Streams of the catalogue of songs belonging to DMX, late rapper, have increased by 928 percent in the United States.
DMX, who was aged 50, had passed away last Friday from a “catastrophic heart attack” which followed what was suspected to have been a case of a drug overdose.
According to Billboard, MRC (Music Business Worldwide) data shows his tracks raked in 75.7 million on-demand streams (audio and video) on April 9 and 10 –- up 928% compared to the 7.36 million they earned on April 7 and 8.
The rapper’s top five most-streamed songs between April 9 and 10 were ‘Ruff Ryders Anthem’ (9.59 million; up 973%), ‘X Gon’ Give It To Ya’ (5.79 million; up 900%), and ‘Slippin’ (5.52 million; up 853%).
Also included are ‘Party Up (In Here)’ (5.20 million; up 941%) and ‘How It’s Goin’ Down’ (3.52 million; up 691%).
DMX’s music increased up until he was declared dead from his hospitalisation on April 2.
Before April 2, his songs were streamed between 700,000 and 1 million times daily. Between April 3 and 8, they rose up to 4 million per day.
In music sales, Billboard also quoted the report as revealing that DMX’s collected songs and studio albums sold up to 101,000 copies between April 9 and 11 – up 1,036 percent compared to the 9,000 sold between April 6 and 8.
During his lifetime, DMX had set record after debuting five consecutive albums at Billboard’s number one spot.
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