Since its release, Drake’s latest album, Scorpion, continues to sit at the No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
According to Complex, the new project raked in 260,000 equivalent album units—making it the first album since Adele‘s 25 in 2015 to pull in at least 260,000 units in each of its first three weeks.
The media house adds that 82% of the album’s units came from streaming, while traditional album sales totaled 29,000. It also racked up 290.4 million on-demand audio streams; it had racked up 745.9 million on-demand streams the week it was released, and by the second week gained an extra 391 million on-demand streams.
The CD sales didn’t begin until July 13, and merchants have said that Drake could have raked in an extra $500, 000 in sales if he dropped his CD at same time his album Scorpionhit streaming services. Label execs have a good reason for stalling on CD release, their reason been that delay prevents leaks and piracy.
It is assumed that Drake is more interested in the bragging rights of being a top-streamed act in history, than in banking at least half a million more in physical revenue.
And he sure has broken so many streaming records since Scorpion was released.