Drake's 'Scorpion' Album On Pace To Collect Close To 1 Million First Week Units

Will mixed reviews slow down the streaming juggernaut?

(AllHipHop News) Drake is already on the short list of artists to have an album collect more than 1 million units in its first week of release. Drizzy could join Eminem as the only rapper to cross the milli mark twice.

HitsDailyDoublereports that Drake's latest LP, Scorpion, is predicted to move 870,000 - 920,000 units. That puts the OVO leader in close range of a million in a week.

Previously, Champagne Papi's 2016 album Views earned 1.04 million equivalent album units in 2016. The numbers for both Scorpion and Views include Sales + Streaming units.

Eminem's The Eminem Show (1,322,000) and The Marshall Mathers LP (1,760,000) achieved the milestone off pure album sales. The only other rap stars to sell 1 million copies in a week are Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III (1,005,000) and 50 Cent's The Massacre (1,140,000).

Scorpion is expected to pull in 275,000 - 300,000 traditional album sales. While Drake is set to have the largest sales week of 2018, the project's mixed reviews could slow down its streaming numbers throughout the rest of the week.

Comments
No. 1-4
bamaassfrank
bamaassfrank

Yall missing the point, all I'm saying is you can't compare apples to oranges. If you read what I said, I pretty much said 200+ is impressive in either era but you can't say it's the same thing.

ChuckCreekmur
ChuckCreekmur

Editor

275,000 - 300,000 is a LOT of albums, no matter what.

dubbmotta
dubbmotta

NOBODY buys albums anymore..if you do then your stupid. All that "streams are not sales" is BS..and I'm not even a fan of dude like that but it's 2k18, stop living in the past.

bamaassfrank
bamaassfrank

All the other artists actually SOLD a million in a week. Streams are not sales. 200+ is nothing to sneeze at though



Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
EditorYohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILE…
New Comment
1
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
EditorYohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILE…
New Comment
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
EditorYohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILE…
New Comment
1
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
EditorYohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILE…
New Comment