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Nigo Recruits Tyler The Creator, Pop Smoke, Clipse, ASAP Rocky, And More For ‘I Know Nigo’

For much of 2022, DJ and fashion designer Nigo has been gearing up to release I Know Nigo, his first album in more than 20 years. Nigo is best known as the founder of the clothing line A Bathing Ape, more commonly referred to as BAPE. He’s also a member of the Japanese hip hop group Teriyaki Boyz where he served as their in-house DJ since their 2005 debut. Nigo’s last solo album arrived in 1999 with Ape Sounds, and now, almost 23 years later, he’s just a few days away from dropping his second album.
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2 Chainz’s ‘Lost Kings’ Performance On ‘Colbert’ Pays Homage To Nipsey Hussle, Pop Smoke, And Young Dolph

With 2 Chainz dropping his new album, Dope Don’t Sell Itself, today, the Atlanta rapper dropped by The Late Show for a stirring performance of “Lost Kings” featuring Lil Durk and Sleepy Rose. The song addresses America’s prevalent problem with gun violence — particularly when the victims are young Black men — while the performance was offered as a tribute to several of the rappers who were slain in the past few years, including Nipsey Hussle, Pop Smoke, and Young Dolph, photos of whom are projected behind the performers.
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Complex

Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Pop Smoke, Adele, and More Among the Highest-Selling and Streaming Artists of 2021

As we enter 2022, MRC Data (f.k.a. Nielsen) has unveiled its end-of-year numbers to show us who controlled 2021 in terms of streams and sales. As highlighted by Billboard, Morgan Wallen had the highest-selling album of the year by equivalent album units with Dangerous: The Double Album, moving 3.23 million. Following him is Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour doing 2.8 million units, and Drake’s Certified Lover Boy moving 1.9 million. Rounding out the top five for the year are Adele’s 30 and Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, which is impressive considering it came out back in July 2020.
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The Biggest Albums Of 2021: Adele, Olivia Rodrigo, Pop Smoke, Drake And Morgan Wallen

Despite facing some serious controversy and being largely blacklisted from promoting his latest release, Morgan Wallen claimed the biggest album in the U.S. of 2021. The country singer-songwriter’s Dangerous: The Double Album ended the year with an impressive 3.226 million copies shifted. That sum includes both sales and equivalent units, which are made up of streams and video plays.
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hiphop-n-more.com

French Montana Reveals ‘They Got Amnesia’ Tracklist Ft. Drake, Doja Cat, Pop Smoke, More

French Montana is set to release his new album They Got Amnesia this Friday, November 12th. So far, the rapper has put out two singles, ‘I Don’t Really Care‘ and the Fivio Foreign-featured ‘Panicking‘. The Coke Boys head honcho has unveiled the official tracklist for the album today and as expected, they are a few A-listers featured on it including his “splash brother” Drake.
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Avicii Joins Pop Smoke, Juice WRLD as Most Popular Deceased Musicians, Study Shows

A new study examining the popularity of deceased musicians has proven the legacy of the late Avicii is as strong as ever. The dance music icon's smash hit "Wake Me Up" stands as the most-streamed song (based on cumulative Spotify and YouTube plays) by an artist who is no longer living, beating out music by legends like David Bowie and Whitney Houston. Since its release in 2013, the track has amassed over 2 billion views on YouTube and nearly 1.4 billion streams on Spotify.
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BTS, Normani, Pop Smoke, Kanye West And Cardi B: 5 Songs Making Moves On The Hot 100

No. 1 - BTS - “Butter”. BTS have now controlled the Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks, but within that run, two tracks have taken turns sitting at No. 1 on the most competitive of all the Billboard charts. After “Butter” ruled for seven frames, the band debuted their new single “Permission to Dance” in first place, scoring their fifth champion in the process. Now, just one week after they collected yet another leader, their former No. 1 “Butter” is back in first place.
THEATER & DANCE
Laredo Morning Times

Pop Smoke, Dua Lipa, and the Art of the Posthumous Duet

Dua Lipa singing the words “You can’t say Pop without Smoke” was not on many 2021 bingo cards. Yet there it is on “Demeanor,” one of many posthumous collaborations on the slain Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke’s second LP, Faith. Dua is the biggest surprise in the crowd of hip-hop heavyweights who feature on the 20-track album. As if possessed by the spirit of the Flossy’s finest himself, the girl does what she must on the song.
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Complex

Olivia Rodrigo, Pop Smoke, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, and More Make Strong Showings on MRC Midyear Charts

We’re halfway though the year, and MRC Data—formerly Nielsen—has yet again unveiled its midyear charts. Unsurprisingly, pop star Olivia Rodrigo has the most-streamed song of 2021 so far (via on-demand streams) with her breakout hit “Drivers License,” as her debut album Sour has moved 1.367 million units and placed second on MRC’s Midyear Top 10 Albums ranking which is based on overall album equivalent units, per Billboard.
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Eminem, Pop Smoke, ABBA, Ed Sheeran And Billie Eilish: 5 Albums Making Waves On The U.K. Chart

No. 15 - Pop Smoke - Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon. Later this month, Pop Smoke’s estate will release his second posthumous album, and it’s bound to be a major win on the charts. It’s only been a year since his last effort, which was labeled as his first proper album (as opposed to a mixtape) dropped, and since it came out, it hasn’t vacated the U.K. chart. As of this frame, Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon has now been present on the ranking for 52 weeks.
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