Cash Money Records boss Birdman recently talked about the success protégé Drake has enjoyed with his chart-topping Views album and explained what keeps him above the competition.
In Baby’s perspective, Drizzy remains focused and does not place himself in bad situations.
“It’s the first time Drake did this so it is an experience. You can’t ever underestimate him,” Birdman said referring to Views remaining atop the sales chart for two months. “I knew he was going to be a superstar from day one. I see him get to where he got. He worked real hard. He had to go through a lot to get to where he at. There was other people before there was Drake. Now, he there and I think he gonna hold it down. It’s just his time for him to do what he do. And we planned for him to do these things. We just blessed to be able to have the artists on our label that’s doing it. He know how to handle it. He a smart man. He move right. Stays out of trouble. He built for it. He the perfect person for it.” (Billboard)
In week seven, Drizzy’s Views sold over 120,000 copies.
As Drake’s Views stays put at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 — for a seventh week — Nick Jonas’ Last Year Was Complicated arrives at No. 2 and the Hamilton cast album hits the top 10 for the first time, rising 13-3. Views earned 121,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 16, according to Nielsen Music (down 10 percent for the week). (Billboard)
Last week, Drake reacted to his album’s overwhelming success.
The top-charting release recently reached the one billion streams mark.
Drake’s latest album “Views” has surpassed over 1 billion streams in the U.S. since its release on April 29th. This gives the rap star his second over 1 billion streamed album. The album has also held the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 for five consecutive weeks. He’s the “first male to lead both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Top 200 concurrently for more than three weeks in over a decade.” (ANTI Music)