Wednesday, February 25, 2015

DRAKE SELLS 187,000 COPIES IN SECOND WEEK x BILLBOARD's TOP 10


After moving half-a-million copies in his first week, Drake falls to No. 2 with his surprise mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.

The project, which was released to digital retailers on Feb. 12, sold 187,000 units (down 65 percent) in its second week, according to Billboard.

IYRTITL debuted at No. 1 and has sold 624,000 copies since its release 10 days ago.

Additionally, his Grammy-nominated single “0 to 100 / The Catch Up” was recently certified platinum by the RIAA.

Rock band Imagine Dragons dethrones Drake for the top spot on the Billboard 200 with their album Smoke + Mirrors, which sold 195,000 units.

Meanwhile, the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack featuring The Weeknd and Beyoncé falls to No. 3 in its second week on the chart, moving 165,000 units (down 36 percent).

Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour slides 3-6 with 72,000 units (down 56 percent), while Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint returns to the top 10 (12-9 with 41,000 units).

BILLBOARD 200 TOP 10

1. Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors – 195,000
2. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – 187,000
3. Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack – 165,000
4. Taylor Swift – 1989 – 93,000
5. Ed Sheeran – X – 81,000
6. Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour – 72,000
7. Maroon 5 – V – 47,000
8. Meghan Trainor – Title – 44,000
9. Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint – 41,000
10. Hozier – Hozier – 40,000

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