Streams of the catalogue of songs belonging to DMX, late rapper, have increased by 928 percent in the United States.

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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%).

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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.

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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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