Drake & Future’s “What A Time To Be Alive” Debuts At #1 On The Billboard Top 200

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DRAKE & FUTURESjoint release,What A Time To Be Alive,bows at #1 on theBillboardTop 200 with sales exceeding 375,000 first-week.

The mixtape was released throughYoung Money/Cash Money/Republic Recordsin association withEpic/A1/Freebandzexclusively at Apple Music and iTunes.What A Time To Be Alivebreaks the previous Apple Music one-week record of 25 million streams which was held by Dr. Dre with 41 million streams in just over four days. The figure more than doubles the initial first week of streaming numbers earned by Drakes acclaimed February release,If Youre Reading This Its Too Late, at all partners combined.

DRAKE & FUTUREjoin an elite club of only 10 other artistswho achieved #1 on theBillboardTop 200 with two albums in the same year. DRAKEslast release,If Youre Reading This Its Too Late is the years highest first week debut and holds the title offirst album to go platinum in 2015.This also stands out as his fifth #1 entry on the chart to date.FUTUREslast release in stores now,DS2,also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart this year marking his second #1 entry on the chart to date.For the past ten consecutive weeks,FUTUREsDS2has been in the Top 4 Most Streamed Albums on Spotify in the US and climbing.

After weeks of online hints and overwhelming internet buzz,DRAKEexclusively premieredWhat A Time To Be Aliveon his Beats 1 show,OVO Soundin the hours prior to the release on Apple Music. Shortly after, it went live on iTunes and soared to #1 on the Overall Top Albums Chart after merely 37 minutes in North America. In addition to trending at #1 on Twitter and Facebook, it went #1 on iTunes in over 50 territoriesUK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, South Africa, and more.

What A Time To Be Aliveis available now at all digital partners.

DRAKEis gearing up for the release of his next full-length studio album,Views From The Six, coming soon.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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