Drake Goes Platinum, Eminem Slides to No. 3 on the Charts

Just over two months since the release of his debut album, Thank Me Later, Drake finally earned his first platinum plaque today.

The Toronto native’s disc came in at No. 18 on this week’s Billboard Top 200, moving 20,200 units to give him a total of 1,013,700 to date. Drizzy was slightly edged by Rick Ross, whose Teflon Don sold 20,600, good for No. 17 on the charts. Overall Rozay has 352,600 copies under his belt.

Eminem was once again the leading rap act in the Top 200, as his latest release, Recovery, sold 98,500. Em has moved 2,327,800 units so far, and for the first time in his ten weeks on the charts, he did not land in one of the top two slots, instead coming in at No. 3 this time around.

The only other hip-hop act in the Top 40 was B.o.B., who landed at No. 39. The XXL Freshman alum’s major label debut, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, sold 10,000 this week, bringing him to a grand total of 377,300. —Adam Fleischer

  • Reese

    Fuck Eminem. White piece of shit onl sells cause he’s a pork skinned white boy.

    • SuperNova

      Aww you need a tissue to wipe your tears? Haha you fuckin corny little shit.Why doesnt Asher Roth sell then? Or Paul wall? Or Bubba? You lose,punk ass hater

    • CRIM6RAPP

      ^^^I AINT A BIG FAN OF EM EITHER BUT WHY U GOTTA MAKE IT N2 SUM RACIST ASS BULLSHIT? OR IS THAT THE REASON DON’T LIKE HIM—CUZ HE’S WHITE?

      AND FUCC DRAKES R&B BULLSHIT!!!

    • tha man

      fuck that they both raw ass fuck and should a billion copies but em won this time drizzy gone get him

  • Gemz

    Drake is platinum now huh? Where are all the unbelievers who said he wouldn’t?

    • El Tico Loco

      Um! last I remember he was hyped to debut at number 1 and go plat on the first week. Platinum was imminent always, but not as fast as the stans predicted. So the unbelievers were half right.

      • Gemz

        After he didn’t go plat right away, alot of people doubted he would at all.

    • King Carter

      Drake album came out at the beginning of the summer and he’s just now reaching Platinum in September? Wow…

  • 6ix

    @Gemz correction! where are all the people that said he would sell a mill first week or month? For a buzz so BIG, you sell a mill in 2 months? Wtf is that? I mean by all means great job and congrats to the R&B artist (Drake) for going plat.

    • Anonymous

      LMAO @ R&B ARTIST

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1037766685 A-Sharp

    I never said Drake wouldn’t go platinum. I always thought he would, But I said he wasn’t going to go right away. For all the hype that surrounded this album, this is kind of a failure. For all that buzz, and two months in to finally going platinum that means not that many people were feeling him, or this style of music he produced on the album.

    • FR

      disagree with all you said the fact that drake is still in the top 20 on the billboards charts after two months show that he has loyal fans because he could have drop all the way out of the top 100 if that was not the case

      • TonyStakz!!!

        FACT IS THAT HES BEEN IN THE TOP 20 FOR OVER TWO MONTHS N JUST WENT PLATINUM!! UHHHMMM SEEMS LIKE LOYAL FANS DONT LIKE TO SUPPORT THAT MUCH!!!

  • http://www.yahoo.com Z@k Morri$$

    Drake took so long to go plat because his album was made for Drake fans! I think had he stepped outside his box a tad more it would have doubled up! Either that or maybe made more Drake fans! Coming from a Drake fan album was dope! Coming from a hip hop fan album was “Aight”! Rozay as corny as he is had the best hip hop album of the year so far!(Even better than Bun and Im from Texas) but he keep talkin slick about Slim and he gone lose a lot of fans down here! Pimp would have been done told that fool about his self! But again.. The album is supreme!

    • dex

      stab yourself for this comment
      “Rozay as corny as he is had the best hip hop album of the year so far!”
      Best Album of the year is Distant Relatives….Hands down

    • kedordu

      distant relatives , luscious left foot , darkside were better than teflon don .

  • kedordu

    drake did this album to repay his friend and his clique that helped him get to where he is . the second album is gonna be the near classic . they did the album on the road . and he already had the second one in the chamber when he was releasing the first one .

    • TonyStakz!!!

      WOW GOOD ONE ….NICE EXCUSE!!….LETS SEE WHAT U GOTTA SAY WHEN HIS NEXT SHIT COMESOUT N ITS NOWHERE NEAR CLASSIC!!

  • Vee

    Yes I can exhale and continue with my life.

  • Teddy

    kill yo self reese hip hop is colour blind bitch u think them white kids buying shady arnt also the ones buying jays shit idiot

  • Anonymous

    Don’t hate on Eminem just because he’s white. Skill has NO BARRIER! That man is pure genius on the microphone. Number don’t LIE, he been killin this rap game every since he entered it. #SHADYFOREVER

  • Kingroy

    O_o lol Sells are usually affected by dedicated fans. There are outisde contributers though. And though Drake didn’t beat Em in sales that doesn’t truly mean he’s a bad artist. I’m NOT calling it a classic, but Nas didn’t sell that well at first amirite?

    • http://www.pixeloute.com Ess Dot

      Testify, my brother… Reasonable Doubt wasn’t a classic when it first dropped either… But what am I saying anyway I don’t even like all those moist R&B joint’s Drake has on this album. Aston Music too is the only track that tarnishes TD too.

    • http://www.pixeloute.com Ess Dot

      Testify, my brother… Reasonable Doubt wasn’t a classic when it first dropped either… But what am I saying anyway I don’t even like all those moist R&B joint’s Drake has on this album. Aston Martin Music too is the only track that tarnishes TD too.

  • gaddic

    Rejoice Em haters
    He’s finally at number 3

    Ross’ album is the best of the year?

    So many idiots on XXl pages
    I can’t even bother replying to a comment like that

    Drake goes platinum with a mediocre album
    BBoi can’t go gold with a good album!
    DM/Nas can’t even sell 450 000 with arguably the best cd of the year

    Fuck numbers they don’t mean shit majority of the time
    Thank god for the white boy he is the only platinum artist that’s worth a shit lyrically

  • Sha

    Props Drake. I’m not a fan of your music and I’m still trying to figure out if you’re a singer or a rapper. But regardless, good wishes…..

    This is good for hip-hop……

    ummmmmm….. This is good for R&B

    errrr…. I mean hip-hop.

  • Lefty

    lol @ some of you haters saying an album that sold a million units in this economy was a disappointment. hilarious

    • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

      The disappointment comes from the amount of $ spent on promo & marketing for the guy, ONLY to have sold a mil a couple of months later.

      That’s what the guys are saying.

    • TonyStakz!!!

      I WOULDNT SAY ITS A DISAPPOINTMENT FOR ANYBODY TO GO PLATINUM BUT IT IS DEFINITELY NOT A GOOD LOOK TO SELL THAT MUCH AFTER TWO MONTHS WHEN YOU HAVE A BUZZ THAT HUGE!! U SEE EVERYBODY N THEIR GRANDMAS BUMPIN HIS SHIT DICKRIDING HARD BUT WHEN THE ALBUM DROPS N SALES DONT REFLECT THE BUZZ THAT IS A DISAPPOINTMENT!!!

  • TonyStakz!!!

    THOSE NUMBERS JUST MEAN THAT THERE IS MORE THAN A MILLION FRUITCAKES OUT THERE THAT LISTEN TO THIS BULLSHIT…IM JUST GLAD IM NOT ONE OF THEM…I AM VERY HAPPY TO BE AN UNDERGROUND SUPPORTER THATS WHERE HIP-HOP LIVES N THATS WHERE ITS ALWAYS BEEN!!! Y’ALL SUCKAS TRYING TO FIND HIP HOP ON THE RADIO AND THE MAINSTREAM IT JUST WONT HAPPEN!!… FYI. BEST HIP HOP ALBUM OF THIS YEAR SO FAR… IN SEARCH OF STONEY JACKSON BY STRONG ARM STEADY+MADLIB THATS REAL TALK I WOULDNT BULLSHIT Y’ALL LIKE THAT..I DONT SPREAD WACK SHIT!!!

  • http://www.emcdl.com EmCDL

    I told ya’ll Drake would go platinum…didn’t think that it would take THAT long, but he’s platinum regardless. I’m not a fan either but congrats to the kid. Congrats to Em as well.

    Whoever said Teflon Don is the best album that came out this summer fails at life miserably. Its so many albums that came out that didn’t get the proper recognition this summer that are actually GOOD albums, they deserve the praise more. Teflon Don got old after a week…not even that honestly. He might have a good album if he’s able to hold his own on an album and have less features. Until then, he got a LOOOOOONG way to go!

  • Q461

    Congrats to Drake.

    Yall don’t realize even in a healthy economy,when niggaz bought albums before the digital age, going platinum was still a big deal, lots of dope shit never went plat, EPMD, Busta etc… so Drake doing it after about 2.5 months after it shit was first released is def impressive when most records arent going platinum.

    Yas ago, it would be no question that Distant Relatives would be over gold by now, prob pushing platinum if not there already, real talk.

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  • Estanislao

    Fuck Drake….yeah that’s right, I said it!

  • donclaracuzzio

    Its not fair mentioning distant relatives, I’m a stan but DR was the best album of the year, plus you know the problem jamaican artists ar having with making music and selling in America

  • Tumi

    The fuckd up Grammy Awards nominations are on de way. While we all know that Eminem will win de The Rap Album bt in honestly he should win the Album of the Year. It’s time 4 hip hop to be noticed bt we know those cunts who select winners will give it to some ada pussy while knowin that hip hop has ruled 2010.

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  • JC

    Drizzy Drake is doing his thing…Ricky Ross MIGHT reach gold…he might as well say hell naw to platinum…LOL, i laugh at these rappers who think they’re running shit and hardly go gold…Lil Wayne flopped with that hot garbage Rebirth too this year…but i’ll let yall forget about that…LOL

  • BeerGangsta

    Drake finally go Platium!! EM is still selling a lot of Records. Who coming out next that will go Platium. Nas,Jay Z,Kayne. Ice Cube go Gold or Platium.

  • Bwsjounrel

    Alot of fags out here.. y’all know shit about hip hop going crazy on that corny R&B shit.. I hate the way they fucking with hip hop. Media is bullshit never rate real Rap shit.. ya’ll dumb ass finding hip hop on radio and mainstream.!! LOOK FOR GAME’S THE R.E.D ALBUM DROPPING THIS OCT. it gonna smash the charts and went platinum for sure.. real talk

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