Drake CAREER CSPC RESULTS
So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each Drake album achieved? Well, at this point we hardly need to add up all of the figures defined in this article!
In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, Take Care singles released in digital format sold the equivalent of 3,045,000 albums – 20,300,000 downloads with a 10 to 1,5 weighting.
As a reminder:
- Studio Album: sales of the original album
- Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
- Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
- Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
- Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500 for Audio stream and 1/11750 for Video stream)
This is it ! If pure album sales aren’t enough to validate the fact that Views is Drake biggest album to date, this turns out to be very clear after adding in all pieces of the jigsaw. Up to 9,24 million, the album is closing in 10 million at fast pace.
While his entire discography has been impressively consistent since his debut, that he grew a lot during later years is obvious when we notice If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late mixtape is nearly as big as his first LP Thank Me Later. His eight albums / mixtapes comfortably top 2 million equivalent album sales, a very strong feat considering he drops one every year.
His Orphan Album total too is utterly massive at 16,9 million.
Out of all sales figures, the most striking one is that Drake has now sold 56,8 million equivalent album units through all formats. What’s more than insane is how all albums and physical singles formats only add for 25,98% of his combined total. Drake‘s download singles sales and streams are worth 42 million equivalent album units, a figure that keeps on growing incredibly every day.
How much is he increasing? The first version of this article came out on November 11 2016, 290 days ago. By then, he had 12,03 billion streams at Spotify. His total by now is on 19,11 billion, an increase 24,42 million streams per day. This equals to 16,280 equivalent album sales a day, e.g. almost 114,000 album sales every week thanks to audio streams alone.
The following pages list the most successful songs by Drake, as well as the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far, to better gauge his position in the history of the music industry.
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Sources: IFPI, Spotify, YouTube, Chartmasters.org.