Nielsen has posted the 2012 mid-year sales report. In Hip Hop, Drake's sophomore album Take Care is the #9 overall sold release. The November 2011 release has sold approximately 549,000 units physically and digitally in the first six months of the year. This was nine places behind Adele's 21, which sold over 3,600,000 units to date.
Through this week, Take Care has sold 1,795,000 units. The Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Records release was also #5 in Digital Albums sold in the year, at approximately 251,000.
Nielsen reported 91,000,000 CD sales to date in 2012, accounting for 61% of all album sales.
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