Candian rapper Drake nearly broke a chart record this week for the biggest 2nd week drop of a #1 album.
According to record industry insiders, the average percentage drop for a CD is 50%, and anything higher than that is “not a good look.” Last week, Drake’s debut disc, Thank Me Later, pushed 156,694 units, according to Soundscan.
In the week following the album’s release on June 15, ‘Thank Me’ sold 447,307 copies for a grand total of *604,001. *This total includes about 1,000 CDs that were sold before the CD officially dropped.
The news wasn’t all bad for Drake this week. Yesterday, Virgin airlines unveiled a new jet dubbed “Air Drake” to celebrate Virgin America’s first international flight to Toronto, Canada.
Meanwhile, my nephew Trent across the pond at TGJ reports that Drake went into the studio with He Whose Name Shall Not Be Spoken (HWNSNBS) to record a track. Considering that both Drake and HWNSNBS were dumped by Rihanna, this record should be interesting to hear. I wonder if they will both be whining like b*tches on the track?