Drake really knows how to sell these albums. First by making great music and then second by having one hell of a marketing campaign. That whole “Just wait on it” tactic worked very well with “Nothing was the Same”. Drake topped the charts by selling 658,179 copies in the first week. Nothing might be the same, but Drake killing the charts is the same as always.
It’s been two months since Jay Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” dropped (where has the time gone?) and the album has already racked up 2,000,000 sales in the United States. Here’s what the RIAA had to say about the accomplishment.
Congratulations to Jay Z! Not satisfied with Platinum alone, “Magna Carta…Holy Grail” is now DOUBLE-Platinum for selling more than two million copies in the United States.
The note above is from Jay-Z to Drake and it pertains to his first week album sales. Drake posted it on his blog earlier today. The final numbers for his first album were 631,466 via Soundscan. 264,845 Digital and 366,621 CD’s.
The numbers aren’t officially in yet but according to a credible source J.Cole has moved 115,000 copies of his album “Cole World The Sideline Story” in one day. Of course I got the album but I didn’t know that many people were about Cole. If this is true then a big congratulations to him, wow, big numbers.
After the final numbers came in, Lil’ Wayne ended up selling 964,000 copies of Tha Carter 4 which is more than “Watch The Throne” or any other rap album released this year. Pretty impressive if you ask me, it’s so hard to sell over 500,000 these days. Here’s what Big Sean had to say about it.
Yesterday I was looking through billboard.com and saw that the industry predicted Lil’ Wayne to sell around 700,000 copies in his first week. Well now after two days on the market the album is expected to sell more than 850,000, possibly reaching 900,000. This would be very close to another milli as promised by Lil’ Wayne is previous interviews. Lets go! Carter 4 in stores now.