‘Now we here!’ Drake set to sell 1 million units in first week

Drake continues to steamroll the competition with his recent Scary Hours 2 EP on track to sell one million units.

Canadian rapper Drake

The three-track project dropped a week ago and saw the Canadian rapper dominate much of the musical conversations in the subsequent days.

The EP is projected to sell a combined one million equivalent units or more in its first week, thanks largely to the estimated 140 to 170 million streams.

Billboard combines physical sales with digital and streaming date to determine the performance of albums. Ten digital track sales from an album is one equivalent album sale, and 1,500 song streams from an album is one equivalent album sale. 

As previously reported, the EP’s lead single, What’s Next, is set to take the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the same week, replacing the omnipresent Driver’s License by former Disney star Olivia Rodrigo who’s been at the summit for eight weeks.

Should Drake lead the Billboard’s singles chart, it will be his eight No. 1 song.

Scary Hours 2 is a lead-up to Drake’s highly-anticipated sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy, which was delayed from a January release due to the rapper’s knee injury.