Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller and Drake faced-off on the sales chart this week. The duo’s respective solo albums both toppled their competition with over 40,000 sold copies.
Despite Drake’s Views winning the battle for No. 1 with 53,000 units, Miller’s new The Divine Feminine followed close behind.
Mac Miller scores the week’s highest new entry on the new Billboard 200, as The Divine Feminine starts at No. 2 with 48,000 units (32,000 in traditional album sales). It’s the hip-hop artist’s fourth consecutive top five-charting album – the totality of his full-length releases. His last set, GO:OD AM debuted and peaked at No. 4 a year ago with 87,000 units (73,000 in album sales). Before that, he clocked a No. 3-peaking set with Watching Movies With the Sound Off (in 2013) and a No. 1 with Blue Slide Park (2011). (Billboard)
Recently, Miller dished on his rumored romance with pop diva Ariana Grande.
“Just because we are two people who are in love and have a great relationship doesn’t mean that I’m gonna get weird about this incredible music that we also make together. All I’m saying is, ‘Yeah we’re together, cool.’” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Earlier this month, Grande refused to crack when asked about allegedly dating Miller.
Seacrest asked about Grande supposedly confirming her relationship with Miller on Instagram recently, to which she replied, “Is that what I did? Is that what Instagram means to you now? OK world let’s go.” The two exchanged some back and forth before Grande said, “It’s too early for this kind of tea. It’s too early man… If I post something that’s what I’m willing to share at the moment. But it doesn’t mean that you Ryan Seacrest with millions of listeners are entitled to more information.” (Billboard)
In late August, Grande and Miller caught photographers’ attention in New York City.
Ariana Grande and Mac Miller are already starting to keep a safe distance from one another. The new couple were out in NYC Friday night — and one thing’s for sure — if Mac was trying to be incognito, it didn’t work. We’re guessing the two are in town for Sunday’s VMAs … will be interesting to see if they hit the carpet together. (TMZ)
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