Drake's 'CLB' Set For Biggest 1st Week Sales In Hip Hop Since... Drake's Last Album
'CLB' will breeze to Drizzy's sixth No. 1 LP when it debuts atop the Billboard 200 next week.
Drake is certainly playing in a league of his own when it comes to album sales in Hip Hop. According to HitsDailyDouble, the 6 God’s Certified Lover Boy is projected to earn north of 600,000 total album-equivalent units in its first week of sales.
CLB will breeze to Drake’s sixth No. 1 LP when it debuts atop the Billboard 200 next week. The project is on track to notch about 680-700 million streams, which only trails Drake’s Scorpion in the streaming department. The 2018 project boasted a record 746 million streams in the first week.
Drake’s new album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ is on pace to sell 600,000 units first week 🦉 pic.twitter.com/DpLJl6ss7C
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The 600,000 album units in the first week will be the best-selling Hip Hop album since Drake eclipsed that number with Scorpion three years prior, which scored 732,000 total album-equivalent units in the first window.
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With Kanye West taking home his 10th No. 1 on the Billboard 200 on 309,000 total album-equivalent units in 4.5 days, the talk of the town in Hip Hop has been comparing CLB and Donda, but Diddy isn’t picking sides.
“I listened to both these albums, and first of all, I just wanna say that you guys are true kings of creativity,” Diddy said. “Both of you guys are so special and necessary. Thank y’all for the inspiration. I wanna make sure that what hip-hop knows is the reach and the power that we have. I really want to take my hat off to both of these brothers for sharing their truth.”