Drake Projected to Sell 675-725k Albums First Week

Now that’s Drake’s official sophomore album is out, it looks like he’s on pace to have one of the most successful first weeks for a rapper this year.

According to Hits Daily Double, the YMCMB rapper’s Take Care album, which hit stores and iTunes Tuesday (November 15), is expected to land on top of the Billboard 200 by moving an estimated 675,000-725,000 units.

If the prediction is on point, it will mean that Drizzy’s second album had a substantially better week than his first. Last year, Thank Me Later moved a shade over 450,000 in its first week.

Also out this week, Childish Gambino’s Camp is expected to sell between 45,000 and 50,000 copies, while Webbie’s Savage Life 3 is heading toward sales of roughly 25,000 in its first week.

Stay tuned to XXLMag.com to find out the official sale numbers when they are announced next week. —Adam Fleischer

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  • Hip Hop

    Holy shit

  • dmxej2

    No surprise. Baby is buyin cd’s just like he bought lil wayne’s first week. Yall stans can argue all you want, but lil wayne did not have a strong choice of singles like he did for carter 3 and his momentum was nowhere near how it was when that album came out yet he goes close to platinum in a week? Please. Now this nigga Drake releases his shit with strong chartings for each single but clearly not a strong album overall and hes close to doing Eminem numbers first week? Come on.

  • JugularKill

    You’re talking about Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rhiannah type numbers +.


    It’s impossible with that low quality of music.

    I can’t even name a drake or lil wayne song without pausing to think.

  • oldschool

    Drake has his moments. He is decent, but he is not nearly as good as he or his fans think he is. His music is like pop-rap. So is a lot of these new rappers…reminds me of what happened to punk in the early 2000′s. Whole lot of “pop-punk” started popping up and while catchy, it degraded the punk genre. Just sayin’

  • TheTruth

    He deserves it….album is dope….Hip Hop is changing.. quit hating…..#YMCMB #MMG

  • wheel Chair Jimmy

    Can someone please tell me how drake is only 750k, when he’s pretty much run the summer and still doing it now, and wayne’s selling 950k with pretty much zero buzz? Love or hate drake, if wayne’s doing 950k then judging off buzz alone drake should be doing 1.5m

  • http://n/a jondoe

    @jugularkill u crazy, beyonce or rihanna never did more than 300k first week….yea they eventually go platinum over time but they never did no 500-600k first week but lady gaga has though

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