Drake Comes In At #1 And Sells 462,989 Albums In The First Week

- By Bossip Staff

"Drake 1st Week Album Sales"

Drake just gave the music industry an inch of hope by selling over 400,000 albums in his first week. This goes to show that music isn’t completely dead but… we still can’t fully co-sign that Drake is the new face of hip-hop.

"Drake's Album Sales"

Good thing Drake writes his own music because Universal Motown, Cash Money and Young Money get paid before he sees a single dime. Now… It’s Nicki Minaj’s turn, how many do you think she’ll sell the first week???

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  • Yun Dun Know

    And what prize do I get for him selling that many albums?

    None.

    NEXT!

  • Princess

    Congrats Drizzy!! I love his new album.

  • Miss U Much MJJ....Lovely1

    Is this a record? Let’s see how he does week 2 after people have actually heard the albumn.

  • http://twitter.com/_jtp jerzotheking

    A new era has begun.

  • lilbabiphat2004

    thats great im glad he sold that much. it goes to show he wasnt gonna be a “one hit wonder” definitely gonna see more from him in the future

  • Mock Rock Star

    Who the hell buys this music???

  • LaDiva

    I feel like him and nicki are the biggest gimmicks…. And for those calling it hate, I’m far from it. I just like what I like and dislike what I dislike…The end…

  • aries79

    Good 4 him…I may not like all his 
    music but hard work pays off

  • ms dime

    This is not surprising. Drake is the shit.

  • Matix B Women in the Hockey Hall of Fame!!

    He needs to stop putting on that fake southern accent; we don’t talk like that in Toronto. True his father is from Dallas, but mine is from NoLa and I have never spoken with a southern drawl.

  • Read Between The Lines

    I hope T-Pain ain’t getting any bright ideas about putting his latest piece of ish…I mean his “opus” just because Drake got some sales, LoL. He’s gonna need a couple more co-signers before I care to hear what he’s got up his sleeves, hehehe

  • hottiehellyeah

    CHRIS BROWN NEXT ALBUM WILL BE LIKE THAT..
    nICKI WILL DO GOLD IN WIRST WEEK LOVE NICKI

  • Tee

    And if your really doing your research, with him writing his own music, he gets paid up front as well –

  • Read Between The Lines

    I feel you Matix B. Folks from T.O. don’t have southern accents, but since Hip-Hop originates in the U.S. I guess it’s more about “meeting the grade”. I mean you know as well as I do most Canadian Hip-Hop can barely get a spin “Flow 93.5FM” than anything else. Thank goodness for that new Urban station(98.7FM I think?), at least there might be some hope! There are some pretty good MCs bring up the “Quality” of Canadian Hip-Hop(Should we call it the “Drake Effect”?), but then again there are some Cats here who seriously need to step up their game here, lol.

  • countychick13

    I KNEW HE WOULD!!! there’s not a single he has that i don’t love lol you go drake!!

  • High Society

    DRAKE IS A FRAUD. AN ACTOR WHO IS PORTRAYING A RAPPER. THE DUMB A.SSES WHO BOUGHT HIS ALBUM NEED TO BE SENT TO IRAQ.

  • http://Bossip Ike's girl

    You better Speak that GLOK!!! I agree!!

  • CharmingPervert

    I am not someone who runs around branding every artist who gets big, a ‘sell out’, with little or no understanding of the term, I don’t give a rats áss about if a rapper is real ‘hood’ or real a ‘thug’, in many cases, both of those terms are becoming too ambiguous to define, anyway.

    What I do care about is the spirit in which music is made, i.e.; is the artist remaining true to his/ herself? The answer in Drake’s case is obviously no.
    Everything before he signed to cash money bares no resemblance to his current sound. The reason is obviously that he has changed his sound and image in order to make money. This is called selling out.

    It won’t last. The mainstream has always been fickle and they will soon grow tired of Drake, Lil Wayne, et al, at which point, they will move onto the next fad, whatever shape that happens to take.

    Signed,

    A non-hater.

  • Nique(C'mon Vamanos!!)

    Yawn @ all the haters early this morning! Now folks want 2 be in an uproar about fake a$$ rappers when y’all know damn well y’all shouldve been mad since ’93 about fake a$$ rappers!

    Anyway, in the words of my baby Drake…

    “WHO THE F*UCK R Y’ALL??”

  • Shawn of the Living

    Not a fan, but to each his own.

  • http://urnotpdiddyloser 5'10" AKILLAH RICHARDS

    WOW!!! GO DRAKE! GUESS HATERS DON’T WIN!

  • Kani

    Annnddddd people are talking bad about Drake because why? I really think half of y’all don’t have nothin to say because the question can you even rap/sing/act let alone all of the above? If not plz do the world shut it and sit down!

  • Allenro

    good cuz i love drake

  • Peace

    Love the album. And I don’t know what ppl are talking about when they say he tries to act “hood”. I don’t get that impression from him at all. He never raps about shooting or killing or selling drugs. He raps about his life and half of the songs on his album are for girls.
    And about switching his sound… dont most artists do that as they progress? My friend is an aspiring rapper and I tell him his flow/sound needs work, it doesn’t appeal to me…the rhythm is off, and there’s no charisma or character. As he progresses he will get better and find his sound.

  • pat

    congrats…however,not really impressed…this is the least he had to do to live up to all the hype….he should have been able to move a million units (weezy, kanye,) with this type of hype a few years ago….

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