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Drake's 'IYRTITL' Becomes First Million-Selling Album of 2015, Hints at 'Views From the 6'

 

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Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late just became the first million-selling album of 2015. He took to Instagram to thank his fans and even hinted at the release of his highly-anticipated album, Views From the 6.

According to Billboard, Drake's surprise release sold another 8,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 7, making it the first album released in 2015 to sell a million copies in the U.S. IYRTITL has sold 1.007 million units since its February release and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

As far as sales this year, Drake's album comes second only to Taylor Swift's 1989, which was released in 2014. 1989 has sold 1.463 million in 2015 and 5.124 million since its release in October of last year.

IYRTITL is Drake's fourth million-selling album, following Nothing Was the Same (1.72 million), Take Care (2.26 million) and Thank Me Later (1.8 million).

Initially, the album was only released digitally on iTunes and was made available in physical form in April. IYRTITL went platinum ahead of its hard release.

Drake thanked fans on social media, captioning an Instagram photo with, "Platinum off the tape. Views up next. Thank you once again."

 Platinum off the tape. Views up next. Thank you once again.

A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Aug 10, 2015 at 3:32pm PDT

The Toronto rapper first revealed the title for his sought after Views From the 6 album last July during an interview with Billboard. It was highly speculated that the project would be released earlier this year because of a line from "0-100 / The Catch Up."

"We already got spring 2015 poppin'," he rapped. "PND droppin' / Reps-Up P droppin' / Majid Jordin droppin' / OB droppin' not to mention me droppin'."

Drake mentioned working on the album on his recent Meek Mill diss track titled "Back to Back." Fans can only hope that is an indication that the album will drop soon.

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