Drake the Fastest-Rising Rapper To Headline Coachella
. (Radio.com) The views from The 6 must be looking pretty good to Drake right now. The Canadian teen soap star-turned-Lil Wayne rap compatriot went from craving success to Coachella headliner real quick--six years, to be exact.
In that short time, Drake released one EP and three full length albums, each selling more in its first week than the one before. His most recent, 2013's Nothing Was the Same, sold 658,000 during that crucial seven-day time period, making it the biggest opening week for a rap album that year. It then hit the million-sold mark in its sixth week on the Billboard 200 chart, making it the quickest rap record in 2013 to move that many copies, besting even Jay Z, who previously held the record with 12 weeks.
Drake's already teasing his comeback season, rapping on "0 to 100/The Catch Up" that his fourth album, Views From the 6--a nod to his hometown of Toronto--will be out in spring 2015. Which, we imagine, is just in time for his debut on the main stage at Coachella on Sunday, April 12.
But chances are you already know all this, because Drake is not only one of today's top musicians, he's among the biggest stars of the social media era, too. His lyrics have become part of the lexicon--you can thank him, for instance, for making it perfectly OK for any of your relatives to say "YOLO" or drop in a booming baritone shout of "worrrrrsss-T" anytime the word is uttered.
Basically, everything Drake does is consumed by the masses and then shared across every social media platform. Read more here.
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