Drake’s ‘VIEWS’ Eyes 1 Million First Week Sales

Published: Monday 2nd May 2016 by Sam
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Forget the 6. Because it’s looking like Drake‘s only ‘VIEWS’ will be from the top of the Billboard 200 next week.

The Canadian rapper uncaged the long-awaited LP last Friday and the latest sales estimates see the set on course to premiere with blockbuster numbers.

Details below…

Following reports that Drizzy has sold a whopping 630,000 units in just one day, Hits Daily Double confirm that the MC is now set for a 1 million US sales debut – a number which rises to 1.2 million when factoring in streaming from Apple Music.

Beyond being all sorts of phenomenal, it’s apparent that the project’s success narrative is only just starting.

Drake has a history of delivering strong, yet front-loaded sales, yet it appears the this go round there’s a plan in place to ensure they remain steady.

For, as at writing ‘VIEWS’ is only available digitally. Physical units arrive during its second week cycle. A move which could drastically reduce any potential drop.

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  1. SaintWest May 2, 2016

    WHEN WILL BEYONCE?!?!?!?!?

    • Alex May 2, 2016

      @saintwest With Self-titled! Goodbye!

    • Have a SEAT May 2, 2016

      My name can’t be more right to you delusional Boppers who are so thirsty and tired as hell ! Get a damn job because clearly Beyoncé reign supreme in her job! I don’t care if VIEWS go 5mill which it won’t This is not BEYS first time at the rodeo! We ALL KNOW THAT! Ur tired ass self Drag is not causing a FRENZY! I won’t even mention that Beyoncés accolades because WE ALL KNOW THEM! put some tape on that dry a** mouth and sit back and enjoy the show

    • LOL May 2, 2016

      LOL STRUGGLEYONCE WILL NEVER. EVER LMAO.

      • RihYonce May 2, 2016

        Beyoncé never struggles boo. Her album was exclusively on tidal for nearly two days before even being on iTunes so you failed. Drake’s album won’t go past 3 million like the rest of his albums

      • LOL May 2, 2016

        LOL 485K IS A STRUGGLE WHEN YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE A QUEEN, BOO LOL.

        HER HBO SPECIAL STRUGGLED TO GET 787K, AND SHE DIDN’T EVEN SELL THAT WITH STREAMING LMAO.

        THAT’S CALLED A STRUGGLE BOO. LMAO

    • Adelephant (previously HYDROQINONE) May 2, 2016

      Girl Bye, lemme lay down some facts… Lemonade sales are based on 3 days not a full week, Beyonce is still the number one artist on iTunes worldwide,lemonade is still number one in over 20 countries and number 2 in over 60 , formation spent a week at number one on iTunes Us and it’s currently number 2, formation has been free for 3 months yet it slayed, it debuted at number 10 on billboard based on sales alone, leomade was tweeted about over 6 million times views was only tweeted about less than 4 million times, formation world Tour is in fact sold out in most of the stops only a few stops almost sold out, Beyonce is winning, you know it, I know it, Anti was bought by Samsung and yet it still flopped and Ciara’s last album has sold like 18k copies to date, beys only competition are Adele and Taylor Swift ur faves are irrelevant…

      • LOL May 2, 2016

        LOL HERE’S SOME FACTS FOR YOU GIRL.

        VIEWS SOLD 840K PURE SALES IN TWO DAYS.

        KOOLAID SOLD 485K PURE SALES IN SEVEN DAYS LMAO.

        BYE GIRL LMAO.

  2. Alison (Minaj;Fenty;Bieber) May 2, 2016

    “Drake has a history of delivering strong, yet front-loaded sales, yet it appears the this go round there’s a plan in place to ensure they remain steady.

    For, as at writing ‘VIEWS’ is only available digitally. Physical units arrive during its second week cycle. A move which could drastically reduce any potential drop”.

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I can just see how painful it must’ve been to write that, PHAGmantha!

    He outsold lemonASTY in a day and will fly by her in a week! –
    Will the HIVE+ tell me why tour “QUEEN” did less than Bday sales in pure sales and only a little more than I am? *Waits*

    • RihYonce May 2, 2016

      You are weak. Beyonces album was a tidal exclusive. If Drake did the same his sales would be just as low if not lower. Stop clinging to drake because your fav is probably somewhere flopping

    • IntellectualSir May 2, 2016

      The hate is hilarous….6 number one albums and her biggest competition for sales didnt even come from her genre…..it came from a rap artist! And you automatically assume people wont buy both? I know I will…..when RiRi has 6 number 1 albums hell 6 number 2 albums I’ll applaud her ass too

  3. Cinnamon Girl May 2, 2016

    SCREAMING!!!
    Lemonade: 500k
    Views: 1 million
    What happened, fleahives? I thought Beyawnce came to slay?!

    • Toerag May 2, 2016

      She did better than alot of acts this year and remember hes in a different genre why dpnt you compare his to Kanye Wes ????????????

      • Cinnamon Girl May 2, 2016

        Please stop it! There should be no comparison for Beyawnce. She’s a queen, right? So how come she can’t do 1 mil in a week?

      • Blabla May 2, 2016

        If Beyoncé did better than Rihanna and Ciara also did…and all other artist as well…

    • I stan (D) for @#JACKIE May 2, 2016

      correction 485,000 no 500,000

    • BeyKnowlesBest May 2, 2016

      He promoted he hell out this album beyonce does 0 promo she doesn’t need it she has nothing to prove, and I have a feeling his album will drop dramatically on the second week… Major first week sales mean absolutely nothing !

      • Cinnamon Girl May 2, 2016

        Oh the delusion! Beyawnce had an HBO special, a tour. You can’t get more promo than that! Face it, folks are over Beyawnce!

      • Forehead Fierce May 2, 2016

        Wasnt the HBO special PROMO?

    • RihYonce May 2, 2016

      Beyoncé already did 1 million in a week tho ????. Or did you forget

      • Pat May 2, 2016

        Shes never done a million first week n us sales alone

      • SMH May 2, 2016

        Sorry but you’re wrong.

        Her last album did 991K in its first TEN days.

        991K is not a million, and a week has seven days, not ten. Talk about front loaded sales lol.

  4. Molly May 2, 2016

    Lmfao poor green tea

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 2, 2016

      Awe but I thought you no longer wanted to be remembered as a shady hehe stan .
      I thought you just wanted to enjoy music in peace. What happened Molly the Maid ??

  5. #JACKIE May 2, 2016

    THE PURE SLAYAGE!
    I’m so proud of my king! And he did it without one thousand music videos or gimmicks. SLAY SLAY SLAY!!!!

    • RihYonce May 2, 2016

      Where is Jackie on the charts ? Why is everybody outselling your fav ?? Ciara is Timashe’s lessor now

      • #JACKIE May 2, 2016

        Jackie is no longer charting but my KING Drake is slaying the s*** outta Boring Bey!

  6. I stan (D) for @#JACKIE May 2, 2016

    Kii Drake is king

  7. I stan (D) for @#JACKIE May 2, 2016

    Sorry I stole this
    May 2, 2016 at 11:22 am
    Cinnamon Girl says:
    SCREAMING!!!
    Lemonade: 500k
    Views: 1 million
    What happened, fleahives? I thought Beyawnce
    came to slay?!

    • IntellectualSir May 2, 2016

      hahahaha….the best you folks got is DRAKE?! A RAP artist competing with a Pop artist….lol #sad

      • LOL May 2, 2016

        LOL ADELE IS A POP STAR, AND SHE DID 485K’S SALES WITHIN MINUTES LMAO. WHAT SAY YOU ABOUT THAT? LMAO

  8. Cinnamon Girl May 2, 2016

    Sorry, Bey, you can’t sit with Drake, Adele and Taylor. Teehe

    • Mimi May 2, 2016

      Where is Ciara sitting exactly? Serious question, no shade.

      • Cinnamon Girl May 2, 2016

        Ciara’s in a class by herself

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 2, 2016

        In a bathroom stall

    • RihYonce May 2, 2016

      Bey is nice & comfortable on her thrown . With her 20 Grammys & her over 130 million records sold WW as an artist . Let me know when Drake can sell over 5 million WW then he can sit with Adele & Bey. You know ? People who have an album to sell over 10 million ?

      • #JACKIE May 2, 2016

        What other rapper is doing Drakes numbers in 2016? Nicki!????

    • IntellectualSir May 2, 2016

      Are you kidding me….none of these artists have matched Bey’s overall worldwide sales YET. Please sit. and quit trying to take away from someone who has been successful in the music industry for the last 20 years. Wow hating on somebody who aint repping you. #FuckingLoser

      • Navy Captain May 2, 2016

        I’m gonna need to you to do your research because we all know Rihanna has surpassed Bey in worldwide sales in a matter of 10 years

    • #JACKIE May 2, 2016

      Drag these b****** Cinnamon!!!

  9. Keri Qween May 2, 2016

    Happy for him loved Drake since “Best I Ever had”

    The hive+ has been so pressed kiii

  10. Cinnamon Girl May 2, 2016

    Bey’s lemonade is sour

    • RihYonce May 2, 2016

      Will be back to number 1 soon ?

      • Cinnamon Girl May 2, 2016

        Keep hope alive

  11. © Centurion (YEW KNOW I got the SAAAWWWWSE… Yew know I’m SAAAAAUUUU$$$$$$YYYYYY) May 2, 2016

    • Drake is the #1 artist on iTunes.
    • Drake has the #1 album on iTunes.
    • The Rihanna and Calvin Harris song is #1 on iTunes.
    • Formation tour is unsold and still has plenty of tickets available.
    • Beyonce is cancelling shows due to low ticket sales and venues being half-filled.
    ________________
    SCREAMING @ Beybøla’s hype lasting only a week. No wonder the no-life-having-āss-høe-hive are having meltdowns at their fav being slayed in all directions. And she has become very lazy on stage. It must be menopause and/or arthritis. Po’ thang.

    • RihYonce May 2, 2016

      Lies ! Beyoncé is still the #1 artist ???

      • IntellectualSir May 2, 2016

        Um….every major stadium in America is sold out. The Formation tour has already made $100 million here in the US alone!

    • Adelephant (previously HYDROQINONE) May 2, 2016

      Lies Beyonce is still the number one artist worldwide with Prince at number 2 and Drake at 3 and although lemonade will not be number one this week it’s second week sales are already higher than first week, on the other hand Formation is number 2 on iTunes and that trashy Rihanna song is free falling it’s at number 5 now, both drake and Bey are number one and 2 on the Album and singles charts with bey still number one globally more than Drake, in other news formation debuted at number 10 on the bb hot 100 ….seethe whhoore

  12. Cinnamon Girl May 2, 2016

    Bey you played yourself. You exploited your marriage, did the most and still came up short. Well, you are stupid so I’m not shocked

    • I stan (D) for @#JACKIE May 2, 2016

      Harsh but TRUE

      • Cinnamon Girl May 2, 2016

        She’s a laughingstock. No only did her HBO special, which was free, tank, but so did her album and her formation your is still not sold out

      • Cinnamon Girl May 2, 2016

        *Not*
        *tour*

    • Adam May 2, 2016

      LOL @ “came up short” when tour is set to gross 250M from 40 shows, her album being #1, having the highest debut for a black female since.. well Self-titled. Still being the #1 artist on Itunes WW, having 4 songs in the top 10 meaning she occupies 40% of the top 10 itunes, being the first and only artist to have 6 consecutive #1 albums, and being the first and ONLY female artist to have 100M streams on her album on the firat week (mind you she did this in 4 days, and only on TIDAL).
      Hahhhaaaa Yall need to come harder next time.

      • Cinnamon Girl May 2, 2016

        You need to come harder! Your queen has fallen! Drake beat her within a few days! The lemons have been crushed!

  13. I stan (D) for @#JACKIE May 2, 2016

    Let’s get in formation and form a circle prayer for the hive… suicide is REAL

    • #JACKIE May 2, 2016

      Kiiii

  14. I stan (D) for @#JACKIE May 2, 2016

    Looks like the hive+ went into hiding

  15. nico May 2, 2016

    Lmao you tried bring beyonce down just wait the full month who gonna sell more you will see congratulations to both

    • Cinnamon Girl May 2, 2016

      How can she sell more at the end of the month when he’s already platinum within a week? Have a seat

  16. Keri Qween May 2, 2016

    Can’t wait to see him live August 25th

  17. Chile Please!!! May 2, 2016

    The album is okay, Drakes always for me, just have 2 or three songs on his album that I like…..the rest just be boring….not bad songs just BOOOORING!

    • Rihboy May 2, 2016

      That’s how I felt about lemonade. Hold up and sorry are the highlights of that album. Everything else is borrowed mess. Furthermore an ultimate ki! At her going to number 1 to then be dethroned the following week. I foreseen it coming. My thing is why shade him for topping Beyoncé? Don’t get b*** hurt about it. Although I must say the album being a apple exclusive definitely helped him, but more or less it’s major for drake. Yeah yeah I know you guys are going to repo d with anti this and anti that. i think Beyoncé having it on tidal will hinder her sales a tad. We will see how this pans out.

  18. Adam May 2, 2016

    Lollll @ the haters trying to come for Bey when she slayed all of their faves.

  19. Barb-wire May 2, 2016

    The TGJ trolls are stupid, this album will fall on the 2bd or 3rd week. Lemonade physical copies are coming you whack h***, and y’all be eating that humble pie when she sells another 500k. C-Trannies be doing the most too smh…

    • #JACKIE May 2, 2016

      You’re pressed because he outsells your plastic fav every single time? Kii. When will Icki do a milli first week? TPP hasn’t even SOLD a milli to date Kii. I’m surprised you aren’t trolling as me today sis. What’s good?

    • Rihboy May 2, 2016

      But your fave worked with c t*****! And couldn’t help I’m out ! Plus c t***** is way more talented than the lol Kim clone clown??

  20. B2B May 2, 2016

    Drake had 2015 on lock, and he has had two of the hottest tracks back to back. What do you expect?

  21. HELP May 2, 2016

    IF BEYONCE WAS STREAMING ON APPLE IT WOULD HAVE DID OVER 1.2 .. 500K @ 18 DOLLARS IS GREAT

    • Keri Qween May 2, 2016

      *482k

  22. B_Roni May 2, 2016

    She should have released lemonade earlier because now it’s not gonna enjoy consecutive weeks at number 1. But oh well as long rih and bey albums and tours are doing great and they are making money then I’m fine.

    • RihYonce May 2, 2016

      No if she would’ve sent it straight to iTunes instead of whack ass tidal she would be doing these numbers

  23. LOL May 2, 2016

    LOL NOT DRAKE SPILLING KOOLAID AND PUTTING IT IN THE EBT SECTION! LMAO.

    DRAKE SLAYED 485YONCE SO EFFORTLESSLY LMAO.

    NOW WATCH THE BUGS KEEP CLINGING TO RIHANNA WHILE DRAKE MOPS UP THAT KOOLAID MESS LMAO.

  24. Cinnamon Girl May 2, 2016

    Where are all the fleahives? Oh I forgot it’s the beginning of the month. They’re rich off of their welfare checks now. They’ll be back at the end of the week

  25. TheBeysusImpact May 2, 2016

    When will Rihbola??? No use clinging to Drake, Taylor or Adele when your fave can’t outsell Beyonce… ????????????????????????????

    • LOL May 2, 2016

      LOL BUT YOUR FAVE CAN’T OUTSELL DRAKE, ADELE OR TAYLOR SO…LMAO #THESELFDRAG

      • TheBeysusImpact May 2, 2016

        That doesn’t even make sense… #TheDelusionalFailedDrag

      • LOL May 2, 2016

        LOL YOU’RE A FLEAHIVE, OF COURSE LOGIC DOESN’T MAKE SENSE TO YOU LMAO

  26. Navy Captain May 2, 2016

    lol thwarted by Drake…that reign didn’t last long. With this new Calvin Harris and Rihanna song she basically has no chance at a #1 single either. I feel like Rih and Drake collaborated this to block her shine ? Lol.

  27. JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV33 May 2, 2016

    Beyblade Is Such A Big Star But Can’t Even Get The Same First Week Numbers As Drake Or Get 1Million Views On HBO? The Hive Stay Telling Lies About This H**!. SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV33 May 2, 2016

    BeyQueesha Should Hang Up The Stripper Heels. I Agree With That Bish Azealia When She Said BeyQueesha Uses Slavery To Make Things Trendy And For Her Own Personal Gain. F That Sour Cream Noodle Head Ass B*tch Foreal!

  29. cocobutta May 2, 2016

    Nobody has yet to do a game changing release roll out the way Bey has done now back 2 back.

    Trend setting and different.
    Incomparable but yep credit to DRAKE he a boss of Hip-Hop.

  30. Sherrele May 2, 2016

    The funny thing is why some of the haters comparing Drake to Beyonce, when their music is not the same genre. Shouldn’t yall be comparing him to hip hop acts Jayz, Kanye West, 2pac, Biggie, Ti. . Really!

    • Memo May 2, 2016

      If Beyoncé is pop, why not comparing her with Adele or Taylor?

      • IntellectualSir May 2, 2016

        Thats exactly who you compare her too. And Adele and Taylor slay but you’re dumb as f*** if you think RiRi and Beyonce dont have a place with them.

  31. DIABETIC STROKE May 2, 2016

    Album quality actually matters in todays climate. That White guy that reviews EVERYTHING on youtube doesnt even like bey & gave Lemonade a strong 8/10. He days later reviewed Views and gave it a 5/10. Drake is all FRONTLOADED. Lemonade once it also gets physical release will trump Drake. I dont even own lomonade yet. I dont buy albums digitally it feels dumb when i can easily download it illegally. May 6 is official Bey will be back at #1. The carters never struggle with album sales, jayz still holds his record 13 #1s so ironic the king & Queen share the top record counts in terms of #1 albums. Then their offspring rihanna rules the Singles Chart. They also invent a new day called FRIDAY. A Joint Concert with Bey Drake Jayz Rihanna & Kanye wuld gross millions. #LONG LIVE THE CARTERS

    • LOL May 2, 2016

      LOL BLAH BLAH BLAH FATSO.

      U WERE THE MAIN ONE SAYING THAT KOOLAID WOULD SELL A MILLION FIRST WEEK LMAO.

      BET THOSE WORDS THAT YOU’RE EATING TASTE GOOD HUH LMAO

  32. Coolness May 2, 2016

    Congratulations are in order for Drake! I think he’s going to be the first artist to sell a million plus copies in a week while factoring streaming because the likes of Taylor and Adele pulled such numbers by virtue of digital (and physical???) sales. As an album, VIEWS is quite tedious to get into. However, I remember saying that this is the album that will cement Drake as a Pop star and judging by these blockbuster opening week sales, I was right.

  33. DIABETIC STROKE May 2, 2016

    Besides only Drakes Hard Core fanz check for drake (i dont get it personally i think he corny and prefer trap rappers lije Gucci mane). Who in their right minds would by a album with 20 songs on it? Yur instints should tell u most the songs must be garbage. Hotling vling is Corney asf. I much rather a artist more like Nelly or Ludacris be where drake is so overrated. I know that bey is also somewhat messy but atleast she hits us with special gems every now and then like Rocket & Sandcasles. Ill never get it with Drakes Hype

  34. Ladylike May 2, 2016

    You haters are so JEALOUS. B****** get in formation so you can stop losing.

  35. #JACKIE May 2, 2016

    Why is the hive in here seething? Especially that diabetic b**** with her essays and dissertations girl die. Bey did 650K twenty years into her damn career, stop crying because Drake is doing a milli. Crybaby ass b******.

  36. LOL May 2, 2016

    LOL MAYBE 485KYONCE SHOULD BUNDLE KOOLAID WITH TOUR TICKETS. LORD KNOWS THEY BOTH NEED HELP RIGHT NOW LMAO

    • IntellectualSir May 2, 2016

      Congrats to drake for selling 600k in on day. he killing. So is beyonce, and Rihanna. Black folks are running every aspect of the game right now. Im proud

  37. Annalise May 2, 2016

    Nothing short of amazing! Congrats Aubrey! Unfortunately Drake can’t have his moment without pathetic people bringing up Beyonce on his post. In the long haul Beyonce will outsell him as she’s done with each of her albums. No-one cares who sells fastest, people care about who will sell the most by the end of the year… and that will be Beyonce of course!

    • Memo May 2, 2016

      The joke writes itself. Didn’t self-titled sell 1/3 of her TOTAL sales in a single week? That doesn’t speak about success but hype.

      • Annalise May 2, 2016

        ‘That doesn’t speak about success but hype’

        The self-drag! Couldn’t the same be said about Drake then, since he’s released 4 official singles and 2 mixtapes in anticipation for ‘VIEWS’? After the next few weeks the ‘hype’ (as you put it) will die down and he’ll be lucky to cross over 2M in the US (which he’s only done with ONE of his 6 releases).

        Nothing I said in my comment was incorrect. In the long haul Beyonce will outsell him as she’s always done.

  38. JOHNVIDAL May 2, 2016

    How can he sell this much when almost nobody else can? How is his appeal so big (in the USA, I doubt many people around the world buys his albums)? I don´t quiet see why. Not hating or shading or anything. I´m sure he is good (I don´t really know cause that music is just not for me and I barely check for anything coming from him). But still, I find these differences where almost nobody can sell more than 50k-100k copies first week and then 2 or 3 people can sell a million copies like that. It´s weird. The Adele phenomenon can be understandable. It´s different. And that type of music was always universal. But this? I mean, he could have had one or two albums doing this cause he was the it boy at the time. But no, he does it all the time. Congrats to him btw 🙂

  39. Forehead Fierce May 2, 2016

    Slay drake!

    • IntellectualSir May 2, 2016

      But RiRi wasnt listed….and good for RiRi for selling more Records….which are singles and special LPs. But beyonce still has the hand on ALBUMS. But I love that the 2 top people in the pop game are black women. So unlike some no life queens…..I dont see the point in pitting to successful black women against each other.

      • LOL May 2, 2016

        LOL TELL THAT TO THE FLEAS, WHO TRY TO DRAG EVERY BLACK FEMALE ARTIST BUT THEN GET UPSET WHEN THEIR BUG QUEEN GETS SLAYED LOL.

      • KingAaron May 2, 2016

        Why? I’m a grown was man. I’ll leave those things to the kids. At the end of the day. I bought her album. I bought 2 tickets to formation and I also went to see ANTI. So y’all can keep that b*******.

  40. No favs, just here for the music May 2, 2016

    DRAKE IS PURE SLAYAGE!! CONGRATS TO HIM!!! THIS IS PHENOMENAL

  41. Samsung brought my albums May 2, 2016

    When will thotana do a million 1st week instead of Samsung making her go platinum

  42. zeroing ivy bloper tran anti girl lemond time May 3, 2016

    Good for him

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