Just in, Digital distributor TuneCore claims rapper Drake has sold nearly 300,000 song downloads on iTunes in two weeks, which it says is a record for a DIY artist (i.e. one without a label).
The success appears to be fuelled by his single Best I Ever Had. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, though. Last month, someone uploaded an unauthorised Drake album to iTunes, Rhapsody and Amazon, and it became the 16th best selling digital album in the US that week.
At least now, the sales are for the kosher product. Drake is doing his thing!
For the longest time there has been a bidding war for Drake, but that has finally ended. Drake signed a deal with Universal Republic and Young Money Entertainment, according to Drake on the Alexa Chung Interview below. Also you get to grab a sneak peak at “The Best I Ever Had” music video casted by Kanye West.
Also Cortez Bryant had a few words to say on the deal. He mentioned that Drake was already signed to Young Money Entertainment, but didn’t get to sign the distrubution deals until that Sunday. “We were looking for all the creative control and all the say-so over the project,” said Bryant, “The person who gave us the sweetest deal.”
In other news, Drake’s debut album “Thank Me Later” has no release date as of now, Cortez Bryant says that the album should drop late this year on the same day as Lil’ Waynes Rebirth.
Also don’t forget to grab the Best I Ever Had remix featuring Mase – Download Best I Ever Had (Remix) Ft. Mase
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