Drake’s Thank Me Later first week sales are in and the numbers are just under Gold certification (500k) with a total of 462,989. As a side note, Drake’s album has sold over to 80,000 in Canada, which by Canadian standards is platinum status.
Even though the Drake hype machine has died down, I do think these numbers are respectable because they are on par with what most big rap albums do these days. However, givin’ the hype around this album, I know Drake and his label expected “Lil Wayne numbers”, but without a “Lollipop” type joint that really wasn’t going to happen. We’ll see what the next up and comer can pull off first go.
Peep the pic of Drake with his platinum plaque in Toronto.
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