Drake Approaches Gold With Estimated First Week Sales

Hits Daily Double reports that "Thank Me Later" has Drake poised for a number one debut album.

It's very likely that actor-turned-rapper Aubrey Drake Graham will sit atop the charts when official sales numbers are posted on Wednesday, June 23. Web site HitsDailyDouble.com reports that roughly a week after its proper release, Thank Me Later has sold 462,989 copies--just shy of RIAA Gold certification.

The success comes despite an early leak of the retail album, and with plenty of support from Hip Hop's blog community. Many sites and blogs refused to post further leaks from Thank Me Later, and encouraged fans to buy the retail version of the album despite the fact that it leaked in early June. If the figures from HitsDailyDouble hold up, Drake will have 2010's highest-selling debut album. On Monday, June 21, Canadian network Much Music reported via their blog that Thank Me Later has already been certified platnum in Canada.

204 Comments

  • da mtx

    drake has talent no question about that but the album couldve been better thats why i wouldnt purchase it

  • iBar

    Lots of record sales thanks to my track "!" Bizarre told Eminem about it back in January 2010 then Eminem said "iBar is right." Eminem doesn't want to give me credit because I called him "a douche and a qweef from the fucking poose." Relax Marshy, I was only joking. Check out the track that inspired Eminem's Recovery. Go to www.myspace.com/ibaronline and listen to "!"

  • ANTIJEW

    GUYS, WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE, GET THESE DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH CALLED JEWS AND CANADIANS OFF OF HERE!! LINE DRAKE AND HIS FAMILY UP AND PUT THEM IN THE GAS CHAMBER, EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPIER!!! I HATE CUZ THEM SHITS IS DISGUSTING GARBAGE...NOT EVEN CONSIDERED HUMAN. THERES A REASON WHY WE KILLED OFF 10 MIL OF THOSE JEWISH TRASH A WHILE AGO...WE NEED ANOTHER 10 MIL KILLED OFF!! !!!!!

  • ANTIJEW

    GUYS, WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE, GET THESE DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH CALLED JEWS AND CANADIANS OFF OF HERE!! LINE DRAKE AND HIS FAMILY UP AND PUT THEM IN THE GAS CHAMBER, EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPIER!!! I HATE CUZ THEM SHITS IS DISGUSTING GARBAGE...NOT EVEN CONSIDERED HUMAN. THERES A REASON WHY WE KILLED OFF 10 MIL OF THOSE JEWISH TRASH A WHILE AGO...WE NEED ANOTHER 10 MIL KILLED OFF!! !!!!!

  • ANTIJEW

    GUYS, WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE, GET THESE DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH CALLED JEWS AND CANADIANS OFF OF HERE!! LINE DRAKE AND HIS FAMILY UP AND PUT THEM IN THE GAS CHAMBER, EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPIER!!! I HATE CUZ THEM SHITS IS DISGUSTING GARBAGE...NOT EVEN CONSIDERED HUMAN. THERES A REASON WHY WE KILLED OFF 10 MIL OF THOSE JEWISH TRASH A WHILE AGO...WE NEED ANOTHER 10 MIL KILLED OFF!! !!!!!

  • ANTIJEW

    GUYS, WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE, GET THESE DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH CALLED JEWS AND CANADIANS OFF OF HERE!! LINE DRAKE AND HIS FAMILY UP AND PUT THEM IN THE GAS CHAMBER, EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPIER!!! I HATE CUZ THEM SHITS IS DISGUSTING GARBAGE...NOT EVEN CONSIDERED HUMAN. THERES A REASON WHY WE KILLED OFF 10 MIL OF THOSE JEWISH TRASH A WHILE AGO...WE NEED ANOTHER 10 MIL KILLED OFF!! !!!!!

  • ANTIJEW

    GUYS, WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE, GET THESE DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH CALLED JEWS AND CANADIANS OFF OF HERE!! LINE DRAKE AND HIS FAMILY UP AND PUT THEM IN THE GAS CHAMBER, EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPIER!!! I HATE CUZ THEM SHITS IS DISGUSTING GARBAGE...NOT EVEN CONSIDERED HUMAN. THERES A REASON WHY WE KILLED OFF 10 MIL OF THOSE JEWISH TRASH A WHILE AGO...WE NEED ANOTHER 10 MIL KILLED OFF!!

  • ANTIJEW

    GUYS, WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE, GET THESE DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH CALLED JEWS AND CANADIANS OFF OF HERE!! LINE DRAKE AND HIS FAMILY UP AND PUT THEM IN THE GAS CHAMBER, EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPIER!!! I HATE CUZ THEM SHITS IS DISGUSTING GARBAGE...NOT EVEN CONSIDERED HUMAN. THERES A REASON WHY WE KILLED OFF 10 MIL OF THOSE JEWISH TRASH A WHILE AGO...WE NEED ANOTHER 10 MIL KILLED OFF!!

  • ANTIJEW

    GUYS, WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE, GET THESE DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH CALLED JEWS AND CANADIANS OFF OF HERE!! LINE DRAKE AND HIS FAMILY UP AND PUT THEM IN THE GAS CHAMBER, EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPIER!!! I HATE CUZ THEM SHITS IS DISGUSTING GARBAGE...NOT EVEN CONSIDERED HUMAN. THERES A REASON WHY WE KILLED OFF 10 MIL OF THOSE JEWISH TRASH A WHILE AGO...WE NEED ANOTHER 10 MIL KILLED OFF!!

  • ANTIJEW

    GUYS, WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE, GET THESE DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH CALLED JEWS AND CANADIANS OFF OF HERE!! LINE DRAKE AND HIS FAMILY UP AND PUT THEM IN THE GAS CHAMBER, EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPIER!!! I HATE CUZ THEM SHITS IS DISGUSTING GARBAGE...NOT EVEN CONSIDERED HUMAN. THERES A REASON WHY WE KILLED OFF 10 MIL OF THOSE JEWISH TRASH A WHILE AGO...WE NEED ANOTHER 10 MIL KILLED OFF!!

    • Badmofo

      You had to post that 10 times to prove how retarded you are. I have seen some dumb shit on his website but this takes the cake. Just promise me you are not reproducing.

  • Twinblades

    Booooy anti-Jew got no life lol

  • ANTIJEW

    GUYS, WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE, GET THESE DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH CALLED JEWS AND CANADIANS OFF OF HERE!! LINE DRAKE AND HIS FAMILY UP AND PUT THEM IN THE GAS CHAMBER, EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPIER!!! I HATE CUZ THEM SHITS IS DISGUSTING GARBAGE...NOT EVEN CONSIDERED HUMAN. THERES A REASON WHY WE KILLED OFF 10 MIL OF THOSE JEWISH TRASH A WHILE AGO...WE NEED ANOTHER 10 MIL KILLED OFF!!

  • ANTIJEW

    GUYS, WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE, GET THESE DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH CALLED JEWS AND CANADIANS OFF OF HERE!! LINE DRAKE AND HIS FAMILY UP AND PUT THEM IN THE GAS CHAMBER, EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPIER!!! I HATE CUZ THEM SHITS IS DISGUSTING GARBAGE...NOT EVEN CONSIDERED HUMAN. THERES A REASON WHY WE KILLED OFF 10 MIL OF THOSE JEWISH TRASH A WHILE AGO...WE NEED ANOTHER 10 MIL KILLED OFF!!

  • ANTIJEW

    GUYS, WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE, GET THESE DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH CALLED JEWS AND CANADIANS OFF OF HERE!! LINE DRAKE AND HIS FAMILY UP AND PUT THEM IN THE GAS CHAMBER, EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPIER!!! I HATE CUZ THEM SHITS IS DISGUSTING GARBAGE...NOT EVEN CONSIDERED HUMAN. THERES A REASON WHY WE KILLED OFF 10 MIL OF THOSE JEWISH TRASH A WHILE AGO...WE NEED ANOTHER 10 MIL KILLED OFF!!

  • ANTIJEW

    GUYS, WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE, GET THESE DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH CALLED JEWS AND CANADIANS OFF OF HERE!! LINE DRAKE AND HIS FAMILY UP AND PUT THEM IN THE GAS CHAMBER, EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPIER!!! I HATE CUZ THEM SHITS IS DISGUSTING GARBAGE...NOT EVEN CONSIDERED HUMAN. THERES A REASON WHY WE KILLED OFF 10 MIL OF THOSE JEWISH TRASH A WHILE AGO...WE NEED ANOTHER 10 MIL KILLED OFF!!

  • ANTIJEW

    SEEMS LIKE FAGGOT JEWS FROM HIP HOP FAGGOTX WHO RIDE ON DRAKE ALL DAY DELETED MY COMMENTS! HITLER WASN'T THAT BAD CAUSE HE GOT RID OF THIS TRASH A WHILE AGO, BUT HE FAILED CAUSE HE NEVER COMPLETED HIS WORK! HE ONLY KILLED OFF LIKE 10 MIL OF THOSE JEWS, AND BECAUSE OF THAT, WE HAVE FAGGOT CANADIAN JEWS LIKE DRAKE TRYING TO RAP! IF HITLER KILLED OFF ANY OTHER RACE, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN EVIL, BUT SINCE IT WAS GREEDY DIRTY JEWS, HE DID THE WORLD A FAVOR! I RESPECT ADOLPH HITLER FOR THAT.

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  • bras4real

    for over 15 yrs i listen to hip hop from A to Z but not feeling is dude 'drake' he s gotta strange expression to him

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  • Anyfucking Way

    LOL! Some of yawl sound like damn SPACE VILLIANS "Damn Drake sold well what are we going to do now! RARRGH!" Stupid kids.

  • ANTIJEW

    HITLER WASN'T THAT BAD CAUSE HE GOT RID OF THIS TRASH A WHILE AGO, BUT HE FAILED CAUSE HE NEVER COMPLETED HIS WORK! HE ONLY KILLED OFF LIKE 10 MIL OF THOSE JEWS, AND BECAUSE OF THAT, WE HAVE FAGGOT CANADIAN JEWS LIKE DRAKE TRYING TO RAP! IF HITLER KILLED OFF ANY OTHER RACE, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN EVIL, BUT SINCE IT WAS GREEDY DIRTY JEWS, HE DID THE WORLD A FAVOR! I RESPECT ADOLPH HITLER FOR THAT.

    • UK Rules

      At least the jews get off their ass and work, unlike you lazy work shy cunts

    • UK Rules

      At least the jews get off their ass and work, unlike you lazy work shy cunts

    • THADOPEHOUSE

      well i'm sure you people will be in the same place hitler is right now when you take your last breath.

    • big-shot

      lol, that's going a bit far......hitler? really? but yea, those jews are some money hungry greedy bunch. generalizing them is unfair, but lots of them are lol its the truth. if they dont got the power, how else are they gonna push fags like drake on us? lol

  • ANTIJEW

    GUYS, WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE, GET THESE DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH CALLED JEWS AND CANADIANS OFF OF HERE!! LINE DRAKE AND HIS FAMILY UP AND PUT THEM IN THE GAS CHAMBER, EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPIER!!! I HATE CUZ THEM SHITS IS DISGUSTING GARBAGE...NOT EVEN CONSIDERED HUMAN. THERES A REASON WHY WE KILLED OFF 10 MIL OF THOSE JEWISH TRASH A WHILE AGO...WE NEED ANOTHER 10 MIL KILLED OFF!!

    • Headi

      I am not jewish but I hope someone from hiphopdx will delete your post and forward your IP. You should get slapped for hatred talk like this. You can't be serious you bastard. I am from Germany and I can tell you that Hitler was trash. Please hiphopdx, do not allow statements like this on your site and take measures.

  • Twinblades

    Alright I've read some of the comments on here and I can honestly say that most of you niggas is hatin. Drake is a good artist and a good singer is he the best hell no!!! I can think of tons of rappers-r&b artist that are better at doing what he dose.... but drake is a solid rapper who knows how to make catchy music. And that's somethin I also want to bring up. Y'all niggas keep saying that this album is too mainstream but be real here folks.... there's not one song on that album that sounds like a single. Most of the music on TML is mellow as fuck. Albit some of the songs on there are a bit catchy but all n all the songs are pretty antimainstream. So now that the albums out most of you people are bashing on it saying it's to soft blah blah blah. And now your ready for j.Cole to take over. But let me ask you people this do you realy think Cole is going to do anything diff.... I mean let's be real lights please is a great song... but that ain't no radio single. In this day n age you need to come out with something that's going to catch people. So plaese some one expalin to me how Cole is going to blow up and take this thang by storm. Cudi had day n night B.o.B had airplanes wale had chillin & whiz kalifah had this plane. All those songs are catchy come with a message and got good radio play. I'm just saying there's to much hate on here and the people complaining about TML or prob just YM/CM haters y'all niggas need to get a life!!! Also so FUCK ANTI-JEW!!!! You are a btich ass nigga cunt lookin fuck bitch nigga ass monkey fartin cow tit suckin jacks off to wezzy and birdman pics lookin ass faggit cock dick mother fucken limp dick suckin loser ass faggit trick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • rich smith

      i agree wit JUST ME

    • Just Me

      I agree 100% Drrake did his thing, sold albumns, made money Plus he sold all of those albumns even though half of it was leaked... GOOD JOB DRIZZY

    • P DUB07

      WHO DAT WHO DAT WHO DAT WHO DAT! COLE WORLD

    • sdfdf

      fuck jews go kill yourself faggot

    • ANTIJEW

      FUCK YOU TOO FAGGOT!!!! I DONT JACK OFF TO WEEZY OR BIRDMAN NIGGA, BARLEY LISTEN TO THEM, YOU DO YOU LITTLE JEWISH FAGGOT!!!! FUCK THESE JEWS AND SHIT, THEY THINK THEY TOUGH AND CAN TALK SHIT NOW....OH HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED, I REMEMBER WHEN THOSE TRASH USED TO BE SCARED TO GET SENT TO THE BURNERS AND KEPT THEIR BIG NOSE AND FAGGOT LIPS SHUT!!

  • hiphop truth

    I love drake.... BUT!!!, why is it that originally drakes 1st week sales were 140,000 or so??? and now all of a sudden its 460,000 or so????? wtf, i smell a cover up. and also I HATE PLIES, PERIOD!..... BUT... he sold 56k records his first week sales this month and now that drakes album came out they are saying that he only sold 18k????? i hope this isnt wat i think it is because i will lose all respect for drake and weezy.

    • ANTIJEW

      WE NEED TO GET THIS CANADIAN FAGGOT JEW NAMED DRAKE OUT OF AMERICA!!!!!! WE NEEDA DEPORT THIS TORONTO FAGGOT!!! FUCK JEWBAGS!!! FUCK THEM CANADIANS DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH, IF I EVER SEE ONE IMA SPIT IN THEIR DIRTY SHIT FACE! AND IF YOU A FAN AND YOU AINT A 15 YEAR OLD BITCH, YOU A FAGGOT HOMO SUCKING OFF YOUR BOYFRIENDS RICH JEWISH DICK!

  • Damn Right..

    Man you just cant please everybody..... Thats all it boils down to. When I first heard Thank Me Later I didnt like it very much even though I enjoyed So Far Gone and I dont mind singing because for me that shows dude has real talent not just an image or street cred. Still..... At first when I heard the album I was still like WTF! that was just TOOO MUCH R&B and singing about bitches and shit like that. I just expected MORE Hip Hop.... I gave the album a few listens and the one thing that cant be denied is that all the music on their is quality music. The songs are worth listening to at some point or another, its good music. It may not be the Hip Hop album I was looking for but it sure has some gems on there that I believe are well put together songs and overall good music in general. When they gave us Soulja Boy that was a real WTF moment, then Gucci mane's success was another wtf moment and then Gucci paved the way for idiots like Oj the Juiceman and Waka Flocka Flame!?!?! Like seriously..... Waka be on radio shows talking about ppl dont want to hear lyrics, further describing it as "dictionary rap" I mean seriously that displays how fucking stupid that mothafucka is.... All those guys I just mentioned make BULLSH*T music and none of them have any talent. So when you even dare to think of calling Drake's music garbage music just remember some of the dumb fucks that have been coming out. Drake makes coherent music that follows some form of musical formula and he has punchlines that are obviously thought out and not just words that rhyme. I am happy to see this dude be successful with his debut album and I hope he sees more success as he grows as an artist. Now lets give way for J. Cole's debut album and real niggaz like Nipsey Hussle. Drake did his thing and we should be happy that we have a young artist with some talent getting some shine, lets just continue to support good music.

    • ANTIJEW

      BOTTOMLINE: IF YOU A CANADIAN JEW WANNABE, YOU CANT COMPETE WITH REAL HIP HOP ARTISTS LIKE J-COLE! GUYS, WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE, GET THESE DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH CALLED JEWS AND CANADIANS OFF OF HERE!! LINE DRAKE AND HIS FAMILY UP AND PUT THEM IN THE GAS CHAMBER, EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPIER!!! !

  • HHFAN

    I'm not gonna lie. I've been wondering if Drake's debut was going to be str8 @$$ but it's pretty good. It's a good summer time/smoke out album and girls are going to love it. I give it a 7.5/10. BTW, if you're a REAL music fan, the sales don't even matter. If the music moves you, then that's all that matters. Cop that Distant Relatives too.

  • :-)

    good job kid, i ain't mad, but i'ma hate the up and coming rappers trying to copy his style to get record sells

  • panda6112

    Some of these songs are hot, some not as much. This album was decent for being his debut, didn't set the bar too high so he can top it. Better than having a classic and never reaching the same level again like some other rappers do. Oh and it's just music kids, listen to the music. Don't pay too much attention on who it's coming from, what label a nigga is on, or how many times it plays on the radio. Just listen if you like it. Peace.

  • DaddyTruth

    You guys don't understand how the sales work. THAT'S NOT how many cds he's sold that's how MANY that were ship out! Because it was ship out DOESN'T mean he sold that many. They will SHIP them back if they don't sell in the STORE. Please learn about the MUSIC BUSINESS because when you're not in the know you're been FOOLed by these HYPE machines. NOW that's the TRUTH!

    • Spirit

      You got owned DADDYTRUTH and you should know this

    • Damn Right..

      You are ABSOLUTELY INCORRECT with that statement. Neilsen SoundScan ONLY scans sales and not the entire shipments sent out by distribution. How Nielsen SoundScan tracks sales: Sales data from cash registers is collected from 14,000 retail, mass merchant, and non-traditional (on-line stores, venues, digital music services, etc.) outlets in the United States and Canada and U.K.. The requirements for reporting sales to Nielsen SoundScan are that the store has Internet access and a point of sale (POS) inventory system. Submission of sales data to Nielsen SoundScan must be in the form of a text file consisting of all the UPCs sold and the quantities per UPC on a weekly basis. Sales collected from Monday-Sunday or Sunday-Saturday are reported to SoundScan every Monday and made available to SoundScan subscribers every Wednesday. Nielsen SoundScan clients include: All major and many independent labels. Distribution companies. Artist managers and booking agents. Concert promoters and venue owners. Online retailers and "digital delivery" companies. Dont talk about sh*t you just dont know about. NOW that's the TRUTH!

  • Cuzzin Pete

    everytime a new artist comes out the internet mods should put a block on tha haters. yo Drake isn't even my favorite but i gotta give son his respect and accolades. why tha fuck r tha "keep it realist" even in here if they don't even like Drake, you would figure this shit would be stormed by groupies and nutsuckers but once again there's more people hating on it then praising it (go figure). But yet all in all Drake is about to hit gold status. Fuck Jay Electronica, he ain't the only boat in the sea niggaz. No disrespect to Jay but I be hatin when niggaz get on that backpack bandwagon and act like that's the only good music coming out. That shit will put u 2 sleep if u don't change it up and put on some commercial shit or some gangsta shit (me personally i'm off that gangsta shit all day). There's no way Drake is gonna fade out quick after this. Next up is Nicki, then Gudda, then Wayne, the Wayne/Drake, then Nicki, then Gudda again and if I missed a nigga in between then that nigga probably might not pop off like that (even if a mixtape drops).

  • veI

    Darnel shut up man it's fuckin annoying seeing you hate on him cuz he didn't live in the streets like does he pretend to be gangster or try to be like somebody else no why the hell is it just a big deal also its not his fault that he has so much buzz he never asked for it ppl realized how talented he was and they just over played his music and ppl thought that he was overrated for that but it's not like he didn't struggle and have his own struggle to get where he is he started off doing mixtapes and was discovered that way yet everybody just assumes that his parents just signed him to a label when he put out his music without a label and did this all independently without the help of his parents he used other ppl's beats and new beats from producers from canada he did this all by himself but yet nobody wants to give him credit cuz he wanted to be an actor but he hustled his way to the top he made sum good mixtapes and provided ppl with free dope music so how exactly is he rich for giving out free music and you only get like what 100k for acting on a teenage tv series so yea he wasn't az much as the rich kid that you think and plus he's a humble guy just look at the interviews he never exaggerates what he's got and acts like a real person not a cocky arrogant person so just stfu darnel cuz ya don't know shit about the guy

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  • JiggaThatNigga

    Sad that this no talent clown is selling so many fucking albums because he was prematurely hyped up for no fucking reason. I don't care what anyone says, anything over 400,000 copies today is a huge success. Thank me later is a terrible album but thanks to all the weezy dick riders, blog sites, and media outlets this scrub is selling like hot cakes. I pray to god I never have to hear this fags annoying voice anymore after this album.

  • guy in front on moniter

    for all the idiots commenting about how much he makes per cd...the guy has 100% yes 100% of his publishing and about 75% of his royalties....basically he got one of dem crazy cash money deals...and everyone know how cash money gets down wehn it comes to deals

  • da1

    Nice comment miguel I wasn't going to read all that but I'm glad I did you have potential of being a succesful writer.

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  • miguel Guttierres

    All I can really say is congrats to Drake for his success. But I took the time to listen to his album and I honestly could not see what the big deal was about. Don't get me wrong, there were a few good songs on there, with Fireworks, Show Me a Good Time and Light Up being the best ones on the album. How is this album going to change the game? Because he sings and raps? A lot of other artists rap and sing. I guess people forgot about Kid Cudi, B.o.B or even Andre 3000. And why does he rap with a fake Southern accent when he's from Toronto? Probably because the South is all over the radio right now and he probably wanted to fit right in. But to me, he sounds forced when he does that. It would be a lot better if he rapped in his normal voice. Is the sound of the album any different? I don't think so. Some parts of the album sounded like songs we already hear on the radio and others sounded like they could've been placed on Kanye's "808s" or Kid Cudi's "Man on the Moon" (which I personally pick as being a better debut over Thank Me Later). Another thing is the punchlines. The only rapper I've heard so far that has carried a well-executed album with back-to-back punchlines and metaphors was Big L (R.I.P) with "Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous". As for Drake (and the rest of Young Money at that), they have a few hot punchlines here and there but some others have me saying "WTF?" and not really in a good way. At times, they just throw something right out of the blue that doesn't connect to the song (ex. Nicki's reindeer reference on Usher's Lil Freak). And I also find "answering your own punchlines" weird as well ("It's going down, basement"). And at other times, it sounds like they try too hard to come up with a good punchline. IMO, the best punchlines come naturally like how Big L did on his album. Take the time to listen to "Lifestylez..." if you haven't yet. Guranteed you'll change your views on punchlines. The only thing I applaud Drake for (like most of his fans keep repeating) is that he raps about his own life and not trying to be somebody he's not. He does have huge potential to be a great artist, but the topics of women, fame, money and "haters" gets a little redundant for me, especially when those are the ONLY things you talk about on your album. It's okay to throw some political topics here and there. I'm pretty sure Drake has certain views and opinions on different things going on in the world. I would say the same for Cudi but "Man on the Moon" was a concept album about free-spirited adventures, so I kinda knew what I was expecting from that album. So once again, congrats to Drake for his success, but I don't see anything special about the guy. Maybe as he progresses into his career, he'll have a wider range of topics to discuss and a more seasoned personality. Right now, he's showing but not really proving anything. Drake's fans probably know something I don't...

    • ???? still best rite now!!

      agreed Miguel....the album wasn't that special. I mean his So Far Gone mixtape was alot more exciting & refreshing for hiphop! I think you're reaching with the punchline thing tho....( "you can't find me, Nemo") thats his style and rhyme scheme! quit over analyzing! Everbody doesn't rap the same and mos def shouldn't....Big L had his style..but that aint the format. Good look for hiphop in general..sales dont mean errthing. But its hard to ignore the major decline since the early 2000s. Em, Kanye , Game, Wayne (C4) up next!!

    • WhyHateChris

      Ive got to say this has been the most well put together comment Ive ever read online...for once i can read what was written, and it actually made some sence...well put brotha

    • d0pe

      d0pe breakdown my nig. glad to see someone who can actually state an opinion with more than just a short phrase or fragment sentence thinking it describes or suffices.

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  • Indiemuzik

    I just checked Itunes and Drake is getting beat by Miley Cyrus, so that leads me to believe that Drake didn't organically sell over 400,000 copies. His label probably shipped out hundreds of thousands of copies and bought half of them on physical casette so they can't be traced as easily. And if you don't believe me then I'll repeat that Drake is getting beat by Miley Cyrus, who is now far less hyped than Drake is.

    • Badmofo

      Miley has an empire that started with a TV show (2006-present) event though her acting started in 2001, merchandise for the show throughout her career, & a dad who had a music career before she did. So her fan base has been growing up with her for 9 years & parents accept her music because its safe. Aside from the fact you are comparing to totally differerent genres of music (pop & Rap/R&B). She also is on her 3 album & has been on tour since 2007. Drake was on TV but in the genre he is in that actually hurt him. Plus he wasnt known as a real rapper til 2008ish & just now released his 1st album. Now with all that being said they both suck ass.

  • MARVIN

    Critics only talk like they can do better but never accomplish anything that they are talking about... To add insult to injury, all this dude had to do is sell 4000 copies and he would still make more money than what you make in a year...

    • Steady

      ^^ $3-$4?! not even close, I'm majorin' in Music Business rite now (junior year) and u can bet an artist ('specially a new 1) doesn't even get $1 per cd, they only make a few cents...

    • the fuck is you supid?

      you must not know anything about the recording industry.. if he only sold 4000 copies, hes only gettin back about 3-4 bucks a cd ($12000-$16000 total).. that wouldnt be anywhere near what his advance was and hed owe the label BIG money... considering all the promoting hype and features from his album he probably broke even with those first week sales and now hell start banking off the rest of his sales.. which still wont be all that much money.. you dont make shit off album sales anymore.. touring, endorsements, ect are the way togo....

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  • Fgame

    This album was a disappointment to me. I expected more after a year of buzz. Not his best material. Guess he had the bar set too high he needs to give up the singing. Years from now we wont be calling this a classic.

  • TEDFumbler

    "Thank Me Later has already been certified platnum in Canada." Platnum? spellcheck ... it's platinum, even in Canada. Nice one DX ... again.

  • Bauce

    Damn hipsters and dumb bitches. Still amazing to see an album, any album, sell like its 2005 again

  • yerrrrrrrr

    more fire for DRAKE fans to use. I like the KID but half my friends calling this album a CLASSIC and now w 500K first week they gonn talk more shit. The Kid is really good, but he is not top 5 right now, mainstream or underground. Drake is becoming the Kobe Bryant of Rap, meaning his fans are stans. Anyhow the album is not a classic, half the songs are commercial, and I like them, and the other half is slow type songs for women which I cant fck w. Do one or the other, dont do both. You can be great at 1 thing or a jack of all trades and right now drake is good at rap and rnb but not great at neither and prob never will be

    • bktothefullest

      Wait...Most drake fans are calling TML a great solid album. If you are calling this album a CLASSIC right now, then your definitely a stan. I don't know why critcs or haters always believe that drake was the "be all, end all" of hiphop, it seems Drake was on a high pedestal, the only place drake could go is down. So for all the critics out there, when you listen to the album i have one thing to say to ya: ...................................Drake is not the "saviour" of hiphop. He's a young guy (23 years) trying to create his own lane in hiphop. The album has good music throughout, it has some great songs and his album sales were solid to reflect that.....Critics stop being so damn negative.......Congrats Drake. P.S. oh yeah u Drake can call the "kobe bryant of rap"....lol

    • d0pe

      they Kobe Bryant of rap?...lmfao, horrrrrrrid comparison sir. being the Kobe of rap would then go to say that he has 5 classic albums already?... why couldnt you just call him another Lil Wayne? cuz all his fans are stans...

  • Atl2Trill

    Drake is hip-pop and is wack to me. I rather listen to Bobby Ray aka B.O.B. than the spoiled ass kid whose parents have industry connects and already work in the music game. Drake's momma: Jewish Canadian entertainment lawyer Drake's Dad: Black producer/musician from Memphis. He's being pushed onto the masses on purpose.

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  • tek

    dude is wack man, his latest album sucks, hes not hungry anymore man, thats why always the first album are good after that they have noting to talk or rap about...fuck you drake u disney ass nigga

  • entitledtomyopinion

    I don't usually direct comments at people, but this "DARNELL" character must have an IQ of 4....maybe 5, at best. None of his comments make any sense. You're asking why Drake bothers to rap because he was on TV and therefore must be rich. FYI - Drake was on a canadian TV series, I'd be surprised if he makes $100k a year from that. Maybe that's rich for someone like you, who I'm guessing struggled with grade 5 math, but for people with an education that's far from rich. Also, maybe it's just me, but what's wrong with having ambition and wanting to excel at mutliple things in life? Then you compare him to Obama because they both had interracial parents and use the fact that he came from a safe neighbourhood to discredit his music. Sounds to me like your just mad that someone with a good upbringing and the ability to string two sentences together can make hiphop music better then the hungry rappers from the streets. Recognize talent!!! Afterall, anybody from the streets who actually makes real money, not the money that they pretend to have in their videos, gets out of the hood as soon as they can. You need to team up with some of the other jokers on this site who support Lil Boosie for killing other brothers and believe that Lil Boosie is "rich" and will win the case. Get real!!!!!!!!

    • G'

      ^truth. Comments like the one you cited only promote the ignorance in the community. Drake might not be the choosen one, but he sure as hell aint the worst

  • ADVEDF

    YEAH BITCHES! WE'S GOT CONDIMENTS MAH MOTHAFUCKIN NIGGA, WE'S BE PUTTING DEM ON DESE MOTHAFUCKIN CROUTONS KIKE NIGGAS

  • Darnell

    i rather listen to drake then niggaz who made their careers off of lies jay z officer ross t.i wanye etc.i mean like jay u 40 years old you not selling cane old ass need a diaper and cane looking forward to j. cole hell reincarnate krs one for christ sake better than fake wanna bes

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  • dmize-one

    i guess i cant hate on drakes number cause he did 1.5 between the US and Canada so far, but dudes music still isnt my cup o tea.. downloaded the cd and found like 3 hot songs... he has a nice lil' flow but r&b aint my thing.... i dont know anyone personally whose bumpin dudes shit except a couple females i know... real talk

  • Darnell

    alright where hiphop came from then it wasnt beverly hills the thing i hate about drake is how he act like hes on the grind nigga u was already rich on t.v so what is u rapping for what do he want to accomplish

  • CANT....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

    too many crackers on this site dissing Drake because he's a Jew.........You crackers are dirtbags........not all white people but you racists crackers, you know how you are........fucking racists pigs!!!!!!!

  • Darnell

    Yeah the album may be good but drahe is the opposite of what hiphop is drake may not like this buts hes a pop artist hiphop was made for people on the street with nothing but this music to confide in not a obama half white ass nigga from a wealthy suburb in all places toronto one of the safe cities the world has to offer

    • timmi3

      actually, it originated from the streets and was a way for individuals to express the struggle and pain. i agree that it's NOT SUPPOSE to be suburban canadian grown garbage, that's why the artists sound most hungry and honest in their first few records, when they're living in that poverty and struggling to make it out. Mobb deep as an example, look how hungry they were in their first 2 albums, they wanted their voices heard and known. After they got money, they got lazy and it was just making money for them, even signing to gunit and making club music, simply because they can't relate to their raps anymore cause they're rich and they don't live in that lifestyle anymore.

    • Mosmoi

      I totally agree that he is pop BUT hip hop wasnt made for streets and has nothing to do with rich or poor or suburbs or hood it has to do with people having a voice speaking for the people saying what the world thinks but never says .

  • Darnell

    Yeah the album may be good but drahe is the opposite of what hiphop is drake may not like this buts hes a pop artist hiphop was made for people on the street with nothing but this music to confide in not a obama half white ass nigga from a wealthy suburb in all places toronto one of the safe cities the world has to offer

  • nicotime2000

    A bunch of worthless opinions. Most of u commenting download and don't buy albums anyway. But you sure know how to get on the internet and dick ride an artist that could care less about you or what you think unless you're spending money on them. You know hip-hop is weak and watered down when "the fans" act like u can't have your own opinion or that your opinion is somehow invalid because u don't agree with them, people use record sales numbers as a means of determining how good an artist is or isn't, and u come on hip hop sites and see idiots talking about Hitler and Jews on the message board of a Drake article. I am ashamed to call myself a hip hop fan these days.

  • kasparian

    people don't know music if he outsells cudi and b.o.b.. But he did a do a great job on the album and deserves those numbers for all the free music he gave us

  • THADOPEHOUSE

    man honestly if you listened to the album, the shit is quality music, at least appreciate the quality people, why are you people so mad what did dude do so wrong?

    • FourTrackFiasco

      I'm feeling DopeHouse. People only feel Drake's music is pop is because he's popular. It's the same reason people hate Obama, Kanye, Kobe, Eminem, Chamillionaire, A-Rod, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Oprah, McDonalds, Dave Matthews Band, Wal-Mart, the Kardashians, America. . . ect. People feel discontent liking whatever the masses does despite how obviously talented, good, or useful something or someone is. Text book haterism.

    • timmi3

      its garbage........what kinda music do you listen to? honestly, oj da juiceman>drake, thats how bad drake is. well, to a guy who been listenin to hip hop for 20 years, this is watered down pop music. and i guess racist hip hop fans are getting mad cause they think hes wack (as do i, but i don't express my emotions in such a way) but they want to go 1 step further by insulting his origin and religion, because to them, he not only makes bad music but his race/religion/origin pisses them off too lol.

  • Darnell

    its not that i dont like drake he just to cocky he make 50 look down to earth now this album sales gone fuck up his head even more like when he try to call a female out wtf! scared to call out ray j who was the one who really said it come out with more than one record before you and nickki run around talking shit like yall the greatest who the fuck gits rub in toronto Aubrey! u and nikki stop talking stuff u know u aint gon back up cuz we dont belive u

  • dc the soulchild

    quality over quantity

  • dc the soulchild

    I hate when people look at the numbers its about the quality of the music

  • PRO-JEW

    hey anti-jew u racist/uneducated piece of shit. why call drake a piece of trash man? because hes candian and jewish? u dont have 2 enjoy his music, but please dont hate on the mans religion and ethnic background. go read a textbook u ignorant fuck. why dont u get behind the smokescreen of a comments section and tell ur feelings to a real human being instead of ranting on an internet. this is my first comment ever because im a white jew and i dont appreciate this shit. why dont u look back at history and realize that jews were the first ones the ever live in a "ghetto" and created the term during WWII. if it wasnt for JEWS in the industry right now...none of this shit would b possible. we have brains u dumb fuck.

    • dj palistine

      i was talkin about the govts. of your countries... how am i an idiot?? is that not true??

    • khordkutta

      Palestine dont be an idiot, so should I automatically assume you are a terrorist, I mean if ALL Americans are like you say, they you must be a HIP-HOP terrorist...Im just saying

    • dj palistine

      FREE PALISTINE!!!!! ya'll talk about being persecuted, we fight for our land that yall took in a war and you call us terrorists... you bombed the shit out of us and wont let in concrete to rebuild our land which is 75% rubble... no wonder the jews and americans are in bed together with so much stuff.. yall are both crooked money hungry pigs

    • SAndroc

      so many jews gettin mad at these comments here its so funny i had to comment rofl. hahahaha lol @ this guys comment. no wonder hes so pissed, hes a white jew!! lol @ his name too......pro jew, more like GAY-JEW. cornball jew bags lmao

    • THADOPEHOUSE

      and you also are God's chosen people, that explains the success and the persecution but , why mention your a white jew? did you convert? lol. Congrats to drake and the whole young money eff a birdman.

  • Mortis

    This is some new age wack Prince music.

  • khordkutta

    Aaaaand, wasnt it a given the Drake would go Plat in a Month?

  • GGENERAL

    not bad for first week(although i thought he would have done 750, 00), in fact those are great #'s. he should have dropped last year when his buzz was bigger, never-the-less, he's basically gold in the u.s and certified plat in canada. i havent heard the lp so could care less, i just find it funny all these people commenting on first week sales. i'll deem it a success or failure in 1 year when u get a better pic of the situation

    • GGENERAL

      when i said success or failure, i meant in terms of this stupid debate about numbers. the lp should be judged by the content of it and the quality of music

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  • khordkutta

    Is it just me... I think ANTI-JEW is Jewish...And possibly Canadian.

  • dc the soulchild

    I hate when people look at the numbers its about the quality of the music.

  • emfan1

    fu%k drake. em is the sh%t.

  • c red

    thats good numbers but i bet eminem does better numbers next week he should his album is way better

  • ATL Mayor

    Wow! People get really worked up.Congrats to Drake. Free Weezy.

    • Scarcity

      I agree with all of what you state except the last two words. He could stay in jail, F that. My ears are enjoying that lil bit of freshness in the airwaves without Lil Gayne.

    • chris9

      Eww, drake was a jew? No wonder he got so much promotion, he got major backing from those jewish executives eh? I didn't know that before lol. I guess it's more like, Free Jews.

  • SutterKane

    No offense to Drake because I really dont have nothing against the dude, I'm not a fan but at least he can actually speak english, unlike Gucci Mane and the rest of the Downsyndrome, Minstrel Show hip hop thats flooding the airwaves........... But, where all them RETARDS at who swore up and down this album was gonna sell a million copies in a week???...........Show yourselves, so I can remind you that you were wrong and I was right, I said Gold if he was lucky, and got about a thousand young money dickriders come at me like "Fuck you nigga, a milli, a milli, a milli"....... I wanna gloat now, lol

  • Lava1808

    It is funny how so many people on here hating on Drake...LMAO! Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that boy is out here hustling getting his, like it or not he is making more money than you....hahahaha....you know why he is making money cause he does cater to "white females" as y'all say, cause obviously most of us black folks don;t even go out and buy our own artist shit to support them....but oh well keep hating on the man...he is still laughing and counting money. Congrats Dude! REAL TALK!

    • wussupworld

      Wow...this shouldnt even be talked about.

    • trenton

      you do know a lot of nazi's escaped and lived the "high life" by escaping to a neutral country after the genocide right...? just a fact i thought i will throw in

    • Lava1808

      ANTIJEW you will end up like every Nazi German that is out there poor and hated by many....poor baby needs an education....

    • ANTIJEW

      GUYS, WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE, GET THESE DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH CALLED JEWS AND CANADIANS OFF OF HERE!! LINE DRAKE AND HIS FAMILY UP AND PUT THEM IN THE GAS CHAMBER, EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPIER!!! I HATE CUZ THEM SHITS IS DISGUSTING GARBAGE...NOT EVEN CONSIDERED HUMAN. THERES A REASON WHY WE KILLED OFF 10 MIL OF THOSE JEWISH TRASH A WHILE AGO...WE NEED ANOTHER 10 MIL KILLED OFF!!

  • Music is in My Blood

    These are disappointing numbers. Despite all the hype and having one of the biggest buzzes for a new artist Drake has failed to accomplish anything stellar. His numbers are similar to other artists who had half his buzz for example TI's Paper Trail 2008 - 568,000 first week Curtis (2007) - 690,000 first week Blueprint 3 ( 2009)- 476,000 Carter 3 (2008) - 1 million first week The Massacre (2005) - 1 million Drake's buzz is by far the largest anyone has ever seen recently. Last person to have it like this is Lil Wayne himself. Drake is all over the radio and etcetera. His debut doesn't match that of Game, 50 cent, Eminem and so on. My point is this Drake's music is the 'dominate' music today and that is changing. Remember a couple years ago how Lil Jon screaming was everywhere? Or how Snap music took us by surprise? Remember how Soldier Boy was the 'man' then people turned on him and his second album bombed compared to the first? Drake's soft style isn't going to stay dominate and record labels should be looking for the next trend. Pay attention to 3 people to know the trend: Kanye - he is dropping the rnb and moving to a new direction. Eminem - his lyrical assualt vis a vis recovery + signing slaugther house means Shady is about to change the game toward somethign that he can sell slaughterhouse in. Right now people dont want slaughterhouse.. they want singy stuff. Puff Daddy - though not an artist his grabbing up of: Fab, Nicki and Rick Ross for his super group spells trouble. And mind you I know I left out Red Cafe + Busta but the first three alone spell trouble. And trust me there is no room for Drake with this style of music coming back. Jay Electronica + Jay Cole = people taking music back to a different part of hiphop and away from Drake. Bottom line is Drake the person is what is messing up his product. He comes off as ackward. His ramblings about Sade , Andre 3000 and Lil Kim highligths his ego. Sade and Andre both turned down any idea of working with him and according to Drake they either dont know enough about him or feel he has to prove himself. Bottom line Drake needs to know hes not that skilled and everyone isn't chasing him down because he is a lyrical monster. And finally, Eminem is waging his war against Drake by going in so hard. Eminem basically dissed Drake on the Despicable Freestyle and owned Wayne on the Rebirth track. And has no problems admitting he is indeed going in... So the future for cash money is scarey right now... Infact when Wayne get out watch how fast they dead the whole Lil Kim v Nicki beef just to try to save their last star (nicki) from having bad public relations... Anyways anyone wanna talk about it more holla @ someone who know what they talking about: aim: dtrulez

    • Scarcity

      "Bottom line is Drake the person is what is messing up his product. He comes off as ackward. His ramblings about Sade , Andre 3000 and Lil Kim highligths his ego. Sade and Andre both turned down any idea of working with him and according to Drake they either dont know enough about him or feel he has to prove himself. Bottom line Drake needs to know hes not that skilled and everyone isn't chasing him down because he is a lyrical monster. " That shit is funny and all too true... "And finally, Eminem is waging his war against Drake by going in so hard. Eminem basically dissed Drake on the Despicable Freestyle and owned Wayne on the Rebirth track. And has no problems admitting he is indeed going in... So the future for cash money is scarey right now..." I hope this manifests itself.

    • c/gaddic

      word my nigga moathfuckin word!

    • robb323

      @ suttercane i disagree, you can blame the economy, look at the numbers any artist period are doing the current music climate means u gotta have a huge smash single to go platinum soulja did a milli with crank dat jay did it with empire state of mind eminem did it with rockstar BEP did multiplatinum cos they had several smashes like got a feeling, boom pow etc. no artist is going platinum off of a consistent good album and drake doesnt have any really hot singles out right now

    • SutterKane

      I aint gonna type it all out but I basically Co-sign everything you just said, Drake should have dropped last year, the tides are changing and his style is on its way out of the top slot, not that 450K is a bad look but with his buzz he shoulda easily sold double that, and you cant blame it on the economy because things were just as fucked in 08 when Wayne did a million...........I dont know whats comin next but the Auto-tune rap era is on its way to the hip hop after life, with Crunk, Shiny Suits and High Top fades

    • ANTIJEW

      BOTTOMLINE: IF YOU A CANADIAN JEW WANNABE, YOU CANT COMPETE WITH REAL HIP HOP ARTISTS LIKE J-COLE! GUYS, WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE, GET THESE DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH CALLED JEWS AND CANADIANS OFF OF HERE!! LINE DRAKE AND HIS FAMILY UP AND PUT THEM IN THE GAS CHAMBER, EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPIER!!!

  • ARNEZ

    I thought he would hit gold his first week. Anyway congrats man

  • C Boy MusiCC

    the company bought them yall quit playa ya self!!

  • ANTIJEW

    GET THIS CANADIAN FAGGOT JEW OUT OF AMERICA!!!!!! WE NEEDA DEPORT THIS TORONTO FAGGOT!!! FUCK JEWBAGS!!! FUCK THEM CANADIANS DIRTY PIECES OF TRASH, IF I EVER SEE ONE IMA SPIT IN THEIR DIRTY SHIT FACE!

    • ANTIJEW

      ???CHRISTIAN? I DONT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THAT FAGGOT RELIGON SHIT!! BUT NO ONE LIKES JEWS WITH THEM BIG ASS NOSES AND BIG GREEDY HANDS!! YEA WE AMERICAN !!! IF YOU NOT, GET THE FUCK OUT OF THIS COUNTRY!! YOU'RE NOT WELCOME! IM ALL FOR DIFFERENCE RACES, BUT WEN TRASH LIKE THIS COMES INTO OUR COUNTRY, WE NEED TO MAKE A STAND!

    • Lava1808

      HAHA Proud American and Christian....so neither of your offenses apply get a a life...lol LOSER.....

    • ANTIJEW

      DONT BE MAD CAUSE YOU A CANADIAN OR A JEW....NO ONE LIKES EITHER......WE NEED ANOTHER GENOCIDE!!!! DISGUSTING, WEN I SEE CANADIAN JEWS LIKE DRAKE I WANA THROW UP

    • Lava1808

      So.... U are racist and probably a good for nothing piece of trash that has nothing better to do all day than hate on those that are better than you...oh wait do you have what a high school degree...if that? Ignorant piece of trash.....do for you and stop hating on those who r doing better things for themselves...Grow a pair LOSER!!!!!

  • jakemid

    Its not hard to sell albums when your demographic is white teenage girls.

  • fagg0tz

    rnb pop shit, since wen did we let POP become the new HIP HOP? musta replaced hop with pop or some shit. faggots

  • cBee

    If Drake continues to gradually role out the singles he'll easily be platinum by the end of the summer.

  • C-Arson

    congrats to a pop star on a hiphop site. good thing he got jay, jeezy, & T.I. on his album or it would of been in the r&b selection.

  • westwestcoast

    Thats a good number... None of the people i know purchased the album. Maybe cause i live in Los Angeles. We dont lisen to that girly sound, Probably all the woman came out and supported him..hahahaha .. No Hate

  • The Ice Cold Phenom

    Congrats to Drake. That kid is about to run shit.

  • Fuck G.P

    apparently G.P got the entire Young Moneys dick up in his asshole shit he even got Nicki Minaj's dildo up there

  • WTF-MAN

    Since he falls under the category of "Whiny White Bitch Music" i'm surprised he didn't pull off a million or more from all the young little bitches and bitch made looking dudes out there who are infatuated with cornball pop-raps.

    • pstyles_2000

      Ahh, great observation young sir. However, that has ben the hip hop way of selling albums. NWA, RUN DMC, LL COOL J, FRESH PRINCE, JA RULE, 50 CENT, EM, pop stands for popular. If you can tap into the SOUND which is popular in certain areas all at once, add some swag and sex appeal and WAH-LAH Platinum. What how fast Dre Record goes to plat... whenever it drops. JAY-Z just did it. Its really called Critical Aclaim.

    • BIGG DOGG

      SAY NO MORE!!!

    • sun_god7

      Word! I co-sign that post.

  • nicotime2000

    It's cool to been a fan. But noone respects dickriders. Not even Drake.

  • nuc

    not a drake fan,, but cant hate. im from toronto, and i think its big what he is doing. gold in first week is big,,, but its going to be a slow climb to plat.

    • ANTIJEW

      WE DONT WANT YOU CANADIAN TRASH IN AMERICA!! ESPEICALY JEWISH CANADIAN TRASH.......FUCKING SHITTY GARBAGE PEOPLE, YOU FAGGOTS NEEDA GET SHOT AND YOUR DIRTY CORPSE SHITTED AND PISSED ON!!! FUCK, SINCE WEN DID AMERICA LET TORONTO/CANADIAN FAGGOTS COME IN HERE? IM A VERY DISSAPOINTED AMERICAN!!!!

  • rEEL Talk

    How do you show that you have no life? Come into the comments section and dare "haters" to comment, smh. Even if someone DOES have criticism or doesnt agree, that doesnt mean that they are a hater. I can state a FACT right now that INDUSTRY INSIDERS know about how Drake even got where he is, but the idiot STANS who THINK what is played on the radio is played because YOU request it would call it hate. But I'm not even gonna go there. Dont have time for internet geeks with no life. It takes WAAAAAAY more energy to entice haters then it does to actually hate.

  • Ghgggggjjij

    ATF tradition my nigga tdot on da map now nikkas

  • Gawd

    Alright G.P. the Handyyyy of Drake or what. It's good to congratulate, but get Drake's shaft out your business man. Props to Drake.

  • G.P

    I'm out haters everyone commenting can eat a Donky Dick...........If you reply....fuck your Mom with Magic J Dick

    • rEEL Talk

      Yeah I HOPE he is not a grown man! I'll assume he is 12. Way to ruin a perfectly good release about Drake's success. If Drake comes on and read this, all he is gonna see is the dumb comments by dude. A simple " I told you so" would do!

    • nuc

      woww, i saw you posting on some other article yesterday... and doing the same thing. funny story ,, i remember when i was in grade 8 and icq was the thing,,, we used to go online and pick fights and start arguements,,,, that was in 97... and i cant lie, it was fun then,,, point of the story,,, i assume youre a 14yr old having some fun! keep it up GP ! if i didnt have a job, and had no responsibilty id still be doinn what you do! but thankfully i progressed. progression is key... take that and run with it.

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  • r n b

    400,000 purchased by women lol

  • MENTED

    give anyone on this website that amount of hype, air play, and blind co-signing that hes received and they'd put up the same numbers. average talented "artist" at best.

    • fresh222

      can't blame this website. they are just putting out what people want to hear. I do, however think MTV has had a huge boner for Drake for the past year or so. Their news stories always have some irrelevant Drake headline. I honestly think Drake peaked about 6 months ago. If he released TML then, it would have gone close to a mil first week. He is going to have to switch it up if he wants to keep his buzz alive.

    • G.P

      Nigga you act like it's so easy to pull those type of numbers for your first album B.......Em will do those num, Dre will do those num, kanye will, you know theres 10 more albums besides the ones I said that won't do those num, game, Big Boi, Santana, Dirty Money, goes on and on......Mainstreamers won't see what this cat is about to do...

  • G.P

    Come on man......let there had been a new drake song would have had 1000 comments by now 940 all hate, but I can hear a mouse pissing on cotton right now

    • ANTIJEW

      SUCK ON A DICK JEW????? IF YOU SUPPORTIN THIS FAG, I HAVE TO ASSUME YOU A 15 YEAR OLD JEW BITCH.....FUCK THEM DIRTY HOES!!

  • G.P

    Women Lie Men Lie YM DON"T O yea Num don't hurt either....lol

  • rEEL Talk

    Congrats to Drake! Those are def impressive numbers.

  • G.P

    Wayne Keep your feet up on the Island......Drizzy bout to hit Telephone Numbes in 2 wks........

  • G.P

    Haters........ Understadable if drake has his Dick in your mouth right now......feel free when he's done, 2 HATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • rEEL Talk

      Xactly. NO ONE is talking about hate EXCEPT G.P. smh.

    • ..

      ^ Too bad the only comments on here about "hating" are ones instigating it. Everyone here is saying good things and here come G.P. trying to start something for his own teenage entertainment. SMH but damn good numbers Drake. Every year sales decline it seems so it's def nice to see this..

    • Anon1

      ^ Too bad the only comments on here about "hating" are ones instigating it. Everyone here is saying good things and here come G.P. trying to start something for his own teenage entertainment. SMH but damn good numbers Drake. Every year sales decline it seems so it's def nice to see this.

    • Anon1

      ^ Too bad the only comments on here about "hating" are ones instigating it. Everyone here is saying good things and here come G.P. trying to start something for his own teenage entertainment. SMH but damn good numbers Drake. Every year sales decline it seems so it's def nice to see this

    • G.P

      Fuck what you talking about, people love to hate on my boy, it is a perfect time for all haters to be quiet, you see you aint got none today, nothing you can say when the num don't LIE!!!!

    • ReEL Talk

      C"mon Son! Why are you instigating? That make you just as bad! Grow up man and CELEBRATE if you are a Drake fan.

  • G.P

    The thing is you won't see a drastic drop off from week 2!!!!! Plat by week 3....betcha

  • Wyldfyer...the Truth

    Before I read the end, i was JUST about to say dont forget about CANADA's numbers. SO if he is almost GOLD in US, Plat in Canada, you can bet that he also did well in the UK. Drake may very well go Diamond World-Wide. Congrats!

    • Wyldfyer...The Truth

      Well since you speak for the ENTIRE UK, can you tell me who's hot so I can sell em some beats? Thanks, bro-ham! Twitter.com/wyldfyer

    • pow

      am from u.k and to be honest no one knows drake in uk his singles are hitting like 53 on chart and we only really go off the top 40 here

    • Wyldfyer...the Truth

      TOTAL, not in the first week. Just wanted to clear that up. I know how some of yall are...looking for hate opportunities! twitter.com/wyldfyer

  • Wyldfyer...the Truth

    Before I read the end, i was JUST about to say dont forget about CANADA's numbers. SO if he is almost GOLD in US, Plat in Canada, you can bet that he also did well in the UK. Drake may very well go Diamond World-Wide. Congrats!

    • jjhfiowe

      platinum in canada is only 100,000..... so unless he goes like double diamond in canada, it wont help him selling 10 mil worldwide too much...

  • LALALAL

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  • G.P

    Understadable if drake has his Dick in your mouth right now......feel free when he's done.

  • HAYBOY

    "50,000 WHERE IM FROMS GOIN GOLD" i REMEMBER DRAKE SAYIN THAT IN A RYME..HAHA SO I GESS MAYBE 100K IS PLAT IN CANADA..NUN THE LESS GOLD IN A WEEK IN A FEW DAYS IS REAL GOOD..WAYNE PROLY WONT EVER DO PLAT IN A WEEK AGIN..NO ONE...BY BOOTLEF NUMBERS NIGGAS IS GOIN PLATINUM LEFT N RITE...SMH DEATH TO P2P NETWORKS!!

    • Cuttboy

      @GP Yeah,my broke ass is sitting in my 2200 sq.ft home that I own. So get out of your moms basement and put the bong down and GET a job.Stop trolling hhdx with your handyyy comments.

    • G.P

      CUTTBOY go spend sum money you Fuck Boy.........Nobody washes scooters, never the less, the push kind......broke basterd

    • Cuttboy

      @hayboy, inside voices man,you don't have to yell! And you can scratch yo head till the white meat shows! Not all p2p networks are bad. Its nice to preview something before you buy it. I previewed Drake. Glad I did .I'm gonna save my $10 for the car wash. Dude sounds like he's sucking helium before he raps.

  • SAFARI ZOE

    Great numbers, but still a bit disappointing considering the hype. If Drake released the album last october-november I have no doubt in my mind that he'd go platinum first week. His numbers aren't weak but I was hoping for more since he's basically holding the torch for change in hip-hop. Im sick and tired of all these thugs with their repetitive and boring "guntalk" clogging up the genre.. We need more rappers like cudi b.o.b and drake that take another lane.

  • G.P

    Where are the haters.....Come on......Come on......You know yow want 2 hate

    • nicotime2000

      i like Drake. Bought his album. I don't however like you. The shit u doing is corny. Drake don't even know you and doesn't need your help combating "the haters". SMH at all this nonsense. Just listen to the music cheerleader.

  • Ghgggggjjij

    We did it toronto we did it man let's have a party it's ATF tradition

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