Tue 17 Feb 2015
Drake’s fourth solo LP Views From the 6 doesn’t arrive until later this year, but the surprise If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late mixtape has the Toronto rapper dominating the charts once again.
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The Canadian rapper caught the music industry by storm last Thursday with the drop of his new project, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. The mixtape, which released digitally on iTunes, comes in at No. 1 on Billboard’s album charts. Billboard confirms, the 17-track collection featuring Lil’ Wayne, Travi$ Scott, and PARTYNEXTDOOR sold 495,000 copies opening week (535,000 total with streams).
It becomes Drake’s fourth consecutive No. 1 album and the highest-selling sales week of 2015. Dating back to last year, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late‘s big opening week is only behind Taylor Swift’s 1989 LP, which sold 1.287 million copies in November 2014, with a full sales week compared to IYRTITL‘s short four days of sales.
In that short span of four days, Drake’s new project also set record-breaking mark on Spotify. Fans streamed the mixtape 17.3 million times in three days, breaking the previous record which was also held by Drake, 2013’s Nothing Was the Same‘s 15.8 million streams its first week. It also set the record for most streams in a single day for an album in the U.S. with 6.8 million streams on Saturday.
Congrats to Drake and the October’s Very Own collective.
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