Thursday, May 5, 2016

Ketch Up - 'Work' Goes Platinum; Serani Got A Piece Of 'Views' Plus More

Serani
Rihanna's Dancehall hit single "Work" has now been certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA. The Barbadian Pop Star shared the news with fans on social media and thanked her 'navys' for their support. The single continues to dominate charts across the world.

Popcaan did not make Drake's "Views" album but Dancehall did, and along with a sampling of Serani "No Games' Marsh's voice on a track called 9.  According to reports, Serani said Drake's team followed proper recording rights procedure by contacting his manager prior to the album's release on April 29. It is reported that the album sold over 600,000 copies the day after it was released, has now crossed the 1 million mark in U.S. sales and nearly 1.2 million globally including digital tracks and streaming album equivalents and has been streamed over 250 millions times worldwide in its first week of release. "Views" the fourth studio album released by the 27 year old Canadian rapper is expected to bow at #1 on Billboard Top 200 in North America according to reports.

In the face of 'bitta blood and backlash' involving Jamaicans in other Caribbean islands, Greg 'My Dream' Nesbeth made front page news on Barbados Daily Nations newspaper May 2nd after performing on the island. The artiste alongside Chronixx, Richie Spice and Natural Blacks performed at Reggae On The Hill. The overall reception for the Jamaicans by the Barbadians were reported to be very good.


Summer Tours
Protoje announce US Tour and drops new video for OVA. According to The Fader, Protoje plans to perform all around the United States this summer starting his 'Ancient Future Tour' July 6th and wrap up a month later on the west coast. Mr Vegas also announced his 'This Is Dancehall' US Tour commencing May 27th through to June 18th.

Assassin aka Agent Sasco has graced the cover of Panache, a Jamaican award-winning
Caribbean Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle magazine that tells Caribbean lifestyle stories and inspires, empowers and celebrates rich island culture. 

The RIAA Facts and Research reveal that in 2015, vinyl LPs (a music format many believed would have gone extinct with the introduction of digital music), sold 416 million copies.

Music Quote:.."music is driving economic activity and digital commerce. Yet, in terms of value being returned to its creators and investors, music is massively undervalued." ~Frances Moore, CEO ifpi~


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