Remember a couple of years ago when 50 Cent and Kanye West had a battle of record sales the week both of their albums were released on the same day?
While this past week, Canada had something very similar. But instead gangsters and yuppy rappers, it was the virtually untested Drake going up against the legendary Sarah McLachlan as they battled it out for the #1 spot on the charts.
In the end, the much hyped Drake debut soundly beat McLachlin. Final numbers were 31,000 copies vs. 22,000. The former Degrassi star also topped the US charts with 446,000 copies against Sarah’s 94,000 discs sold. That is a steep drop from the 361,000 copies sold when she released afterglow 2003!
Sarah McLachlin Lilith Fair starts this weekend, so hopefully that will perk up her sales at least a bit. For for now, there is a clear winner. Ladies and Gentlmen, I think we can officially say that Canada has it’s first rapper!