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Chart Check: Rihanna Rises On Hot 100 While Drake Dominates Billboard 200 With Surprise Album

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At the rate Rihanna, Kanye, and Paul McCartney are moving, it looks more like they’re ‘FourFiveSeconds’ to hitting #1 on the Hot 100 with their modern day pop-folk single.  Giving McCartney his first top 5 on the chart in 31 years, the song is slowly, but surely creeping to the top spot.

But, as the week has evidenced, such creep will be no easy feat.

As the tally’s refreshing shows, ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ hitmaker Bruno Mars appears to be locked in the #1 spot and has clocked yet another week on the chart’s perch with ‘Uptown Funk.’  In fact, reigning in lucky week number 7, the run gives him his longest reign at the top – besting his former longest reign ‘Heaven’ by 1 week.

Elsewhere, on album charts, it comes as no surprise that Drake‘s surprise album ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ is #1 with over 535,000 united moved its inaugural week (495,000 of those are pure album sales).  To put this into context, Beyonce’s self-titled surprise moved 617,000 units in a little over 3 days, but could at least later boast physical copy sales in its tally.

Drake’s sales are expected to be relatively sustained over the next week but, unlike Bey, will not have any physical retailer as its considered a “mixtape.”  Furthermore, Drizzy’s reign atop the Billboard 200 enters him in history books as only the second hip hop act to see his first 4 albums debut at #1 (DMX is the first).

Enough chatter, tuck in below to see this week’s refreshed Hot 100 and Billboard 200 lists below:

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Amber Rose Joins Drake To Blast Tyga & Kylie Jenner’s “Relationship”

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Celebrity personality Amber Rose has joined a long list of critics blasting the rapper Tyga this year, scolding him for allegedly beginning a relationship with underage TV personality Kylie Jenner.

Doing so during an interview with hit radio show ‘The Breakfast Club’, Rose revealed that she was completely against their pair’s alleged pairing, citing Kylie’s age as her biggest issue with it.

What she had to say on the matter?

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Watch: Drake Covers Rihanna’s ‘FourFiveSeconds’ Live

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Drake is currently riding high with his new album ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’. The set, which dropped as a surprise earlier this week, has been earning praise aplenty for both its unique roll-out and content.

And yet, despite this, the rapper has been recorded plugging the release of ex girlfriend Rihanna.

While performing at a Sprite sponsored concert in New York last night, Drizzy paid homage with his own rendition of the track.

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Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ To Sell Half A Million Copies…By Sunday

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Drake continues to give his rivals good cause to pause and reflect on their careers today, doing so with the release of his surprise EP ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.’

For, hours after its release, the project is now predicted to cross sales of 500,000 units by the end of this weekend and top the Billboard 200 by the time next week’s chart swings by.

Indeed, despite being sold as a mixtape, its original production has some given some industry spectators reason to believe it is actually an album, set to help the rapper cut ties with the Cash Money music group  as it faces heat from its banner act (and his mentor) Lil Wayne.

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Watch: Drake – ‘Jungle (The Movie)’

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With his time at Cash Money drawing to a close, Drake dropped his latest body of work  last night, doing so “Beyonce style” via a surprise release strategy.

Now peep the short film he released before the project’s unveiling below! Its name? ‘Jungle’, making its way to the world on the sixth anniversary of his breakout mixtape ‘So Far Gone.’

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Drake Disses Tyga: ‘Act Your Age, Not Your Girl’s Age’

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Months after Tyga took to VIBE magazine to announce his departure from his Young Money label home and slam his fellow YMCMB labelmates Nicki Minaj & Drake (click here if you missed that), the ‘Faded’ rapper is now feeling the burn from a clapback found on ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.’

Unfamiliar with the title?

We were too until late Wednesday night when Drizzy dropped the mixtape unexpectedly to iTunes, sending his faithful fans into a frenzy.  That frenzy was heightened, however, once listeners perused the record to find a less-than-subtle jab at Tyga and 17-year-old girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, in the song ‘6pm In New York.’

See what he said below:

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Surprise! Drake Drops Secret New Album ‘Beyonce’-Style

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Drake is clearly trying to break the internet.

Sending the net aflutter with the drop of his latest project, ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,’ similar to the rollout styles of David Bowie and Beyonce‘s latest releases, the set is soaring up Itunes as we speak from fans not knowing if it was a full length studio album or just a mixtape.

Unlike the duo above, he at least lent some form of warning when he shared a 15-minute short film ‘Jungle’ (seen below).  Have you been to iTunes to get your copy or do you need more convincing?

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