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.