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‘Bijoux 22’: Elijah Blake Breaks Def Jam Download Record

Blessed, might be one word to describe ‘Everything’ singer Elijah Blake.

Arriving on the scene courtesy of cuts penned for other artists, last week saw the 22 year old take the net by storm with the release of the critically acclaimed mix tape, ‘Bijoux 22‘, by way of Roc Nation and Def Jam Recordings.

Now, less than four days after launch, the release has etched his name into the label’s history books.

Exciting details below…

Less than 24 hours after debut, ‘Bijoux’ pulled in a cool 20,000 downloads from music lovers across the globe, helped in part by its lead single ‘XOXO‘, featuring Common.

Today, just five days later, it now sits pretty at 36,000 downloads- making him the fastest downloaded R&B act at the label, and the first piece of any genre to pull in numbers this quickly since Young Jeezy‘s ‘It’s The World’, hosted by DJ Drama earlier this year.

In honor of the mixtape’s success, today saw Def Jam CEO Joie Manda dedicate his personal Twitter handle to Blake with the following:

On learning of his record, Blake told That Grape Juice.Net:

“This record for me represents freedom and liberation in the sense that this EP is literally something we put together with no structure no formula just went off of feeling and against everything that’s expected from R’n’B males today and the people welcomed it. That’s all you can ask for.

This is why I do it.

Even before I knew what publishing was and the money that could be made I just wanted to sing and share my story with the world so for that to finally be coming into fruition is the greatest reward ever. I’m greatful and thankful first and foremost to GOD for allowing me the platform . I just wanna say a  big thank you to the fans and you guys for supporting me.”

Fans can expect the star’s debut album to drop at the top of the year, until then…

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38 Comments

  1. December 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    JAKE says:
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    Well, congrats!!! 😉

    I suppose.

    • December 16, 2012 at 3:26 pm
      Jeff says:
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      Now Jake, Gimmie some sugar

    • December 16, 2012 at 6:33 pm
      truth(i could drag the F*** ouuta icki but y, she did it on herself with reflop and no grammy nods. so ill just stomp her pissy fans p**** in chile) says:
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      Who is he again?? #shrugs shoulders

  2. December 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    DOSSOME says:
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    Who is he???

    • December 16, 2012 at 6:33 pm
      truth(i could drag the F*** ouuta icki but y, she did it on herself with reflop and no grammy nods. so ill just stomp her pissy fans p**** in chile) says:
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      Thats what IM askn chile

  3. December 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    THE LEGENDARY LAX says:
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    That what i call R&B!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well Done

  4. December 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    BeyWhoUWanna says:
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    What kind of anonymous slayage?

    • December 16, 2012 at 3:07 pm
      MDNA2012 says:
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      Bobby V shade?

      • December 16, 2012 at 3:14 pm
        NAVI says:
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        lol you caught the 5 O’ Clock shadow too YASSSS LMAO

      • December 16, 2012 at 3:19 pm
        QueenOfTheNavy says:
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        BeyWhoUWanna, i bask in your witty shade, even when it’s against my fave.

  5. December 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    STONY says:
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    like really is that what you call great music???? sam you must be mad in your head

  6. December 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    Lana Del Slay says:
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    My future baby daddy tbh.

    • December 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm
      OverdoseOnSorry says:
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      Sorry honey, that ship has sailed and is on its way to my womb in 5, 4,3,2… PREGNANT!

  7. December 16, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    MonstahBarb says:
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    Oceania must be quaking in her boots.

  8. December 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ says:
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    Congrats man, I’m downloading it at the moment.

    • December 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm
      DOSSOME says:
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      Good luck with that…i normally lose interest when sam overpromotes these artists

  9. December 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    OVOForever says:
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    Homebody is doing the damn thing, i remember him when he was on Youtube even before I stanned for King Graham, but I think i can find room in my heart for two dudes.

  10. December 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    HIAM says:
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    Not that i want to be rude, but if he doesn’t execute my life with some Radar teas for Brit’s new album he can have a seat on his local park bench. If he gives Britney a hit I will stan downe for him.

  11. December 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    Jeff says:
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    I’m confused. How can you establish such hype around a free download? There must be people that have downloaded this and deleted it already?
    It would be like counting all illegal downloads into an artists chart album sales. When peeps have to actually buy his music is when it counts.
    Personally i wasn’t that impressed

  12. December 16, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    Monstarebel says:
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    Oh

  13. December 16, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    Haha says:
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    Now WHO else is signed to Def Jam and Roc Nation…? Looks like somebody is about to slide down the priority chain!

  14. December 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and See what happens! says:
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    emmm…so this is news?
    dont get me wrong i love elijah but this post seems over exaggerated..

  15. December 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm
    RICHANDBLACK11 says:
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    CONGRATS MAN

  16. December 16, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    Touché says:
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    Well good for him.

  17. December 16, 2012 at 9:41 pm
    John says:
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    Elijah blake is one fine man. He can get it, all of it

  18. December 16, 2012 at 11:58 pm
    Belladonna says:
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    Aww he can sing really well i like him! He seems like a nice person to and he’s really cute I hope he makes it! You can Never have to many nice people in the Music Industry lol (Beyonce,LadyGaga, JayZ,JustinBieber,Drake,FrankOcean,Miguel,Taylor Swift, One Dieraction and Adele)! #GoodPeople

  19. December 17, 2012 at 2:46 am
    Kathy says:
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    He sounded really good on Keyshia Cole’s album.

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