Drake is celebrating what is the news that his ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ album is the first one released in 2015 to travel platinum in the US.
Though technically classed being a mixtape, ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ has become available commercially since February. The release includes the songs ‘Legend’ and ‘Energy’ with guest appearances received from Lil Wayne, Travis Scott and Partynextdoor.
Billboard reports that, after selling 8,000 copies yesterday, ‘If You’re Reading This…’ has now shifted 1.007 milllion units in the US.
Celebrating the landmark achievement, Drake posted images on Instagram alongside the comment: “Platinum off of the tape. Views up next.” Views can be a reference to ‘Views From The 6’, the title of Drake’s new album that is certainly tentatively scheduled for release this season.
Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ has sold 1.463million copies in the US already in 2010, however it was released in October a year ago. Drake could be the second artist to offer 1million copies of these album in 2015, however the first album released in in 2010 to do so.
The landmark achievement follows Drake’s highly publicised dispute with rival Meek Mill, which began when Mill accused Drake of not writing his very own lyrics.