UPDATE (June 26): Drake’s latest album has moved 204k copies, earning it his 11th number 1 album on the Billboard 200.
Billboard reports that Drake is now the fifth act with more than 10 No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 since the chart began in 1956. He joins The Beatles (who lead with a record 19 No. 1s), Jay-Z (14), Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand (each with 11).
Previous story (June 18):
Whenever Drake releases something new, there is always a big conversation whether he delivered or not.
So when he releases something like Honestly, Nevermind which is not even a rap album, the talk is even more prominent. The 14 track album is inspired by dance, EDM and house music which will surely do well in the nightclubs. But is it good enough to win over fans?
The verdict seems to be split but today, we have the first week sales projections for the Toronto superstar’s 7th studio LP. Honestly, Nevermind is set to move 210-230k copies in the first week according to HDD which will of course be lower than his usual totals but still good enough to debut at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Drake’s newest effort became the highest first day streaming Dance album on Apple Music in the very first hour after it became available on Thursday night.
During the debut episode of his new radio show on SiriusXM, Table for One, Drizzy revealed that he’s planning to release another edition of Scary Hours.