AHH Stray News: Lecrae Goes Gold, Donald Glover Gets Renewed, Kanye Hits A Milli On IG
Atlanta rapper Lecrae’s album Anomaly has officially been certified Gold, after being on the market for just over two years. The RIAA recently announced that the Grammy Award winning rapper’s album has surpassed the 500,000 sales mark, thanks in part to the hit single “All I Need Is You,” which helped power Anomaly to the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. This October, Lacrae is hitting the road on the “The Destination Tour, You’re Accepted,” which kicks off October 25th in Columbia, SC. In the meantime, fans can catch Lacrae’s amazing politically charged performance on the upcoming BET Hip-Hop Awards, which will air October 4.
Donald Glover received some good news today, as his the hit show “Atlanta” has been renewed for a second season already. The show, which premiered on September 6 on FX, was the most watched comedy for the network in the 18-49 demographic since 2014. FX ordered 13 new episodes of “Atlanta” and “Better Things.” "It is clear to us that ‘Atlanta’ and ‘Better Things’ have struck a nerve with viewers, which is a credit to Donald Glover’s vision for ‘Atlanta’ and Pamela Adlon’s vision for ‘Better Things.’ They, along with their spectacular casts, writers and directors, have created exceptional shows that we are incredibly proud to produce,” said Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, in a joint statement.
Kanye West’s clout was proven when he joined social media platform Instagram. The Chicago rapper signed up on Sunday (September 19) and has already racked up 1.1 million followers. What's even more impressive is the fact that Kanye has only posted one picture, of a scene from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s movie “Total Recall.” The picture already has over 400,000 likes and 61,000 comments.