Drake‘s eagerly awaited ‘Thank Me Later’ LP is set to debut with one of the year’s biggest opening week sales. See what number’s the Young Money star is being projected to sell below…
According to Hits Daily Double…
You can Thank him now, or Thank him Later, but the record industry should show its gratitude somehow because Drake’s new album is the first blockbuster of the summer, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
The half-Jewish Toronto hip-hop star who got his start in the teen TV cult hit Degrassi: The Next Generation, goes to the head of the class this week on his Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown debut, Thank Me Later, with first-week sales in the 450-475k range, making it a lock for #1.
Based on one-day sales reports from those retailers still blowing their own vuvezelas, that would be the third highest-total this year to Sade (501k) and Lady Antebellum (481k).
The postponed album comes to retail fresh off a pair of hits in “Over” and “Find Your Love.”
This sure is a testament to the fact that people will still buy music, if given enough reason to (well, for the most part, anyway). I mean, for an album which leaked two weeks ago (and with several of the featured tracks floating around already), this is a major achievement!