Mozart had the best-selling CD of 2016

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2016 has been a year chock-full of surprises. On the musical side of things, one of the most unexpected results is the biggest-selling CD of the year, Mozart 225, which achieved the distinction only five weeks after being released on October 28, 2016.

No one alive today has seen Mozart play a concert, as he departed from this life over two centuries ago. Yet, according to Universal Music Group, the Classical-era composer’s new box set Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition moved a whopping 1.25 million CDs in its first five weeks of sales.

How exactly this was possible becomes more apparent when considering the sheer size of the box set. The set contains 200 CDs, which, if listened to continuously, would play for 240 hours — 24 hours a day for about a week and a half. For anyone wanting to quickly become a Mozart completist, this is now possible with one purchase, as Mozart 225 contains every single work ever written by the legendary composer, performed by over 600 of the world’s best soloists and 60 orchestras, along with extensive additional reading.

Although when the 200 CDs inside the box are considered as one sale, the numbers don’t look quite as formidable — around 6,250 individual sales. Regardless, the incredible number of units moved goes to show how genius never goes out of style.

Via Billboard

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Drake Has Officially Dominated 2016 With Quadruple Platinum Status & More

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Without question, 2016 is the year of Drake. His fourth studio album, Views, has officially gone quadruple platinum, selling over four million units under RIAA’s new policy which includes streamed plays. Let’s hope they spelled everything right on the plaque…

But that’s far from all the honors flooding the Canadian artist; Drake received a record 13 nominations at the American Music Awards, winning four of those categories, and he’s also received eight Grammy nominations, not to mention his opening spot at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Oh, and as if that wasn’t enough, Drake has now topped all three of Apple’s year-end charts for Top Album, Top Song, and Best Of Beats 1 Playlist. Seriously, I’ll have what he’s having.

 

Source: Billboard 

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Everyone Isn’t Excited About Drake’s Grammy Nods!

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(AllHipHop Rumors) Every year Grammy nominations bring their share of excitement and dissappointment.

When it comes to Drake and his Grammy “Album of the Year” and “Best Rap Album” nods for his 4X platinum, album, ‘Views’, everyone does not feel he is so deserving.

Despite the album’s popularity and commercial success, there are just some fans that Drake failed to win over.

Fans took to Twitter to express that they felt that there were a list of albums more deserving [to be nominated] than ‘Views’. One fan, @ChrisShoots, event went as far as to say fans and The Academy are now confusing popular with good.

Drake clearly has a huge fan base that was more than ready to clap back on Twitter about the negativity.

A fan, @nine3michellem tweeted,

“Everyone on the TL saying Views trash but any song off Views comes on and they know it word for word lol.”

Another Twitter user, @_LadiesLoveTone, said,

“Views trash but it went platinum 4x. But we got act like y’all wasn’t tweeting the lyrics & using them for IG captions.”

Peope have been divided over the quality of ‘Views’ since it came out. Interestingly enough, some fans feel that the 6 God still doesn’t have a landmark or game-changing album. What are your thoughts? Was ‘Views’ overrated?