Young Money CEO Cortez Bryant Explains Why Drake’s ‘Thank Me Later’ Didn’t Go Platinum Its 1st Week. New Drizzy Album Could Drop By Christmas

Prior to its release, Drake’s debut album ‘Thank Me Later’ was expected by some to go platinum the first week out.

While it didn’t hit one million in sales, it did sell a very respectable 447,000 copies and has subsequently been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Young Money CEO Cortez Bryant, was one of those people who had hoped ‘Thank Me Later’ would hit that magic number. He recently talked to Vibe and offered an explanation for why he feels it didn’t.

The first week was great but [Drake] still need that big smash pop hit like we had with Wayne’s ‘Lollipop’. Wayne got his million because he had that urban side and he crossed over to that pop demographic. I believe Drake would’ve got those million sales if we would’ve had that pop record.”

Cortez doesn’t expect the Swizz Beatz assisted single, “Fancy” to be that monster hit either.

“I don’t think ‘Fancy’ is that pop record either. It’ll go so far, but when we drop ‘Show Me A Good Time’ in September— that has the potential to be that big record.

While Cortez is still focusing on Drake’s current album. Others in the Young Money camp are already thinking about his next album.

Mack Maine hinted in an interview with MTV that a new Drizzy album could be in stores by Christmas.

It makes sense,” Mack said said of a new album. “Like DMX and those guys [at Def Jam]. They dropped two in one year. I think 50 [Cent] did two in one year. If it wasn’t a year, it was right around that time. [Drake’s] hot like that. Why not? Give them what they want.

What do you guys think, would a new Drake album so soon do as well as his first one?

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