Drake Almost Hits Gold With Thank Me Later
Rapper Drake has his day of reckoning as the music industry speculates his sales numbers.
The Canadian artist’s Thank Me Later has sold 462,989 units, according to industry staple Hits Daily Double.
The Billboard chart will reflect the sales figure tomorrow, making the album the highest debut of the year.
Eminem and The Roots both debuted albums today, Recovery and How I Got Over respectfully.
Drake’s album leaked two weeks before the date of release, causing concern that it would adversely affect his sales. The young rapper said wasn't concerned.
"I always said if I had put out an album that was poor quality and music that people didn't enjoy, then I think the leaks would hurt me. Because a lot of the feedback has been great. The word of mouth, music is something that is to be enjoyed. I think it can help me so, June 15th, I'm still confident,” Drake told The Life Files.