Drake’s much anticipated Certified Lover Boy (CLB) album dropped on September 3. The Canadian rapper’s sixth studio album has been making headlines ever since its debut.
The album has sold over 613,000 equivalent album units in the United States, Chart Data reports. CLB is now ranked as the biggest debut of the year. Kanye West ranks number two on the list with his Donda album. Donda has sold over 309,000 units since it was released on August 29.
Drake also broke a seven-day record for 2021. Within the first week, CLB sold over 500,000 units in the U.S. It’s the first album to surpass the 400,000 units mark this year.
Chart Data has been sharing Drake’s record-breaking news all month long.
“Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ earned 743.67 million on-demand streams in its first week in the US, the second-biggest debut in history. It was less than 3 million from breaking the record set by his own ‘Scorpion’ in 2018 (745.92m).”
.@Drake‘s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ earned 743.67 million on-demand streams in its first week in the US, the second biggest debut in history.
It was less than 3 million from breaking the record set by his own ‘Scorpion’ in 2018 (745.92m).
— chart data (@chartdata) September 12, 2021
“CertifiedLoverBoy has broken the record for most-streamed album in a single day in 2021 on Apple Music, with less than 12 hours counted.”
— chart data (@chartdata) September 3, 2021
Drake’s CLB album was initially set to be released in late 2020 but was delayed due to Drake’s knee injury. Based on the album’s record-breaking numbers, it appears that CLB was right on time.