Drake's VIEWS has sold 1.2 million copies in its first six days sales plus streaming, according to the album's main distributor Republic Records.
And that doesn't even include the roughly 800,000 equivalent units of streams the album accumulated before its release, courtesy of its singles like 'Hotline Bling'. (Those #'s count for RIAA certifications, but not for Billboard chart positions.)
VIEWS has been able to post these impressive numbers since its release despite only being available on Apple Music and iTunes. It has so far been streamed 250 million times just on Apple Music. For comparison, Justin Bieber's Purpose was streamed 205 million times in its first week -- then a record -- while being available on all the streaming services.
Starting tomorrow (May 6th), Drake's fourth album will be get a physical release, and the full digital album will be available to other online retailers.
Next Friday (May 13th), it will move to streaming services like Spotify.