Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” is outta control.
Drizzy’s new album is at 451,000 in streaming equivalent units sold. And it’s just Wednesday. There’s another day left for sales. He could hit 500,000.
“CLB” is a streaming giant. In sales though, not so much Paid downloads come to 18,000.
The individual tracks are monsters. “Champagne Poetry,” with the Beatles’ “Michelle,” is at 270,000 streaming equivalent copies. Paul McCartney is popping Champagne right now! “Girls Want Girls” is at 320,000. All the other tracks are streaming away!
And Kanye? “Donda” is more of a shonda, selling just 405K in two weeks. Second week is 90,000. The tracks like “Hurricane,” “Jail,” and “Off the Grid” are booming, however. Def Jam keeps issuing notices for “Donda” breaking streaming records. (‘Streaming records’ is a contradiction in terms, no?)
Will see Kanye and Drake at the Grammys? I don’t care if a stranger on the street has to nominate them, NARAS has to acknowledge these two releases BIG TIME. If Pierre Cossette were still alive, he’d have McCartney come and perform the “Michelle” part of “Champagne Poetry.”