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An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, audio tape or another medium.
The album-equivalent unit is a measurement unit in music industry to define the consumption of music that equals the purchase of one album copy.
Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer-songwriter.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
Amazon.com, Inc., doing business as Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994.
Amazon Music (previously Amazon MP3) is a music streaming platform and online music store operated by Amazon.com.
Amir Obeid, known professionally as Amir Obè, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Detroit, Michigan.
AnyDecentMusic? is a website that collates album reviews from magazines, websites, and newspaper.
Apple Music is a music and video streaming service developed by Apple Inc. Users select music to stream to their device on-demand, or they can listen to existing, curated playlists.
The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry which was established in 1983 by six major record companies, EMI, Festival, CBS, RCA, WEA and Universal replacing the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers (AARM) which was formed in 1956.
The BET Hip Hop Awards are an annual awards show, airing on BET, showcasing hip hop performers, producers and music video directors.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.
The Billboard charts tabulate the relative weekly popularity of singles or albums in the United States and elsewhere.
Tariq Luqmaan Trotter (born October 3, 1971), better known as Black Thought, is an American rapper and the lead MC of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group The Roots, as well as an occasional actor.
"Body Party" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Ciara for her self-titled fifth studio album, Ciara (2013).
Matthew Jehu Samuels (born October 12, 1986),.
The Canadian Albums Chart is the official album sales chart in Canada.
Cash Money Records (formerly styled as Ca$h Money Records) is an American record label founded by two brothers, Bryan "Birdman" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams.
Ciara Princess Harris (born October 25, 1985), known mononymously as Ciara (pronounced), is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, model and actress.
Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format that was co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982.
Complex is an American New York-based media platform for youth culture which was founded as a bi-monthly magazine by fashion designer Marc (Ecko) Milecofsky.
DatPiff is an online mixtape distribution platform owned by Idle Media Inc.
David Wise is an English video game music composer and musician.
DeMar Darnell DeRozan (born August 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Donald Earle DeGrate Jr. (born September 29, 1969), better known by his stage name DeVante Swing, is an American record producer, singer, rapper and songwriter.
Tyree Cinque Simmons (born April 22, 1978),David Jeffries.
Antoine Carraby (born December 11, 1967), better known by his stage name DJ Yella, is an American rapper, DJ, record producer and film director from Compton, California.
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest is an adventure platform video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).
Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), better known by his stage name Dr.
Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur.
Eric Lynn Wright (September 7, 1964March 26, 1995), better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. Wright is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta rap".
"Energy" is the second single by Canadian rapper Drake from his commercial mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
Eric Dingus (born March 27, 1995) is an electronic musician and producer from Austin, Texas.
Exclaim! is a monthly Canadian music magazine that features in-depth coverage of new music across all genres with a special focus on Canadian and cutting-edge artists.
Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.
Fact (stylised as FACT) is a music publication that launched in the UK in 2003.
Adam King Feeney (born September 12, 1983), professionally known as Frank Dukes, is a Canadian record producer and DJ.
Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn (born November 20, 1983), known professionally as Future, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Elgin Baylor Lumpkin (born October 15, 1970), better known by his stage name Ginuwine, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album is an award presented to recording artists for quality albums with rapping at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
HipHopDX is an online magazine of hip hop music criticism and news.
Ramon Ibanga Jr., professionally known as Illmind (often stylized as !llmind) is a Filipino American hip hop producer and educator from Bloomfield, New Jersey.
Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS.
iTunes is a media player, media library, Internet radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. It was announced on January 9, 2001.
The iTunes Store is a software-based online digital media store operated by Apple Inc. It opened on April 28, 2003, and has been the largest music vendor in the United States since April 2008, and the largest music vendor in the world since February 2010.
Jillian "Jill" Scott (born April 4, 1972) is an American singer-songwriter, model, poet and actress.
Jodeci is an American R&B quartet with members DeVante Swing, Mr. Dalvin, K-Ci, and JoJo.
Jordan Evans (born January 22, 1991), is a diamond-selling Canadian hip hop and R&B producer from Toronto, Ontario.
Kerry Brothers Jr. (born October 1, 1970) better known as "Krucial", is an American record producer, songwriter, and hip hop artist.
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper.
The highest-selling albums and EPs in the United States are ranked in the ''Billboard'' 200, which is published by Billboard magazine.
This page lists the albums that reached number-one on the overall Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, the R&B Albums chart (which was re-created in 2013), and the Rap Albums chart in 2015.
These are the Canadian number-one albums of 2015.
The UK R&B Chart is a weekly chart of the 40 biggest-selling singles and albums in the R&B genre in the United Kingdom.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Lorenzo Jerald Patterson (born June 16, 1969), better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Compton, California.
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books.
Michael Len Williams II (born March 23, 1989), known professionally as Mike Will Made It (often stylized as Mike WiLL Made-It) or simply Mike Will, is an American record producer and songwriter.
The term "mixtape" (alternatively spelled mix-tape or mix tape) is used to describe various manners in which music is distributed.
A music download is the digital transfer of music via the Internet into a device capable of decoding and playing it, such as a home computer, MP3 player or smartphone.
Neil McCormick (born March 31, 1961) is a British music journalist, author and broadcaster.
The New York Daily News, officially titled Daily News, is an American newspaper based in New York City.
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.
Nothing Was the Same is the third studio album by Canadian rapper Drake.
Now (styled as NOW), also known as NOW Magazine, is a free alternative weekly newspaper and online publication in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Ronald Rummell Coleman (born August 19, 1973), better known for his stage name OG Ron C, is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ, and entertainment and management company executive, who currently signed to OVO Sound and is also an on-air DJ for KQBT 93.7 The Beat.
OVO Sound is a Toronto-based Canadian record label founded by hip hop artist Drake, his manager Oliver El-Khatib, and long-time producer Noah "40" Shebib in 2012.
Jahron Anthony Brathwaite (born July 3, 1993), known professionally as PartyNextDoor (stylized as PARTYNEXTDOOR), is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.
Pitchfork is an American online magazine launched in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber, based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by Condé Nast.
Playa is an American R&B-hip-hop group.
"Preach" is the first single by Canadian rapper Drake from his commercial mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late.
Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born January 20, 1971), known professionally as Questlove (stylized as ?uestlove), is an American percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, music journalist, record producer, and occasional actor.
A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.
A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.
In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets.
Republic Records is an American record company.
River Tiber is the performing name of Canadian R&B musician Tommy Paxton-Beesley.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Scott Spencer Storch (born December 16, 1973) is a Canadian-born American record producer.
"So Anxious" is a song by R&B singer Ginuwine.
SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform based in Berlin, Germany that enables its users to upload, promote, and share their originally-created audio.
Joshua Howard Luellen (born February 2, 1989), The Marrack professionally known as Southside, or by his stage name Young Sizzle (also known as Southside on da Track and Sizzle), is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper.
Spin is an American music magazine founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. The magazine stopped running in print in 2012 and currently runs as a webzine.
Spotify Technology SA is a Swedish entertainment company founded by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon.
In statistics, the standard score is the signed number of standard deviations by which the value of an observation or data point differs from the mean value of what is being observed or measured.
Stephen Ellis Garrett (November 11, 1974 – February 25, 2008), also known as Static Major, was a Grammy Award-winning American recording artist and record producer from Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Stereogum is a daily Internet publication that focuses on music news, song premieres, and irreverent commentary.
Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider.
The A.V. Club is an entertainment website featuring reviews, interviews, and other articles that examine films, music, television, books, games, and other elements of pop culture media.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Roots is an American hip hop band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Three 6 Mafia was an American hip hop group formed in 1991 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Timothy Zachary Mosley (born March 10, 1972), better known by his stage name Timbaland, is an American record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ.
Bryan Lamar Simmons (born April 4, 1987), professionally known as TM88 (also known as TrackMan 88), is an American record producer and DJ from Atlanta, Georgia.
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums is a chart published by Billboard magazine that ranks R&B and hip hop albums based on sales in the United States and is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.
The Toronto Raptors are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario.
Trap is a style of popular music that developed in the late 1990s to early 2000s from Southern hip hop in the United States.
Jacques Webster (born April 30, 1991), known professionally as Travis Scott (formerly stylized as Travi$ Scott), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Views is the fourth studio album by Canadian rapper Drake.
Anderson Hernandez (born September 2, 1989),Rys, Dan (July 11, 2013).
WDNG Crshrs (pronounced Wedding Crashers) are an American hip hop duo from Atlanta, Georgia consisting of Quentin Miller, (also known for song writing Collaborations with Drake), and Thaddeus "TheCoolisMac" Callaway.
The weighted arithmetic mean is similar to an ordinary arithmetic mean (the most common type of average), except that instead of each of the data points contributing equally to the final average, some data points contribute more than others.
What a Time to Be Alive is a collaborative commercial mixtape by Canadian rapper Drake and American rapper Future.
Ebony Naomi Oshunrinde (born December 28, 1996), professionally known as WondaGurl, is a Canadian record producer.
"You Got Me" is a song by the hip hop band The Roots, featuring vocals by Erykah Badu (who sings the chorus) and Eve, then known as Eve of Destruction, who raps the second verse but does not appear in the music video.
Young Money Entertainment is an American record label founded by rapper Lil Wayne.
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards is a music award ceremony that was held on May 17, 2015, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The 2015 edition of the Canadian Polaris Music Prize was presented on September 21, 2015 at The Carlu event theatre in Toronto, Ontario.
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards is a music award ceremony that was held on May 22, 2016, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the first nationally televised event to originate from that venue.
Noah James Shebib (born March 31, 1983), better known as 40, is a Canadian record producer and former child actor from Toronto, Ontario.
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards was held on February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
10 Bands, 6 God, 6 Man, 6PM in New York, Company (Drake song), IYRTITL, If You're Reading This, It's Too Late, If Your Reading This Its Too Late, If you're reading this, it's too late, Jungle (Drake song), Know Yourself (Drake song), Legend (Drake song), Madonna (Drake song), No Tellin', Now & Forever (Drake song), Now and Forever (Drake song), Star67, Used To (song), Wednesday Night Interlude, You and the 6.