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!
Drake’s Started From The Bottom single has been rising rapidly on the charts and this morning it surpassed the 500,000 copies sold mark, making it certified gold. The record has sold 520,000 copies in just one month! Platinum is up next. Drizzy’s 3rd studio album, Nothing Was The Same, drops later this year.
A$AP Rocky’s hit single Fuckin’ Problems featuring Drake, 2 Chainz, and Kendrick Lamar has just hit the one million mark in sales, making it certified platinum! The track appeared on Rocky’s debut album Long.Live.A$AP, which is in stores now. Congrats to A$AP Rocky and the crew!
Kendrick Lamar has yet another plaque to add to his wall, as his single Swimming Pools (Drank) just surpassed the 1 million sold mark, making it certified platinum. This is Kendrick’s first ever platinum plaque but his album good kid, m.A.A.d City should be going platinum soon, since it went gold in December. Congrats to Kendrick Lamar and the whole TDE team!
Future had a huge year in 2012 and arguably his biggest hit of the year was the Mike Will-produced single Turn On The Lights. After plenty of radio spins and iTunes sales, the record has just surpassed the 500,000 mark and is now certified gold. Congrats to Future and his team!
A$AP Rocky still has plenty of hype despite the leak of his debut album, as his hit single Fuckin’ Problems featuring 2 Chainz, Drake and Kendrick Lamar has just went gold. The single has sold over 591,000 copies within the first few months. Long.Live.A$AP hits stores on January 15th, pre-order it here.
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ monster single Empire State Of Mind has just hit the 5 million mark in digital sales, making it the most successful song of their careers. Jay-Z’s second best-seller is Rihanna’s Umbrella, which he was featured on, which has sold 4,089,000 copies. Keys’ second-best-seller is No One, which has sold 3,705,000 copies.
2 Chainz has been tearing it up lately and that will not be stopping anytime soon, especially after recieving the news that his Drake-featured single No Lie went gold today. Lets see if his debut album, Based On A T.R.U. Story, can do the same.
— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) July 25, 2012