What was expected to be the highest-performing album the week will likely have the greatest first week the entire year. Drake’s Scorpion was long regarded as the front-runner for what would be the best selling album the year and considering its first week numbers, it will likely get there easily. That is unless Taylor Swift or Adele drop an album in the next six months and give him some competition. Some reports had projections for the album reaching as high as one million units moved over the weekend and while 749K units moved is nothing to scf at, it is less than what was expected for Drizzy.
Hits Daily Double is reporting that the Scorpion sold 749K equivalent album units in its first week out. That number includes the calculation over 770 million streams, absolutely shattering the previous first week best 431 million for Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys. Of course, this is good enough for Drake to earn himself the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart as it would be pretty astonishing if those sorts numbers didn’t win him the top spot.
As we’ve previously reported, Scorpion went platinum on its first day out and has broken all kinds records. Fans were divided on the album but it’s still nice to have received some new Drake in our playlists.