Drake Makes 2021 Best-Selling Rap Album With CLB
There is no doubt that Drake will continue to be among the top-selling rappers for the rest of his career. “Certified Lover Boy” became the best-selling rap album of 2021.
On Thursday, January 6th, Chart Data announced that Certified Lover Boy had sold over two million copies in the United States, earning it double platinum certification.
Certified Lover Boy, Drake’s sixth consecutive multi-platinum album, is also the first and only rap album of 2021 to reach double platinum status.
He is one of the most successful names in rap. Perhaps the best of recent rap stars. Because almost every project is appreciated, is among the best sellers, and he is not satisfied with the awards.
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Drake had tough rivals on last year’s rap albums. Among many formidable opponents, including Kanye West’s Donda, J. Cole’s The Off-Season, Lil Nas X’s MONTERO, Moneybagg Yo’s A Gangsta’s Pain and Polo G’s Hall of Fame Certified Lover Boy, which reached the top, became one of the projects that made Drake the most happy.
As we have already told you, Certified Lover Boy, which was released on September 3, sold 613,000 copies in its first week. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200. It went platinum in three weeks.
The top 10 albums of 2021 in the U.S., by total equivalent album units, according to MRC Data (1/2):
1. @MorganWallen Dangerous: The Double Album (3.226 million)
2. @oliviarodrigo Sour (2.856 million)
3. @Drake Certified Lover Boy (1.970 million)
4. @Adele 30 (1.936 million)
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) January 6, 2022
Certified Lover Boy was also nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2022 Grammy Awards, by Billboard as the best-selling rap album of 2021 with total sales of 1,970 million.
Drake to Guest Artist for Aaliyah Album
Drake, who will be a guest artist on the upcoming album for Aaliyah, got his share of the reaction from Aaliyah fans.
One fan wrote on Twitter, “Imagine having the opportunity to create a new Aaliyah album with an entire generation of women directly influenced (Ciara, Teyana, Tinashe, Normani, Jhene, CxH, H.E.R., Sevyn, etc.).” “But instead we get Snoop Dogg, Neyo, Future, CB, a weird Weeknd song… yeah.”