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.
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.
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