Drake and 21 Savage’s “Her Loss” knocked Taylor Swift off the top of the album charts in the US and UK.
The duo’s first collaborative album was released earlier this month (November 4) and becomes 21 Savage’s first number one album in the UK, knocking Taylor Swift’s new album “Midnights” from the top spot.
Swift had been at number one for two weeks, with “Midnights” becoming the best-selling album of the year so far in the UK. In the United States, they became the first group in history to win 10 titles in BillboardChart of the 100 hottest songs of .
‘Midnights’ is now number two in the UK charts with First Aid Kit’s new album ‘Palomino’ behind it.
In the United States, meanwhile, “Her Loss” reached 500 million streams and sold the equivalent of 400,000 units in its first week, also pushing “Midnights” from the top spot.
Since the album’s release, Drake said he thinks Billboard has “fixed” the charts following the success of his 2018 album “Scorpion.”
At the time, the Canadian rapper’s album broke several streaming records and he became the first artist to reach over 50 billion streams on music platforms. It also topped the Billboard 200.
Explaining his theory to DJ Akademiks, Drake said the decision was made in order to boost other artists. “I mean, at the end of the day, since we pulled the ‘Scorpion’ cards, they fixed the cards anyway,” the rapper said. “So that’s how it is. You know, they had to give other people a fair chance.
Before “Scorpion”‘s release week, Billboard had 1,500 streams equal to the sale of a single album. Starting the following week, they implemented two different ratios to determine the value of a stream, meaning there was a disparity in value between a song streamed by a “paying subscriber” on a platform. -form like Apple Music and Spotify compared to that of a “free”. user”.
Billboard has yet to comment on the rapper’s claims and NME has contacted Billboard for comment.
Earlier this week, vogue announced that they are suing Drake and 21 Savage after they shared a fake magazine cover as part of their promotional campaign for their new album.
Reviewing “His loss”, NME wrote, “Despite some great beats and heavy bars, ‘Her Loss’ is underwhelming. The whiny misogyny scattered throughout the record is a symptom of a larger problem: this album is essentially the sonic imprint of a massively inflated ego.
“It’s further proof that Drake’s artistry is suffering under the pressure of his obsession with producing as much music as is physically possible. And while 21 doesn’t have the same problem, the two halves of the duo are responsible for an album that had the potential to be a classic, and failed.