Young Money rapper Drake’s new If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late continues to dominate on the music sales chart despite falling from number one this week.
Falling behind alternative crew Imagine Dragons‘ Smoke + Mirrors, which sold 195,000, Drake managed to secure nearly 190,000 copies.
Last week’s No. 1, Drake’s surprise release If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, falls to No. 2 with 187,000 units (down 65 percent). It has sold 624,000 copies since its release (equating to a little more than 10 days on sale). Meanwhile, the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack also falls one rung to No. 3 in its second week on the chart, moving 165,000 units (down 36 percent). (Billboard)
Check out Drake’s reaction to his huge first-week sales on the next page…
Drake hopped onto his Instagram page to react to the project’s first-week numbers last week.
According to reports, the overnight project crushed its competition atop the sales chart.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late moved 535,000 units in the week ending Feb. 15, according to Nielsen Music, with pure album sales comprising 495,000 of that figure — all from digital downloads. (Billboard)
Rap star Big Sean admitted he made sure to contribute to Drizzy’s sales total in a recent interview.
But he did go out and support his friend Drake’s mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. “Yeah, of course. I bought it. I think it’s great. That’s the homie. I got nothin’ but love for them OVO boys. They my dogs right there.” (Rap-Up)