88Glam

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88Glam
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Years active2017–present
Labels
Associated actsNav[1]
Website88glam.com
Members

88Glam (stylized as 88GLAM) is a Canadian hip hop duo, formed in 2017 by Derek "Wise" Bissue and Shakqueel "88 Camino" Burthwright. They were formerly signed to XO and Republic Records.[2]

History[edit]

2016–2020: Formation of 88Glam[edit]

Prior to the formation of 88Glam and following the disband of their former group coined "Get Home Safe Crew" with Jazz Cartier, both Derek Wise and 88 Camino, formerly known as Drew Howard, had been releasing music separately. Wise and 88 Camino remained in touch and collaborated frequently and previously worked together on the tracks "Anuva Wun" as a single by 88 Camino[3] and "I Can Tell" from Wise's 2017 debut album Inglorious. Wise and Camino began teasing their collaborative project during the summer of 2017.[4]

The duo introduced the name "88Glam" on November 1, 2017, premiering their first music video "12" via Billboard which featured a cameo from The Weeknd.[5] This was followed by the release of another music video for "Bali" featuring Nav and the debut of their self-titled mixtape 88Glam on November 7, 2017.[6]

In 2018, 88Glam officially signed to XO and Republic Records.[7] On April 20, 2018, 88Glam was re-released as 88Glam Reloaded through XO and Republic,[8] with four new tracks including a remix with 2 Chainz.

On November 8, 2018, 88Glam released a new single titled "Lil Boat" from an upcoming album titled 88Glam2. On November 15, 2018, 88Glam2 was released[9] under XO Records and Republic Records with features from Gunna and Nav. Following its release, 88Glam2 debuted at #8 on iTunes All Genre Chart, then at #6 on the iTunes' Hip Hop Chart and also landed itself a top five spot in Spotify's Canada's New Music Friday playlist.[10] 88Glam is also featured on Nav's song "Rack in My Sleep" which is on the deluxe version of Bad Habits.[11]

2020: New Mania and departure from XO & Republic[edit]

On March 5, 2020, 88Glam released "Swim" and revealed an upcoming album titled Close to Heaven Far from God which would be released on April 17, 2020.[12] However, in April 2020, rumors began circulating that the duo had broken up and dropped from XO and Republic.[13] This was followed by an announcement from 88Glam that their upcoming album Close to Heaven Far from God would be delayed.[14] In response, 88 Camino wrote on Twitter: "no 88GLAM isn't breaking up."[15] On June 19, 2020, 88Glam announced a new mixtape titled New Mania which would be released independently on June 26, 2020.[16] In an interview with Complex, following the release of New Mania, 88Glam confirmed their departure from XO and Republic, citing independence.[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected details
Title Album details Peak chart positions
CAN
[17]
88Glam2 33
Close To Heaven Far From God
  • To be released: April 17, 2020 (initial); TBA 2020[19]
  • Labels: XO, Republic (initial); Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with selected details
Title Album details Peak chart positions
CAN
[17]
88Glam
  • Released: November 7, 2017 (initial); April 20, 2018 (re-released)[5]
  • Labels: Self-released (initial); XO, Republic (re-release)
  • Format: Digital download
95
New Mania
  • Released: June 26, 2020
  • Labels: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year charted and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CAN
[17]
"Bali"
(featuring Nav)
2018 68 88Glam
"Lil Boat" 8 88Glam 2

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Nominee / work Result
2019 Juno Award Breakthrough Group of the Year 88Glam Nominated
Rap Recording of the Year 88Glam Reloaded Nominated
2020 Juno Award Group of the Year 88Glam Nominated
Rap Recording of the Year 88Glam2 Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murphy, Sarah. "NAV Maps Out "Freshman Tour" with 88GLAM". Exclaim!. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b Gheciu, Alex Nino. "88GLAM Talk 'New Mania,' Leaving XO, and That 'Independent Flex'". Complex. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  3. ^ Cheung, HP. "Drew Howard & Derek Wise Link Up for "Anuva Wun"". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  4. ^ Cruz, Josephine. "Derek Wise and 88 Camino Debut 88Glam Project With "12"". Complex. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b Penrose, Nerisha. "Toronto Duo 88Glam Announces Self-Titled Debut, Shares '12' Video: Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  6. ^ Huynh, Davis. "EXCLUSIVE: XO-Affiliate 88GLAM Drops New Mixtape & "Bali" Video Featuring Nav". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  7. ^ Thiessen, Brock. "88GLAM Sign to XO, Release '88GLAM Reloaded'". exclaim.ca. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  8. ^ Berry, Peter. "88GLAM SIGN TO XO RECORDS, DROP '88GLAM: RELOADED' PROJECT". XXL. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  9. ^ Issa MVP (November 15, 2018). "88GLAM '88GLAM 2' Debut Premiere Album Stream". OnSMASH. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  10. ^ "88GLAM ANNOUNCE FIRST HEADLINING CANADIAN TOUR".
  11. ^ "NAV Nets First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Bad Habits'". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  12. ^ Okon, Wongo (6 March 2020). "88 Glam Announces 'Close To Heaven Far From God' Album With Their New Boastful Single". UPROXX. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  13. ^ Zidel, Alex. "Did 88GLAM Get Dropped From XO Records?". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  14. ^ A, Aron. "XO's 88GLAM Break Silence On New Music Amid Break Up Rumors". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  15. ^ Findlay, Mtch. "88GLAM Are Not Breaking Up". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  16. ^ A, Aron. "88GLAM Run Up The Bands On "Dance For Me"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  17. ^ a b c "88Glam - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  18. ^ Issa MVP (November 15, 2018). "88GLAM '88GLAM2' Debut Premiere Album Stream". OnSMASH. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  19. ^ https://uproxx.com/music/88-glam-close-to-heaven-far-from-god-new-album/
  20. ^ a b "Gold/Platinum - 88GLAM". Music Canada. Retrieved August 16, 2019.