OVER 1 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD WORLDWIDE ON ITUNES IN LESS THAN SIX DAYS
REACHES #1 ON ITUNES TOP ALBUMS CHART IN OVER 95 COUNTRIES
DRAKE WILL HOST AND SERVE AS MUSICAL GUEST ON MAY 14 EPISODE OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
NEW YORK (May 5, 2016) – GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist DRAKE has sold over one million albums of his fourth full-length release — Views [ Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records ] in less than six days. Exclusively available on Apple Music’s premium paid service until May 13, the album was also streamed over 250 million times with over 200 million streams in the US alone. VIEWS achieved both of these feats in less than six days solely on one paid platform—Apple Music.
The album, including digital tracks and streaming album equivalents, has crossed the 1 million mark in U.S. sales and nearly 1.2 million globally, and is expected to bow at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 in North America. Upon release last Friday, Views hit #1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart in over 95 countries. It’s available HERE.
The album will be available at all physical and digital download retailers beginning May 6 and will expand to all streaming partners starting May 13.
Ahead of release, OVO Music founder DRAKE met up with Beats 1 anchor Zane Lowe for an extensive interview to discuss the story behind Views, his upcoming tour, The Throne, Rihanna and much more. When asked about Views, DRAKE said, “This album is probably the most blatant display of being proud of where I’m from.” Watch the full interview HERE.
Among its 20 tracks, Views boasts the current hits “One Dance” [feat. Wizkid & Kyla], “Pop Style,” and bonus track “Hotline Bling” (all three tracks are available with all digital and streaming partners). Drake premiered “One Dance” and “Pop Style” on his Beats 1 OVO Sound radio show earlier this month.
Next up, DRAKE will return for his second stint as host & musical guest on the May 14th episode of SNL.
1. Keep The Family Close
3. U With Me?
4. Feel No Ways
6. Weston Road Flows
8. With You (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
9. Faithful (feat. Pimp C & dvsn)
10. Still Here
12. One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla)
13. Grammys (feat. Future)
14. Child’s Play
15. Pop Style
16. Too Good (feat. Rihanna)
17. Summers Over Interlude
18. Fire & Desire
20. Hotline Bling (Bonus)
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ABOUT CASH MONEY RECORDS
Since 1991, Brothers Bryan "Birdman" Williams aka "Baby" and Ronald "Slim" Williams have built Cash Money Records into a legendary force in the music industry. Through tireless devotion and an unparalleled work ethic, the duo founded the legendary label in the New Orleans housing projects and elevated it into a multimillion dollar empire and cultural tastemaker. Not only is the company revered as an iconic and enduring global street brand, it's become the most successful independent record label in America. Boasting a bevy of chart-dominating, multi-platinum artists and Grammy Award winners and cumulative sales over 100 million albums worldwide, the roster includes Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Juvenile and more. In addition, it houses Lil Wayne's imprint Young Money Entertainment as well as a publishing arm Cash Money Content. Cash Money Records is distributed by Republic Records part of Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company.
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Keith Richards, Nickelback, Of Monsters and Men, Seth MacFarlane, The Weeknd, Zendaya, among many others. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), John Varvatos Records (Zac Brown Band), Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), Casablanca Records (Stromae, Tïesto), NBC's The Voice, School Boy Records (PSY, Sheppard), among others. In addition, Republic maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Label Group which is comprised of Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line) and Dot Records (Maddie + Tae).