Drake’s New Album Goes Gold in One Day

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Drake’s new album, Views, reportedly sold over 630,000 copies in one night.


    During a listening party for VIEWS in his hometown Friday night (Apr. 29), the Toronto native shared that his soundscape has officially gone gold, selling an estimate of 630,000 copies on the project’s release date.

     
  2. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    Daaaaaaaaaammmn
     
  3. Whoa
     
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  5. mattylikesfilms

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    Holy shit lol
     
  6. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Whoa, not a huge Drake fan at all, but that's huge
     
  7. Smage

    lo mein connoisseur

    Not a huge Drake fan either but I gave the album a listen and there were a decent number of songs I enjoyed on the album, specifically Controlla, Still Here, 9, and Feel No Ways.
     
  8. btr

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    I wonder how big of a factor the album being "album only" on iTunes played. Aside from the singles, you either get the whole album or nothing at all.
     
  9. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    You can stream it on Apple Music too, which does play a role in sales. I'd be curious what the sales vs SPS ends up being.
     
  10. CheapPop

    Steve Jobs mixed with Steve Austin

    Also doesn't Singles streams count toward first week sales as well? If thats the case he was already probably half way there lol
     
  11. CMilliken

    Regular

    That's crazy.
     
  12. bertbro

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    Huge Drake fan, but I found this album to be really boring on the first listen through. Hopefully it's a grower...
     
  13. FTank

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    Well, that's insanely impressive. Still have to listen to this. I would be interested to see the breakdown of actual sales vs. album sale equivalents via streaming.
     
  14. bd007h

    chorus.fm's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    I just don't get the hype. I think he's terrible, but good for him though.

    Just wish other artists more my cup of tea were as widely regonized.
     
  15. FTank

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    Are you into hip hop at all?
     
  16. bd007h

    chorus.fm's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    Only 80s stuff like Public Enemy, Run DMC, and Beastie Boys. Mostly everything since just sounds monotonous to me.
     
  17. FTank

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    Ah, ok. I've never really gotten into the genre too much, but I figure I'll keep listening to more stuff and hope it'll click.
     
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  18. bd007h

    chorus.fm's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    Yeah I've heard a few of his songs (Jump Man, Started From the Bottom, Hotline Bling, etc) and I personally can't understand how anyone could actually like it, but what do I know hahaha. Everyone has their taste.

    I prefer stuff with instrumentation and melody haha
     
  19. FTank

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    I'm big on melody too, which is my main barrier to the genre. Usually with the hip hop I do latch onto, its mainly because of cool beats.

    I'm sure I sound super uneducated right now ha, but admittedly I am.
     
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  20. Wharf Rat

    phil bombs not bombs Prestigious

    there's a loooot of drake songs with melody including in his actual rapping. that's like, kind of his thing. Marvin's Room, Take Care, Furthest Thing, etc
     
  21. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    That's what I was thinking as well ... one of the more "melodical" rappers, especially in the mainstream.
     
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  22. bd007h

    chorus.fm's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    Just tried listening to Marvin's room, but despite being slightly more melodic, the obvious autotuning of his voice (which to me confirms my belief that the guy can't sing) is irritating haha
     
  23. Wharf Rat

    phil bombs not bombs Prestigious

    auto tune in hip hop is in most cases most comparable to like, running your guitar through a pedal
     
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  24. Wharf Rat

    phil bombs not bombs Prestigious

    haha welp^^
     
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  26. bd007h

    chorus.fm's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    The fact that people like Drake get all of this exposure and lesser known musicians like Meg Myers who I feel have MUCH more talent and better music yet are soooo underappreciated really annoys me hahaha.
     
  27. bd007h

    chorus.fm's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    In the 80s Hip Hop didn't need autotune. The melody was more in the beats (that were also far less computerized and sample driven than they are today)