-Written by CHRISTINA CACERES
The results are in: And it’s Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy”, over Kanye West’s “Donda”, by a landslide…
After nearly a year of missed release dates and an on-again, off-again feud, arguably the 2 biggest artist’s in Hip-Hop finally dropped their long-awaited projects within a week of each other. Kanye released his highly anticipated “Donda”, album on Sunday, August 29th, and the following week Drake delivered his “Certified Lover Boy”, LP on Friday, September 3rd, to fans across the world.
In the time since these releases, fans and critics alike have debated which project was the BETTER album, however one fact has become clear: #CLB is the higher selling album, and it’s not even close.
“Donda”, was a monster release at the time, moving over 309,000 equivalent units in it’s first week, and more than 146,000 in it’s second, making it Ye’s 10th consecutive #1 Album, and (at the time) the highest selling album of 2021. However, those numbers pale in comparison to the success of “Certified Lover Boy”; which moved over 613,000 and 146,000 equivalent album units in it’s first two weeks respectively.
Indeed, Drizzy’s current dominance of the music landscape is so complete, that besides having the overall #1 Record in the country with “Way Too Sexy”, featuring Future & Young Thug, his latest album also occupies an additional 8 spots on the Billboard Top 10 Charts, and the ENTIRE Top 5; a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since the days of The Beatles.
So while Drake clearly bested Kanye in the overall sales competition, who actually WON the ‘Battle’ between the two Icons?? Check out the latest episode of “The Recap” w/ the GoodFellaz Show below, where the panel discusses the Winners and Losers from this epic musical showdown. Either way one thing is clear: the true winners were THE FANS, who have a lot of new music to listen to from two of the most influential artist of our generation. That’s a win-win for everybody.
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