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Drake scores 10th top 10 album with 'So Far Gone' re-release

Tatyana Jenene

 // Feb 24, 2019

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Feb. 13 marked the 10th anniversary of Drake's third and breakout mixtape, So Far Gone. To celebrate, the "Best I Ever" rapper released the original mixtape in its entirety on streaming services and now, it has made its way on the Billboard charts.

So Far Gone debuts at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with 45,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 21 (7,000 in album sales) in the U.S. The mixtape's Billboard debut marks Drake's 10th consecutive Top 10 project on the Billboard 200.

So Far Gone, one of the pivotal projects of the Mixtape Era, was released for free on his October's Very Own blog and shot the Toronto rapper from "Degrassi: The Next Generation" actor to a rap phenomenon.



Four months after its release and an intense bidding war, Drake signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money label and So Far Gone was re-released as a 7-track EP that earned Drake a Grammy nomination. It debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 with 73,000 copies sold in the first week.

Meanwhile, Drake's greatest hits are getting the lullaby treatment thanks to Rockabye Baby!. The company which has created lullaby renditions of hits by Kanye West and Beyoncé has decided to cover some of Drake's most popular songs in their latest release. The collection of 12-track instrumentals includes the Grammy Award-winning hit "God's Plan," "Find Your Love" from Thank Me Later and of course, "Hotline Bling."

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