So, it looks like Drake's surprise mixtape, (Yes, he's calling it a mixtape) If You're Reading This It's Too Late, is about to have a major first weekend of sales. According to HDD, Drizzy is not only projected to take over the No. 1 spot on the charts, but is currently slated to move around 500,000 copies in the first weekend of its release.
This whole album surprise thing isn't exactly new; Beyoncé and her surprise album in 2013 set the trend, and her album ended up selling over 600,000 copies during the first three days of its release. Still, for hip-hop and a mixtape at that, these kind of numbers for Drizzy would be huge, and would easily top any total first week sales for a rap album last year. J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive was the highest selling rap album of 2014 with 371,228 copies sold in the first week of release. The final numbers are announced in the middle of next week, so be sure to check back and see exactly where the 6 God ends up.