Drake ‘Certified Lover Boy’ First Week Sales
UPDATE: The week’s final figures are now available! Drake’s album sold 604,194 copies in its first week, with 48,177 of those being pure sales and the rest coming from streaming. Drake, of course, is now at the top of the charts.
Drake released his sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy, on Friday, which includes JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Lil Baby, Ty Dolla $ign, and others. You may listen to the album here and see a complete list of producer credits here.
Of course, when Drake drops an album, a slew of records are broken and people speculate on what he’ll do in the first week. He has already shattered Spotify and Apple Music’s single-day streaming records. Furthermore, ‘Girls Want Girls (feat. Lil Baby), ‘Champagne Poetry,’ and ‘Fair Trade (feat. Travis Scott)’ are the three most popular song debuts on Apple Music, surpassing Drake’s own song ‘Nonstop.’
Now, we have an estimation for the first week sales. Certified Lover Boy is projected to move 575-625k copies in the first week, with about 50k out of that coming from pure sales, reports HDD. This will of course, give it a clear spot at the number 1 position on Billboard 200 next week.
Can it go even higher? Let’s wait and watch. Last night, Drake premiered Kanye & Andre 3000’s song ‘Life of The Party’ on Sound42 radio where Kanye can be heard taking shots at CyHi, Drake and others.