Drake’s “Take Care” on Pace to Debut at #1 and Sell Over 700K copies
Sounds like YMCMB has another #1 debut album on their hands!
It was almost a given that Drake‘s sophomore album “Take Care” would debut in the #1 spot on the Billboard charts next week … but what’s surprising is the fact that Hits Daily Double is predicting that the album will sell around 675,000 – 725,000 copies in its first week. (That’s over 200,000 more than what his debut album “Thank Me Later” did in its first week!)
“Take Care,” originally set for an October 24th release date (Drake’s birthday), but was pushed back to November 15th due to logistical issues, leaked last week. And when a major album leaks, many fear that it will affect album sales.
However, in Drizzy’s case, it may have affected his album sales, but not by too much. “Listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it…and take care until next time,” the rapper tweeted after finding out about the leak.
If HDD’s predictions are correct, “Take Care” will have the third-best debut sales for an album released this year, following Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and his Young Money boss Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV,” the latter of which sold a little bit over a million in its first week.