Drake Reaches No. 1 & Tours Nationally

Written by William Frean on 25th February, 2015
Drake Reaches No. 1 & Tours Nationally

Drake gears up to headline Future Music Festival 2015 and breaks new records for the R&B/hip-hop scene with his surprise album release, If You're Reading This It's Too Late

The album reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, which gives Drake his fourth chart-topper. Industry forecasters predicted the album would sell over 500,000 copies, but it just fell short with 495,000 copies sold. It's impressive that these were all digital sales as the physical releases on CD or vinyl are yet to be announced.

If You're Reading This It's Too Late marks the largest sales week for an R&B/hip-hop album since Beyonce's self-titled album in December 2014, which sold 617,000 after only 3 days. It also nets the biggest week for a rap album since Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 hit number 1 with 792,000 sales in November 2013.

Drake will be performing and touring nationally at Future Music Festival 2015. Kicking off this weekend in Sydney and Perth, the hip-hop heavyweight is headlining the festival with likes of Avicii, The Prodigy, Martin Garrix, AfrojackKnife Party and more.

Drake is also hosting the Official Sydney Future Music Festival After Party at Marquee - The Star. Tickets have SOLD OUT online, but an allocation will be available at the door on the night. 

Check him out while he's in the country!