DMX’s music storms in sales and streaming

Legendary rapper and actor DMX’s music has seen spectacular rise in both streaming and sales after his passing last Friday. One of the most influential and a star of his era DMX’s songs and catalogue is being discovered by new listeners and meanwhile old fans are bumping it in his memory.

According to a report by Billboard,  Collectively, his tracks garnered 75.7 million on-demand streams (audio and video combined) on April 9 & 10 – increasing 928% compared to the 7.36 million they earned on previous days before his passing.

In the days before admitting to hospital, his songs were streamed between 700,000 and 1 million times a day. Between April 3 and April 8, they rose to between 3 and 4 million per day.

DMX’s collected songs and albums sold 101,000 copies after his passing which was an increase of 1,036% compared to the 9,000 they sold on previous days. Currently DMX’s popular songs on both streaming and sales charts remain “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” , “Party Up” and “Ruff Ryders Anthem“.

DMX’s compilation The Best Of  has re-entered the chart at No. 73 with selling to 12,000 units and is expected to jump higher next week.


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