Friday, June 21, 2024

Pop: Drake Adds Another 265K In Sales, Mostly from Streaming, and Another $2 Million


The summer of Drake continues unabated.

His “Scorpion” album added another 265,000 in sales, almost all from streaming. Drake’s album sales– CDs and downloads– is minimal at this point.

But it’s all good. According to hitsdailydouble’s Song Revenue Chart, Drake made about $2 million last week from streaming all the songs on the album in the top 20.

His breakout hit from the album is the single “In My Feelings.” It’s way ahead of the track that samples Michael Jackson’s voice from an unreleased track.

There are just 4,350 people left in the U.S. They bought John Coltrane’s unreleased, recently discovered “Both Directions at Once.” You know who you are.

Eleven of the top 50 albums this week are from “legacy” artists. The Columbia Records name appears just twice. Warner Bros. doesn’t show up at all.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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