Drake Goes Platinum
Drake has plenty to celebrate. The Toronto rapper's If You're Reading This, It's Too Late project has gone platinum nearly six months to the day of its release out of nowhere this past February. The surprise mixtape was initially released for free but then put up for sale on iTunes and Drizzy has sold a total of 1,006,000 copies since its release. During its opening week, the record amassed a whopping 624,000 sales, breaking Spotify records along the way.
As far as his track record goes, this is now the fourth project in a row that the Young Money rapper has seen go platinum. Thank Me Later, Take Care and Nothing Was the Same have all reached the feat since his first album debuted in 2010. The Toronto native is currently gearing up to drop his fourth studio album, Views From the 6. There's no word on a release date for the LP just yet, however.