We all know Drake has crazy buzz surrounding his name and his music and here’s even more proof for the doubters. Drizzy’s latest single Started From The Bottom sold 96,084 copies this past week, putting the final tally at 1,085,087 copies sold – platinum! In the same week, his 2011 sophomore album Take Care sold 4,697 copies, putting the final number at 2,002,708 copies sold – double platinum! These are both huge accomplishments, so congrats to Drake and his crew!
Looks like Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd made a great decision by re-releasing his three hit mixtapes into one big commercial album. In just two months, Trilogy has sold over 500,000 units and is now certified gold by the RIAA. Congrats Abel, well deserved!
Kendrick Lamar’s debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city has just crossed the 500,000 mark in sales, making it a certified gold album. Congratulations to Kendrick and the whole TDE camp!
Having an album go gold in today’s day and age is hard as it is, but for a debut album to go gold is something very special. Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city has just earned that special status, as his album is now certified gold (500,000 copies sold) within 5 weeks of release. Congrats to Kendrick and the TDE/Aftermath team!
Meek Mill released his highly anticipated debut album Dreams And Nightmares last week and was expected to do pretty well on the charts. According to HDD, Meek will score the #2 spot (behing Taylor Swift) on the Billboard charts with 167,085 copies sold. Final numbers tomorrow.
Kendrick Lamar’s debut album good kid m.A.A.d. city has been the talk of the town for the past few weeks and now the final sales numbers are in. Kendrick’s LP landed at the #2 spot on the charts with 242,122 copies sold in its first week. Unfortunately it couldn’t top the charts because there was no way it would outsell Taylor Swift’s incredible album Red, which sold a whopping 1.2 million copies in the first week. Regardless, Congratulations to Kendrick Lamar and TDE.
Update: Final number is 241,000 via Billboard
According to HDD, G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer album landed at the #2 spot on the charts, selling 216,115 units in its first week. Congrats Kanye & crew!
The final numbers are in and 2 Chainz’ debut album Based On A T.R.U. Story lands at #1 on the Billboard charts, selling 145,809 copies in its first week. Congrats 2 Chainz!
The numbers are in and Frank Ocean’s debut album Channel Orange has sold more than it was projected to sell. The album, which was released on iTunes last week, was projected to sell 110-125k in his first week, but Frank surpassed those numbers and moved a strong 130,945 copies. This landed Channel Orange at #2 on the Billboard charts. The physical form of the LP is now available in stores so it will be interesting to see the numbers next week. Congratulations to Frank Ocean!