longer on Drake’s following list.
    Rumors of the incident first surfaced in public back in 2015, when Drake was in a full-blown beef with Meek Mill. Releasing a diss song called “Wanna Know”, the Philly rapper spitted on the tune, “You let Tip homie piss on you in a movie theater n***a, we ain’t forget/Real n***as back in style this s**t is lit/This that Ja Rule s**t and 50 Cent.”
    Soon after Meek’s claims made headlines, sources explained that the incident occured during a private screening of “Takers” in 2010. Terrance Beasley a.k.a. Cap, who was killed in prison nearly a year ago, was allegedly highly intoxicated and began urinating on himself. Further reports suggested that he got into it with Drake and his crew, with some pee unintentionally getting on the “Hotline Bling” hitmaker.
    Drake, learning of this, reportedly got up from his seat 30 minutes into the movie, cursing out and leaving the venue.

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  • Drake Responds to Nicki Minaj Inviting Him to Playdate With Their Sons on New Song

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    Recorded when the ‘Bang Bang’ hitmaker was nine-month pregnant, ‘Whole Lotta Choppas’ remix finds her rapping, ‘To be honest, I hope one day we do a play-date with Adonis.’
    Oct 16, 2020
    AceShowbiz – Not long after Nicki Minaj gave birth to her first child, the rap superstar is already back in the industry. The new mom surprised fans on Thursday night, October 15 by hopping on the remix of Sada Baby’s “Whole Lotta Choppas”, name-dropping Drake’s son Adonis on the song.
    Recorded when Nicki was nine-month pregnant, the song finds her touching on several topics including the Black Lives Matter movement and her plastic surgeries. At one point during the tune, the “Bang Bang” hitmaker raps, “To be honest, I hope one day we do a play-date with Adonis/ Ooh, I’m ’bout my cake, get your bakin’ on.”

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    Drake was quick to give his response, loving the ideas. In a post shared on Instagram Stories, the Canadian rapper said, “Play dates soon come [love emoji].”

    This also confirmed that Drake and Nicki are back on good terms. The rappers used to be really close in the past, but their friendship started going south in 2015 after Drake began beefing with Meek Mill, who was dating the “Starship” rapper at the time. Drake and Nicki reconnected for a while after the latter broke up with Meek. However, their reconciliation was short-lived. In 2018, Drake and Nicki fell out again after the former made up with Meek, before both the “Hotline Bling” hitmaker and Nicki unfollowed each other on Instagram.
    Furthermore, later in December of that year, Nicki seemed to take a jab at both Drake and Meek on her freestyle “Barbie Going Bad”. She rapped, “When you lose the Queen, n****s friendly, dawg/ It was just back to back like Wimbley, dawg.” Drake himself admitted in an interview that the drama changed his relationship with Nicki “a lot,” before adding, “Probably forever.”

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  • Drake's Leaked Song Finds Him Confessing He Used to Date SZA in 2008

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    The Canadian superstar can be heard rapping on his 21 Savage and Metro Boomin collab ‘Mr. Right Now’, ‘Yeah, said she wanna f**k to some SZA, wait/ ‘Cause I used to date SZA back in ’08.’
    Oct 2, 2020
    AceShowbiz – Drake is apparently going to be featured in 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s “Savage Mode 2” album, and it looks like he makes some shocking revelation about his love life. Hours prior to the release of the highly-anticipated album, one of the songs off the record has been leaked online and found Drake confessing to dating SZA in the past.
    Titled “Mr. Right Now”, the song features Savage rapping in the chorus, “Ayy, turn your phone off (Straight up), take your clothes off (Straight up)/ I’m a savage but I f**k her to a slow song (Straight up)/ Turn the lights down (Straight up), lay the pipe down (Straight up)/ I ain’t Mr. Right but I’m Mr. Right Now (21),” before passing the baton to Drake.

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    In his own verse, the Canadian superstar spits his bars, “Turn your phone off, take your clothes off/ I’m a sav’, but I f**k her to a slow song.” His next lines shock a lot of people as he rhymes, “Yeah, said she wanna f**k to some SZA, wait/ ‘Cause I used to date SZA back in ’08.”
    As mentioned above, people were shocked after listening to the leaked song, considering that the singer should be around 17 should what the rapper said is true. “drake stans tryin to cover for him by saying sza lied abt her age. you cant make this s**t up,” one person weighed in. “Drake was like 21+? Why he bragging about/mentioning 18 year old SZA?” an individual wondered, while someone else commented, “When you find out how old SZA was throughout 2008, versus how old Drake was around that time, that makes this line even more bizarre.”
    Besides “Mr. Right Now”, “Savage Mode 2” will feature other songs such as “Many Men” and “Rip Luv”. It is scheduled to hit the stores on Friday midnight, October 2.

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  • Halsey 'Checkmates' Drake as She Has Feast After Reaching 3 Billion Spotify Streams

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    The ‘Without Me’ hitmaker calls out the Canadian rapper as she is eating snacks from her Spotify plaques after reaching three billion streams on the streaming platform.
    Sep 23, 2020
    AceShowbiz – Halsey enjoyed an outdoor feast from her award plaques as she celebrated three billion Spotify streams on Monday (21Sep20).
    The two-time Grammy nominee, who recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of the release of her debut studio album “Badlands”, took to social media to share her latest achievement.
    In her post, the star ate snacks and candy from two of her Spotify plaques – one for one billion streams of the 2016 Chainsmokers song “Closer”, on which she’s featured, and another for her 2018 single “Without Me” – each of which featured a round silver dish with the Spotify logo.
    As the camera panned up from the table, the hitmaker was seen enjoying a glass of rose wine as she said, “And they owe me one more too,” seemingly referring to her 2018 track “Eastside”, on which she collaborated with Khalid and Benny Blanco, which also surpassed a billion streams.

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    The “Manic” star captioned the video, “2 outta 3 of my billion plaques received. Check mate @champagnepapi thank you @spotify.” Her mention of Drake comes after he posted a similar video of himself eating pasta out of his Spotify award for a billion streams on his 2018 single “In My Feelings”.

    He captioned his clip, “We drank out of Grammys now you need a BILL to eat off the plate @spotify.”
    The “Hotline Bling” hitmaker became the most-streamed artist of the decade on Spotify last December, with more than 28 billion streams, having released nearly 200 songs on the streaming platform since 2010.

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