Drake lands his fourth #1 album debut with "If You're Reading This It's Too Late".
It was estimated last week that Drake's surprise release, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, would move around half a million units in its first week out. Today the numbers have arrivedÂ from HDD, andÂ the initial numbers comeÂ extremely close to the 500k mark.
The mixtape-album will land aÂ #1 debut on the Billboard 200, unsurprisingly, after sellingÂ 497,602 copies opening week-- if we include streaming data, then Drizzy surpassed 500k withÂ 541,585 total. Basically, he went gold in five days.
Drake is starting off 2015 strong, with the highest-selling week so far this year, and his fourth consecutive #1 album. Drake's gunna be makingÂ a million off a mixtape, to quote his YMCMB counterpart Nicki Minaj.Â