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DMX’s streaming stats soar by 928% following his death

As reported by NME Streams of DMX‘s music increased by 928 per cent following his death last week at the age of 50.

The rapper, whose real name was Earl Simmons, passed away on Friday (April 9) after suffering a heart attack the previous week.

Streams of DMX’s music spiked in the US in the days following his death, according to initial reports to MRC Data (via Billboard).

His songs racked up a collective total of 75.7 million on-demand streams (audio and video combined) on April 9 and 10 – a figure up by 928 per cent compared to the 7.36 million they earned on April 7 and 8.

Fans across the globe are remembering DMX through his music, an ode to the rapper whose legacy will continue to live in on despite his tragic passing.

Thoughts are with family, friends and fans at this difficult time.

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