XXL Predicts Wale’s First-Week Sales Figures
Wale’s sophomore album, Ambition, hit stores yesterday (November 1) with a bang. With this being the first release for the D.C.-native since signing with Rick Ross’s Maybach Music, the pressure is on. Mr. Folarin, himself, was holding himself to a higher standard with this one. He told XXLMag.com back in August, he wants to be the first Freshman to release a classic.
“None of us have been able to create a critically acclaimed album so to speak,” Wale said. “That was my goal to try to do that. I ain’t really into selling because I’m doing pretty good. I got records on the radio for the first time in my career.”
The MMG rep secured a XL rating from us just yesterday, but that doesn’t necceasarily equate to first-week sales.
The XXL staff weighed in with their projections
Vanessa Satten – 99,000
Jayson Rodriguez – 75,000
Carl Chery – 56,000
Adam Fleischer – 176,000
Amber McKynzie – 177,000
Jesse Gissen – 50,000
Mark Lelinwalla – 90,000
Samtubia Edwards – 55,000
Mariel Concepcion – 60,000
Ralph Bristout – 85,000
Shaheem Reid – 125,000
Give your predictions in the comments section.