He’s the Grammy award singer/songwriter readying the release of his debut single ‘XOX‘ in the coming weeks.
Now, in penning the latest chapter in his success story, Elijah Blake has secured his very first digital certification, joining fellow artists/collaborators Beyonce, Ciara and Nicki Minaj in celebrating their own respective wins this week.
Good news below…
Upon its launch last December, the ‘Everything’ sensation exceeded initial digital projections when his ‘Bijoux 22′ EP scored 20,000 individual downloads in the first 24 hours of release. Later that week, a further 16,000 individual internet users downloaded the release- bringing its first week online numbers to 36,000 units.
Now, with over 200,000 streams to its name, the project has now been certified Bronze by Idle Media‘s ‘Datpiff‘ for reaching download figures of over 25,000 on that outlet alone- helped in part by momentum generated by the aforementioned ‘XOX’.
Meanwhile, over in the Nation Of Pinkslam, Nicki Minaj extends her lead as the UK’s most frequently charting Rap export with her #1 album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded‘ and her ‘Re-Up’ single ‘High School’.
For, more than one year after its April 3rd 2012 arrival, the album has soared back into the nation’s Hip Hop Top 5, occupying the #4 spot, outselling every release spawned by ‘The Motto’ MC Drake and ‘How Many Drinks’ performer Kendrick Lamar.
As this happens, ‘High School’ soars back into the Top Ten, now holding the #8 spot as her combined global album sales continue to soar past the 5 million unit mark and head to 6 million, with her debut LP ‘Pink Friday‘ enjoying worldwide sales of 3.8 million and ‘Reloaded’ currently at the 1.6 million mark.
Back in the UK, Beyonce & Ciara fly the flag for R&B with their respective releases. In Ciara’s case, comes ‘Body Party’ which sits pretty at #17 on iTunes R&B as the combined views for its official video reside at 5,693,683 views.
This, a major catalyst in the cut’s Billboard Hot 100 win last week- with video streams now counting towards chart positions.
Then, if one had to name this week’s highest ranking chart royal, they’d find the answer to that question lies in ‘Grown Woman‘ Beyonce.
That’s right, with 14 new single entries on iTunes R&B, 8 on Itunes Pop and the #21 spot on the overall albums tally with her LP ‘4’, the ‘Gift From Virgo‘ icon has reaped the full rewards from the British leg of her ‘Mrs.Carter Show‘ tour.
Come Sunday, fans can expect to find the aforementioned ‘4′ firmly embedded in the UK Top 30, two years after its release date- and a Top Ten slot on the Urban tally….pushing the album’s sales even further towards the 3 million unit milestone.