Drake’s “Thank Me Later” album was anticipated to sell at least one million records in it’s first week – but only hit, a respectable, 447,000 copies. He ended up still going platinum five weeks later; Young Money CEO Cortez Bryant told VIBE magazine that it was because:
“The first week was great but [Drake] still need that big smash pop hit like we had with Wayne’s ‘Lollipop’. Wayne got his million because he had that urban side and he crossed over to that pop demographic. I believe Drake would’ve got those million sales if we would’ve had that pop record.”
Even Drake’s record with Swizz Beatz isn’t big enough:
“I don’t think ‘Fancy’ is that pop record either. It’ll go so far, but when we drop ‘Show Me A Good Time’ in September— that has the potential to be that big record.”
But Drake’s been diligently in the studio – and word on the streets is that his next album may come as early as December of this year! Yeah! Hit that milli, Drizzy!
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