Drake's So Far Gone mixtape is lastly heading for its debut on the Billboard 200 chart, ten years after its preliminary launch.
The mixtape, which was initially launched free of charge in early 2009, however by no means commercially issued or distributed to streaming providers till Feb. 15 of this yr, might debut within the high 5 of subsequent week's Billboard 200 chart with maybe 45,000 equal album models earned within the week ending Feb. 21. So Far Gone made its industrial and streaming debut rejoice the 10th anniversary of the mixtape’s unique launch.
If So Far Gone arrives within the high 10, it should safe Drake his 10th high 10 album.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums of the week primarily based on multi-metric consumption, which incorporates conventional album gross sales, monitor equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The high 10 of the March 2-dated Billboard 200 chart (the place So Far Gone might bow within the high 5) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s web sites on Sunday, Feb. 24.
While the total So Far Gone album by no means beforehand charted on Billboard’s album charts (again in 2009, an album wanted to be commercially launched as a way to chart), a distillation of the set did attain Billboard tallies later that yr. The So Far Gone EP was launched later in 2009 as Drake’s first commercially launched album ( Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records).
The EP mixed 5 tracks from the beforehand launched 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. All eight of Drake’s subsequent releases, via Scorpion in 2018, have debuted at No. 1.