Drake’s Views From the 6 is on track to sell over 800,000 copies in the very first week that it is available, and this would be a career best sales week for the Toronto rapper. The album was available exclusively through the iTunes Store, and it could only be streamed through Apple Music. In fact many believe that the final number of copies sold or streamed through the first week will equal more than 900,000. Republic Records sources have revealed that Drizzy’s newest album actually earned more than 630,000 equivalent units on the very first day that it was available when the Apple Music and iTunes data was combined.
If sales for Views From the 6 are as robust as the predictions believe this would make this the highest sales week of his career, surpassing the debut of Nothing Was the Same which sold 658,000 copies the first week it was available according to the data from Nielson Music. If Drizzy’s latest album does start on the charts with more than 800,000 copies sold during the first week it will only be the 10th to do so in the last decade, and Drake would be the first male artist to achieve this since 2013 when Justin Timberlake launched the 20/20 experience with 968,000 copies sold. The last 5 full length albums debuted by Drizzy were consecutive #1 debuts on the Billboard 200 charts:
2015- What a Time to be Alive
2015- If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
2012- Nothing Was the Same
2012- Take Care
2010- Thank Me Later