Chart Check: Elijah Blake Cracks R&B Top 20 With ‘Drift’

Published: Wednesday 1st Oct 2014 by David


His debut EP may have pulled in 15 million streams since December 2012, but fans of R&B singer Elijah Blake would have been a tad delusional if they believed that would guarantee success on a sales front when he made his new music available for purchase.

For, as Jennifer Lopez‘ ‘Booty’ current iTunes’ position of #93 proves, getting music lovers to buy music they can stream for free is anything but a walk in the park.

Fortunately for Blake, his aforementioned fans have come through, landing him a spot in iTunes R&B’s Top 20, proving that they’re more than willing to put their money where their mouths are.

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Hours after its release, sales of Blake’s ‘Drift’s saw him outperform pre-order sales pulled in by Danity Kane‘s forthcoming LP, Keyshia Cole‘s ‘Point of no Return‘, landing at #12 on iTunes R&B album tally.

Pushed by the release of its latest video ‘Strange Fruit’, the project’s surprising success will no doubt paint a pretty picture for the singer’s label Def Jam, now tasked with pushing the debut album set to drop in 2015.

So, let us know…

Why do you think Blake is doing so well?

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  1. BarbBey October 1, 2014

    Elijah better come through with his random slayage.

    • ZimZimmer October 1, 2014

      It isn’t that random when you think about how well the first one did.

  2. 1000 forms of Cake like Lady GaGa October 1, 2014

    ITunes chart? No one cares about that sh!t tho.. I thought u were gonna say BB 200 or UK Official Chart. _/ _/

    • NOLIES October 1, 2014

      He struggles on the HOT 100… Just like Gaga

    • WhenItComesToBey October 1, 2014

      Nobody cares about the itunes chart? What?!

    • BodyElectric94 October 1, 2014

      Gaga can’t even sell over 150k first week nowadays boo boo so leave Elijah alone.

  3. NOLIES October 1, 2014

    Good for him?

  4. JOHNVIDAL October 1, 2014

    Jennifer can show her p**** (only thing left to do for her) on camera and she still won´t sell. She has not sold a damn thing since 2005 and her numbers weren´t even that special before that (her best selling album is JLo and it wasn´t among the 10 best selling albums of 2002, and we are talking about her best selling product).

    • TakeABow305 October 1, 2014

      You want to talk about sales but stan for Janelle? Can we not?

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