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DMX Music Streams Soar 928% Following Death – Billboard

Streams of DMXs music had increased leading up to his death, following his hospitalization on April 2. In the days prior to April 2, his songs were streamed in between 700,000 and 1 million times a day. Between April 3 and April 8, they increased to between 3 and 4 million daily.
In terms of music sales, DMXs gathered albums and tunes sold 101,000 copies on April 9-11– up 1,036% compared to the 9,000 they sold on April 6-8. Throughout DMXs lifetime, he notched 31 hits on Billboards Hot R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs chart and 15 entries on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100. His very first 5 albums– Its Dark and Hell Is Hot ( 1998 ), Flesh of My Flesh Blood of My Blood ( 1999 ), … And Then There Was X ( 2000 ), The Great Depression ( 2001) and Grand Champ ( 2003)– all debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart, making him the first artist to see his very first five efforts all begin directly in the top slot.
On the most recent Billboard 200 chart (dated April 17, showing sales and streaming information in the week ending April 8), DMXs compilation The Best Of re-enters the chart at No. 73. The set earned 12,000 comparable album systems for the week (up 224%), with the bulk of that amount driven by streaming activity for the albums songs.

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