Drake’s 10-year-old, So Far Gone, mixtape lastly arrives on Billboard’s charts, because the set debuts at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. The album enters with 45,000 equal album items earned within the week ending Feb. 21 (7,000 in album gross sales) within the U.S., in keeping with Nielsen Music.
So Far Gone’s chart debut garners Drake his 10th whole and consecutive high 10.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the preferred albums of the week within the U.S. primarily based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album items. Units are comprised of conventional album gross sales, monitor equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The new March 2-dated chart (the place So Far Gone debuts at No. 5) can be posted in full on Billboard's web sites on Feb. 26.
The So Far Gone mixtape, which was initially launched without cost in early 2009, however by no means commercially issued or distributed to streaming providers till Feb. 15 of this 12 months (by way of Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records), made its business and streaming debut to rejoice Gone’s 10th anniversary. So Far Gone was launched to digital retailers and streamers. The album’s CD launch is due out on March eight.
Of So Far Gone’s whole debut-week items, 37,000 had been SEA items, which equates to 47.four million on-demand audio streams for the album’s songs. So Far Gone was the third-most streamed album of the week, trailing Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next (168.6 million) and A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s Hoodie SZN (57.5 million). As beforehand reported, Thank U additionally spends a second week on the Billboard 200.
While the complete So Far Gone album by no means beforehand charted on Billboard’s charts (again in 2009, an album wanted to be commercially launched with a purpose to chart), a distillation of the set did attain Billboard tallies that 12 months. The So Far Gone EP was launched later in 2009 as Drake’s first commercially launched album. The seven-song EP mixed 5 tracks from the full-length mixtape (together with his first Billboard Hot 100 hit, the No. 2-peaking “Best I Ever Had”), together with two new cuts. The So Far Gone EP debuted and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 dated Oct. three, 2009.
Of Drake’s 10 high 10s, he has hit No. 1 eight instances. Only his two So Far Gone choices have missed the highest slot.