By the following Monday, a few sites were reporting that the release would sell 500,000 copies in its first week – insane numbers in 2015, especially considering that the mixtape was, insouciantly, released on a Sunday night and not a Friday morning. Mr. Graham is now the fourth artist to have 100 Billboard songs on the Hot 100.
Earlier this year, Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late was streamed 48 million times in one week, according to Nielsen.
Beyoncé’s self-titled digital album, which featured new songs and accompanying music videos, came as a complete surprise to both fans and collaborators when it was released without fanfare on 13 December 2013. The latter song was the only track that I really felt was worth listening to.
Speaking over the phone from Los Angeles, Larry Jackson, who joined Apple in June 2014 after years as an A&R executive at Interscope, said that Drake’s relationship with Apple began in November 2014.
Also of note this week, Ryan Adams’ interpretation of Taylor Swift’s wildly successful album, 1989, debuts a spot ahead of its inspiration at number seven.
Lana Del Rey could practically taste her second no. 1 album – that is until Drake and Future totally “killed her vibe” with surprise mixtape, What A Time To Be Alive.
Billboard 200 Album Top 10. Even so, will Drake and Future move out of their way? After extreme mainstream success following the universal explosion of “Trap Queen” and later “My Way” and “679”, Fetty Wap releases his first album under 300 Entertainment and Atlantic Records. “Jersey” features Future with his main producer Metro.
The browser-based game gives a literal interpretation where users can either play as Drake or Future. From drifting heresy to the No. 1 album on iTunes in a matter of 20 hours, the duo of Drake and Future delivered a quality product.