Summer 2016 is proving to be a good one for Drake considering his latest album Views has just gone platinum. Yesterday [Friday, May 6], a report from Republic Records, which is the company responsible for the distribution of Drake’s new album, announced it has sold a total of 1.2 million copies in its first six days it was available.
The huge amount of copies sold suggest the album has already gone platinum, although the official certification has not been provided by the RIAA. The Canadian rapper, however, took to Instagram to confirm Republic’s findings and thank his fans. He wrote, “One million copies in a week. I am beyond grateful for this milestone. Thank you for listening.”
Billboard reports the album—released on April 29—has sold over 851,00 copies in the U. S making it the best sales week for Drake. The final sales numbers is approximately to be 1,075,494, according to Fader.
The album was also streamed upwards of 300 million times, even though it was exclusive to Apple Music and iTunes. Views is now available for physical purchase and the album can be bought on other digital retailers. It won’t be available to stream on Spotify and Tidal until May 13.