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It’s official: Calvin Harris is richer than Drake & Paul McCartney

It’s common knowledge by now that EDM can be a lucrative field for certain artists, with high earners like David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and The Chainsmokers successfully making a crossover into the mainstream and earning tens of millions in the process. Calvin Harris, who’s forged countless number one hits to date and captured the hearts […]

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Good Morning Mix: Benzi comes through with new summer heat on tenth anniversary ‘Get Right Radio’ mix installment

Your favorite DJ’s favorite DJ is back at it again. Summer time inevitably means a new “Get Right Radio” mix installment from LA-based edit dealer Benzi, and for the 10th anniversary edition of his running mix series, the Girl Trapz proponent has definitely pulled out all the stops. Famous for his endless trove of personal edits, mashups, […]

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DJ Sliink and DJ Jayhood add a Jersey twist to Drake’s ‘In My Feelings’

Since the release of Drake‘s fifth studio album a few weeks ago, countless producers have stepped up to put their own twists on the platinum LP‘s 25 tracks. The latest to try their hand are New Jersey producers DJ Sliink and DJ Jayhood, who’ve tackled “In My Feelings.” The Newark duo have flipped the soulful R&B […]

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Wireless Festival organizers knew headliner DJ Khaled wouldn’t perform months ahead of event

Organizers of London’s Wireless Festival formally admitted their knowledge that headliner DJ Khaled would be unable to perform months ahead of the Finsbury Park event, hosted from July 6-8. We take responsibility for not telling fans sooner and want all Khaled’s fans in UK to know he truly looks forward to coming to UK to […]

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Drake delivers new ‘Behind Barz’ freestyle, appears to take a stab at Kanye West

It’s only been a week since Drake‘s deliverance of the absolutely massive Scorpion album, and the rapper’s already got back in the booth for a searing new “Behind Barz” freestyle. The freestyle – originally recorded on the British rap channel Link Up TV on June 27, just two days before Scorpion shattered streaming records – seems to stir up some significant […]

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Scorpion Season: Drake is the first artist to ever hit 1 billion plus global streams in one week

Drake’s new album Scorpion ushered in an unparalleled era for the Toronto artist. Having already broken the all-time streaming record in just three days, it seemed Drake was at the height of his accomplishments; but now, Scorpion has officially just become the first album to be streamed over one billion times across global streaming platforms,. Such an achievement […]

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Drake’s ‘Blue Tint’ receives an energetic remix from Anikdote

Drake‘s latest album Scorpion has taken the music world by storm. From breaking streaming records in the first week to calling out past beef, it’s no surprise that artists would find opportunities to put their own spin on the 23-track compilation. One of the first to take the stand is the versatile 21-year-old producer Anikdote, […]

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Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ went platinum the day it dropped

Popular consensus is that Drake took the L in his highly publicized beef with Pusha T. In the grand scheme, perhaps he lost that battle, but less than one week after The Boy’s massive fifth studio album, Scorpion, it’s becoming increasingly safe to say he’s won the war. That’s because after not only shattering Spotify, Apple Music, […]

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Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ has broken the all-time one-week streaming record in just three days

It’s record-breaking season for Toronto born and raised rapper Drake as his new album, Scorpion, has just broken the record for the most U.S. streams in any single given week.  Originally reported by both Billboard and Chart Data, Drizzy’s new album not only broke the record for the most U.S. streams in any single given week, it […]

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A complete list of the songs sampled on ‘Scorpion’

The production of a 25-song album could be a prodigal initiative, yet the arrival of Scorpion, notably Drake‘s most expansive release to date, exemplifies not only the caliber of the ‘6 God’s’ lyrical and beat constructions, but the maturity of both. An album that reflects a clear trajectory of growth, be it with respect to Drake’s progression as […]

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Drake shatters Apple Music’s first day streaming record

Drake‘s hotly-anticipated double-sided release, Scorpion, is putting global streaming numbers to bed, racking up 170 million plays on Apple Music in just its first 24 hours: a new all-time record. The unprecedented feat nearly doubled Drake’s More Life numbers on the servicelast year, which garnered 89.9 million plays within the same timeframe. Elsehwere, on Spotify, Scorpion was averaging an upwards of […]

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Billie Eilish drops off her own take on Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’

In the wake of Drake‘s new double album, Scorpion, Billie Eilish has paid homage to the OVO figurehead with the release of a folk cover of Drake’s ubiquitous 2016 hit, “Hotline Bling.” The cover is a staple of Eilish’s setlist, simply just her and a ukulele on stage, a far cry from Drizzy’s sweeping meme-fuel music […]

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Drake delivers double-sided fifth studio album, ‘Scorpion’ [Stream]

After months of anticipation, Scorpion has arrived. A double-sided project that bears both an A and a B side, the 25-track production sees Drake spit barbed verses on A, and delve into sentiment on the slower and comparatively more confessional, R&B oriented B side of the album. An extensive offering that explores Drake’s course to […]

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Drake reveals lengthy ‘Scorpion’ tracklist, featuring JAY-Z, Michael Jackson and more

Drake‘s revealed the tracklist for his forthcoming album Scorpion, which is slated for a June 29 release via Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records. The tracklist, Drake’s most extensive to date, boasts 25 tracks in total including the Pusha T diss  “I’m Upset,” as well as “Nice for What,” and “God’s Plan.” The album, largely featureless, does include […]

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Drake shares ‘Scorpion’ trailer ahead of album’s release [Watch]

Drake touts the impending release of his next album, Scorpion, in a brief trailer newly shared to his Instagram. A brief teaser video that effectively drums up anticipation for Scorpion‘s official arrival on June 29, the clip follows the appearance of billboards recently erected in the Toronto area that advertise the album’s debut. A post shared by champagnepapi […]

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J. Balvin supplants Drake as most streamed Spotify artist

Move over, Drake, for Spotify has a new most listened artist. Spotify announced that J. Balvin assumed the status of the platform’s most frequently streamed artist on June 25, a feat partly  engendered by the release of Balvin’s fifth studio album, Vibras. “All I can say is thank you, thank you,” Balvin said, “I’m so grateful […]

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 44

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure. This is […]

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