This year, Hip Hop’s fastest rising star Elijah Blake will join Diplo and NO I.D. in releasing his sophomore EP ‘Bijoux 23′, the follow up to the record breaking ‘Bijoux 22′.
Set to hit digital outlets after the 23 year old watched the online streaming figure for his song ‘Vendetta’ surpass 10 million last week, this week has brought with it more good news from the Def Jam priority act…and the Pop riot that is Miley Cyrus!
Good news below…
As anticipation for the release intensifies, music lovers from around the world have taken to YouTube to showcase their support from the performer. Some, via the covers you’ll see below, and others via subscribing to his official page on the video sharing platform.
So eager are these fans to keep up with the star’s content, the last week has seen his subscriber figure surpass 20,000 and arrive at the 21,383 figure, helping the release’s cuts make substantial gains to. Gains, that hum to the tune of 48,471 views on the audio for his number ‘Everything’ and 352,553 views on the official video for his launch single ‘XOX’.
Impressive, as it paints quite a pretty picture for the powers that be over at Roc Nation and Island Def Jam, who- according to many an industry bird- plan to capitalise on his existing buzz with an album roll out set to establish him at the breakout act of 2014.
A roll out, to be orchestrated by the genius behind Brand Rihanna…Jay Brown.
Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus continues to dominate the net with her new single ‘Wrecking Ball‘, whose official video now sits atop 205 million views- just four weeks after its unveiling.
To be exact, the cut now boasts of 205,022,201 streams on the outlet, generating enough US views week on week to ensure a lengthy stay on the Billboard Hot 100′s Top 20.
In doing so, it fights off intense competition from Rihanna‘s Platinum single ‘Pour It Up’ which has now pulled in 37, 749,368 views in just six days- helped in great part by its arguably explicit nature and the year long anticipation it garnered since the cut was released via her seventh studio album, ‘Unapologetic’.
Over at iTunes, Lorde continues her reign with ‘Royals’ currently residing at #1, while the release of Cyrus’ new LP ‘Bangerz‘ have seen its jam ‘Adore You’ speed to #7 while forcing ‘We Can’t Stop’ to #10.
In doing this, she forces Lady GaGa‘s ‘Applause’ out of the Top Ten but does very little to tamper with Katy Perry’s chart run, with ‘Roar’ perched at #4 two months after its August 4th release.
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