…and they say Hip Hop is dead.
In a day where many performers struggle to live up to commercial expectations, it’s safe to say that Young Money’s Drake is one of a few exceptions.
Second only to mentor Lil Wayne with regards to pulling in Hip Hop numbers, the Rapper has now seen his star power secure fellow MC 2Chainz his first single to move over 1 million copies, digitally.
Released on May 8th, the Def Jam backed by number has now been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, for sales of over 1 million copies in the US alone.
What makes its success even more of a surprise, is that it only scored a peak position of #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 upon release, but did hit #1 on both the US Rap Songs and US Hot R&B/ Hip Hop Songs charts, marking one of the highest selling singles of the year.
As of November 11th, the single’s supporting album ‘Based on a T.R.U. Story’ has sold 375,000 units since its arrival on August 14th.