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Drake Scores Year’s First Platinum Album


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Billboard reports that Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late becomes the first album released in 2015 to sell a million copies in the U.S., as the set sold another 8,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 7, according to Nielsen Music. Its cumulative total now stands at 1.007 million.

The album was released on Feb. 12 through Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is the second album to sell a million copies in 2015, after Taylor Swift’s 1989 (which was released in 2014). 1989 has sold 1.463 million in 2015 and 5.124 million total.

 

 




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