Drake and Future’s collaborative mixtape/album is expected to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, Hits Daily Double reports.
The website says What A Time To Be Alive is estimated to sell as many as 500,000 units its first week. The project was released Sunday (September 21), compared to the usual Friday, which gives it two less days than most projects to sell.
Drake’s If Youre Reading This Its Too Late sold 494,746 albums its first week and was released in a similar fashion as What A Time To Be Alive, with little promotion and a direct-to-iTunes release. It is the first Rap album to go platinum this year.
Future’s Dirty Sprite 2 also debuted at #1 upon its release and sold 121,495 copies.
The last collaborative album to make such a splash was Jay Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne, which sold 437,000 albums its first week, according to the website. That project broke the iTunes record for highest-selling album at the time with 290,000 digital purchases its first week.
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