Move over, J. Cole.
J. Cole is likely having a great Monday.
The world doesn't want music from '90s rappers? Tell that to Tribe and their soon-to-be No.1 album in the country.
New streaming rules mean that both Desiigner and N.W.A., Nelly and Kid Cudi have all gone platinum this year.
Drake's "Views" was the only thing standing between Q and another number one album.
With "Views" going into its 8th week at #1 on Billboard, Drake has accomplished what only a few have.
Drake isn't just one of the most popular artists of his generation, the numbers say he's THE most popular.
Numbers don't lie, and the numbers now say J. Cole is one of the most commercially popular rappers of his generation.
We all know Drake's a superstar, but there's another rapper putting up big numbers without a fraction of the hype and publicity.
Is Drake's new album one of the most popular ever? Artificially inflated by hype? In 2016 it's impossible to tell the difference.
Chance's new album is set to debut with disappointing first week numbers, but that's only because the charts are so completely broken.
Drake's streaming numbers for "Views" are huge, but still make him less popular than Kanye. That can't be right - right?
More than Beyonce, more than Kanye, Tiller going platinum signals that the old ways the music industry operated are dead and buried.
Macklemore's sales plummeted between "The Heist" and "This Unruly Mess" - is a nine-minute song about white privilege to blame?
Kanye's making history with his seventh number one album, but don't believe what some are reporting about his other historic achievement.
Rappers get told all the time that lyrical hip-hop doesn't sell - it's time we killed that myth for good.
The RIAA wants you to believe that streaming is the devil and vinyl is the industry's savior, except that's not true at all.
Tiller's album was more popular than Kendrick's this week, but you have to know the right numbers to look at.
Don't label him just an "artist," Kendrick Lamar is also the second highest selling rapper of the last two years.
Kendrick doesn't get the recognition he deserves for crushing the commercial side of hip-hop, too. Start applauding...
It's tempting to call Macklemore's new album a flop, but the truth is a little more complicated.