We Were ‘Nuh Ready’ For This Calvin Harris & Party Next Door ROTW

Calvin Harris has shattered music records in the past with massive hit singles like the Rihanna featured ‘We Found Love’ and his recent music compilation featured unforgettable hits like ‘Feels’ featuring Katy Perry, Pharrell & Big Sean so it’s safe to say that you can’t go wrong with this producer/deejay.

Teaming up with Canadian based emcee and OVO signed Party Next Door, Calvin Harris brings us a new sound on ‘Nuh Ready’ which is now our ROTW.

‘Nuh Ready’ features that Caribbean vibe that Party Next Door is most known for while incorporating an interesting array of sounds like the trumpets.

For a deejay whose initial sound was considered to be primarily house, it would seem that there is clearly no telling what kind of record this UK based producer will put out next, so no, we were ‘nuh ready’ for this.

We are however, pleasantly surprised and with the kind of reception this single has been getting online, our opinion is clearly widely shared.

The ‘Nuh Ready’ video is also something you want to check out what-with it’s 90s-esque, green screen vibe that is sure to leave you mesmerized. 

Nav Makes a Debut On ROTW With ‘Wanted You’

It’s US rapper Nav’s first stay at the ROTW (Record of the Week) but this will be Lil Uzi’s fourth feature on it having had a successful two time run with his own singles and once on Migos’s ‘Bad and Boujee’.

Complex magazine dubbed him, ‘first brown boy to get it poppin’, describing him as ‘brown’ presumably due to his Indian descent and one striking thing about him is his close resemblance to DJ Khaled. Am I wrong?

Khaled actually co-produced this ROTW (Wanted You) alongside producers Ben Billions and Cash so while we enjoy bumping to yet ‘another one’ from this music maestro, here’s a bit more about Nav.

Born and raised in Canada (to two Indian parents), Nav would create music mash ups in high school, later deciding to create his own beats, which is where his road to fame started.

“I became, like, pretty much the coolest kid in high school because I had started making beats for local rappers,”

Fast forward to today, this fast rising rapper is creating waves with this ‘Wanted You’ single which features Trap Icon Lil Uzi Vert, a song where Nav raps about falling for the wrong kind of girl.

It takes over from Jacquees and Dej Loaf as ROTW this week, here’s a look at Wanted You.

 

Bryson Tiller Hints At Feature On Drake’s ‘More Life’

Drake recently delayed his upcoming “playlist” More Life from December to the “top of 2017,” but at least we’re getting hints about what’s to come. On Twitter early Wednesday, Bryson Tiller hinted that he would be somehow involved in the project. He said, “Started some vibes with Drake today. More life.”

The Louisville Slugger and October’s Very Own may be working on music for Drake’s now-delayed project. If he does end up on More Life, Tiller would be the second confirmed feature so far, following 21 Savage’s appearance on the track “Sneakin.”

This may mark their first collaboration, but the two have history. Drake wanted to sign him to his OVO Sound label, but he ended up going with RCA Records however, there was no beef.

 Naturally, his announcement got a lot of fans on Twitter excited and people can’t wait for the feature to drop. 

Bryson Tiller and Drake Could Link Up on ‘More Life’

In October 2015, when he was a guest on the Red Light Special R&B Podcast, Bryson Tiller revealed to host Rob Markman that Drake and his producer Noah “40” Shebib wanted to sign him to OVO. The pair even gifted Tiller with a pair of OVO Jordan sneakers. Ultimately, Tiller ended up signing a record deal with RCA, but the two have remained closed, with the Louisville native going as far as to label Drake his “big brother.”

To date, Bryson Tiller and Drake have yet to release a collaborative effort but they could finally be bringing their collaboration to Life. The Louisville Slugger and October’s Very Own may be working on music for Drake’s now-delayed project More Life.

Tiller took to Twitter on Tuesday night to reveal the big news. “started some vibes with Drake today. more life,” he wrote.

Last weekend, during the latest episode of OVO Sound Radio, Drake’s manager, Oliver El-Khatib, revealed that More Life, Drake’s not-an-album-playlist that was teased for a December release, won’t be arriving until the top of 2017.

Like Drake, Tiller is almost done with his new album, which will serve as a follow-up to his Platinum-certified debut T R A P S O U L.

 

By Eugene Gecaga

Drake Delays ‘More Life’ to 2017

After much anticipaton and hype, Drake fans will have to wait until 2017 to get More Life. During Saturday’s episode of OVOSOUND Radio, Drake manager’s Oliver El-Khatib revealed that the project has been delayed until early next year.

“More Life is coming at the top of 2017,” said El-Katib, who didn’t share the reason behind the delay. “Stay tuned for some more updates.”

Billed as a “playlist,” More Life was originally set to drop in December. Drake premiered three tracks off the project “Two Birds, One Stone,” the London On Da Track-produced “Sneakin’” featuring 21 Savage, and “Fake Love” during an episode of OVOSOUND Radio in October.

Over the weekend, Drake was celebrating the launch of his latest OVO flagship store in New York City. He later went on to join PartyNextDoor on stage at his show at The Wiltern in L.A. to perform “Fake Love,” “Pop Style,” and “One Dance.”

Drake has a big year ahead. In addition to dropping More Life, he is nominated for eight awards at the 59th Annual Grammys. He will also head to Europe for “The Boy Meets World Tour,” which kicks off Jan. 20 in Amsterdam.

Drake Has iTunes’ Highest-Selling Album and Single Of 2016

More accolades for Drake as his Views album is iTunes’ highest-selling project of 2016. And the LP’s “One Dance” is iTunes’ highest-selling single of the year.

Rihanna’s ANTI and Frank Ocean’s Blonde appear in the top five album sales along with Adele’s 25 and Justin Bieber’s Purpose.

For singles, Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” was the second-highest track while Rihanna’s and Drake’s smash hit “Work” took the third spot, followed by Flo Rida’s “My House” and Lukas Graham’s “7 Years.”

The statistics were found by combining the number of iTunes store purchases with the number of Apple Music streams. Views debuted on the platform in April as an Apple Music exclusive and by September, it had more than 1 billion streams.

This news comes after the 6God was named Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2016. Views, which is now 4x platinum, has been streamed more than 3 billion times on Spotify and “One Dance” is the streaming service’s most-played song of all time.

Drake is set to complete his list of impressive accomplishments in February, at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, where Views has been nominated for Best Rap Album and Album of the Year.

Drake to Open OVO Flagship Store in New York

It’s been a major year for Drake. He dropped his album Views, which has been certified 4x platinum. Earlier today, he received eight Grammy nominations. He is now prepping More Life to drop this month (possibly). And now Drake announces the pending arrival of a new OVO flagship store in the Empire State.

With no opening date announced, Drake, on Instagram, teased the new shop with a monochrome video, which features locations around Bowery Street. Turning NYC into Gotham, the clip features the OVO owl lit up in the sky like the Batman emblem. The caption? “#NYWELCOMEOVO”

This looks like a major expansion for the brand. Currently, OVO has flagships in Los Angeles and Toronto. Of course, merchandise is also available online through the company’s website.

New arrivals include an assortment of sweatpants and hooded sweatshirts featuring the OVO logo. There are also items like the camp-designed shirt which reads “OCTOBER” on the front and a similar long-sleeve that reads “let’s all get along like they do in canada” on the chest. Both items are currently sold out.

Drake’s ‘Views’ Certified 4x Platinum

On Monday, Drake continued an already impressive run in 2016 with the announcement that Views has officially been certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA.

The project, released on May 6th by Republic, Cash Money and Young Money, was certified gold, platinum, and double platinum on June 9th. By August 3rd, the LP went triple platinum and on December 1st, it earned its latest milestone.

It’s been a year full of achievements for the 6 God, who was recently crowned Spotify’s most streamed artist of 2016. Back in September, Apple Music also presented Drake with a plaque for being the first artist on the platform to reach over 1 billion streams, making Drake the most streamed artist of all time. When it was released April 29th, Views debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 and stayed there for 13 non-consecutive weeks. In November, Views also became one of only six albums to land in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 for 26 straight weeks.

This is Drake’s second album to reach this milestone. Drake’s album, Take Care, also achieved 4 times platinum. It comes as no surprise that Views has reached such heights. Views not only debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 when it was released on April 29th, it also stayed there for 13 non-consecutive weeks. The album then went on to go double platinum in June. In August, it became the first 2016 album to reach triple platinum.

And Drake’s not done with 2016 yet. He’s planning to drop his More Life project this month.

 

By Eugene Gecaga