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Drake Scores First Hot 100 No. 1 as Lead Artist With ‘One Dance,’ How Wizkid & Kyla Will Get Paid from his Success

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According to Billboard.com,

“Drake celebrates his first No. 1 as a lead artist on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated May 21), as “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla, climbs 2-1. The track is from his new album, Views, which, as previously reported, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his best sales week and a record-setting weekly streaming total…”

Congratulations to Drake and featured artists Wizkid & Kyla. This has overall been a great year for Drake. He also, for the first time, made, ‘The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2016.’

Listen to my discussion on how featured artists like Wizkid & Kyla will typically get paid for their contributions to the song: [audio-clammr mp3=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/africamusiclaw/AML076OneDanceDrakeWizkidKyla.mp3″]

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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, The American University School of Law and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA including ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the prestigious Academy of Arts University in San Francisco.
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