Drake has another reason to pop a few bottles. The rapper, who uses the Instagram handle @champagnepapi, just charted the year’s first platinum-selling album.
According to Nielsen Music, Drake’s mixtape “If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late” has sold 1.007 million copies as of this week, making it 2015’s first release to move over a million units. The Canadian rapper celebrated by writing on his Instagram page, “Platinum off the tape. Views up next. Thank you once again.”
The only other album to pass the million mark this year is Taylor Swift’s “1989,” but it was released in October 2014.
Drake dropped his unannounced 17-track “If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late” on iTunes in February, to the delight of fans.
The Canadian rapper also got fans talking last week when he dealt a devastating blow to Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill at Toronto’s OVO Fest as part of their ongoing feud.
Drizzy opened his set by performing two Meek Mill diss tracks, “Back to Back” and “Charged Up,” while Meek-bashing memes flashed behind him on a giant screen. The pummeling was so complete that fellow rapper 50 Cent joined the debate on Instagram writing, “Meek gotta go hard or go home first Class.”
Apparently Meek decided to book that first class ticket home, because he has now posted a lengthy message on Instagram saying he’s done beefing with Drake. “I never shoulda entertained it bcuz it won’t bring me money or success,” he wrote in the since deleted post.
Unfortunately, before Meek could hit the delete button, New York DJ Akademiks did a screen grab and shared it on Twitter.