It might not be a milli, like his Young Money mentor Lil Wayne, but Drake is apparently on track to sell about 450,000 to 475,000 copies of his highly anticipated debut album, Thank Me Later, in his first week in stores.
Industry insiders, hitsdailydouble.com, tabulated the T.Dot talent’s one-day sales to come up with their projections. The official numbers will not be available until next Wednesday, June 23.
XXLMag.com recently caught up with frequent collaborator Bun B to find out his estimates on Drizzy’s first week numbers. “It’s gonna be a multi-platinum album,” he predicted. “First of all, let that be understood: it’s gonna be a number one album in several countries across the world. If he does less than 500,000 in the first week, somebody dropped the ball at Universal [Music].”
Thank Me Later is in stores now. —Elan Mancini