Drake and Future released their joint mixtape, What A Time To Be Alive, last night on iTunes and Apple Music at 8 PM. Though the project is less than 24 hours old, some outlets are already suggesting that it will top 500,000 in sales its first week. Hits Daily Double credits its information to anonymous "label insiders," while Chart News currently doesn't have a source for its estimate.
When Drake released If You're Reading This It's Too Late in February, Billboard reported that it sold 495,000 digital copies (535,000 units in total, accounting for streaming). That tape arrived on a Thursday night and achieved that number in a roughly three days. It's worth noting that What A Time To Be Alive is only currently available for streaming on Apple Music and not other streaming services like Spotify or Rdio.