Drake, reign­ing on sin­gles chart, an­nounces new al­bum

The Philippine Star - - WORLD NEWS -

AN­GE­LES (APFP) — Hip-hop su­per­star Drake teased a new al­bum Mon­day, all but cer­tain to prove a ma­jor com­mer­cial suc­cess as he de­throned him­self on top of the sin­gles chart.

The Toronto artist posted on In­sta­gram a pic­ture of him­self with his back to the cam­era sport­ing a jacket that read “Scor­pion” and “June 2018.”

Drake, who separately put out a pic­ture of a neck­lace with a scor­pion pen­dant, did not re­veal an ex­act re­lease date or other de­tails.

He has of­ten played with the tra­di­tional al­bum for­mat, in­stead putting out sprawl­ing song col­lec­tions mar­keted as mix­tapes.

But one con­sis­tency in his prodi­gious out­put has been com­mer­cial achieve­ment. His song “God’s Plan” topped the US sin­gles chart for 11 weeks — un­til be­ing de­throned Mon­day by an­other of his songs, “Nice for What.”

His lat­est song was streamed in the United States more than 60 mil­lion times and down­loaded 88,000 times in the week through Thurs­day, track­ing ser­vice Nielsen Mu­sic said.


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