Drake just became the first artist in 2015 to release a million-selling album. His surprise mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late went platinum this week, after selling an additional 8,000 copies. According to Billboard, it has sold 1.007 million units since its February release.
Taylor Swift’s 1989 is the only other album to sell a million this year. It was released in October 2014 and has sold 5.124 million units to date.
If You’re Reading This… marks the fourth platinum album for Drake, following Nothing Was the Same (1.72 million), Take Care (2.26 million) and Thank Me Later (1.8 million). ‘IYRTITL’ immediately debuted at No. 1 on the charts with 535,000 equivalent album units in its first week.
Drake took to Instagram to thank his fans for their support and tease his next album, Views From the 6. “Platinum off the tape. Views up next. Thank you once again,” he said.