Drake’s Views downloads are streaming online, and it’s picking up steam. Industry forecasters are now saying that the Canadian rapper’s newest album could sell over 850,000 copies in the U.S. this week! When some of Drake’s new album of 2016’s tracklist was leaked prior to its release, fans couldn’t get enough of the Views lyrics and the new sound and collaborations.
According to Billboard, Nielson Music reports that Drake’s new album has already sold 770,000 copies in its first four days on sale (April 29-May2).
Views is also on track to take the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart, giving Drake his sixth chart-topper, Billboard reports. The album was released exclusively through iTunes and streamed on Apple Music (with whom Drake has a deal) on April 29 by Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records.
According to Nielson Music, Views has earned Drake his largest sales week to date, (and it’s only Thursday). It surpasses his previous record high from when Nothing Was the Same debuted at number one with 658,000 copies sold.
But all these predictions aren’t really a shock to anyone since the “Hotline Bling” singer has joined the Forbes’ Five list as one of hip-hop’s wealthiest artists in 2016. Drake’s net worth may not be as high as Jay Z’s or Diddy’s, but he’s definitively on the right track.
Drake also managed to replace 50 Cent, who was on the coveted hip-hop list for years. But due to mismanagement of money and a stalled career and bankruptcy filing, the 50 Cent was not able to hold his usual spot this year, leaving room for Drake.
Fans in both the U.S. and Canada can’t get enough of the Toronto rapper (who never passes up a chance to pay tribute to his home city), but something tells us that his success is far from over.