Drake is on pace to have the biggest sales week of his career. The rapper’s latest album, Views, sold over 600,000 copies on iTunes in its first 24 hours of availability, sources close to Republic Records confirmed to The Verge. The gigantic sales total has Drake on pace to easily best the first-week sales of his last album, Nothing Was The Same, which sold a career-best 658,000 copies in seven days.
Drake made the annoucement during a release party for his album in Toronto, which was caught on video. In what may be the most surprising fact of the past eight days which gave us albums from both Drake and Beyoncé—Views will easily surpass the first-week sales of Beyoncé’s latest project Lemonade, which is expected to come in around 700,000 copies sold when the official numbers are released tomorrow.