Drake Drops “Take Care” Album Today-The CollegeDJ Album Sales Outlook:
Drake set to drop new LP Today ..how will it sell in the first week?
Drake drops his latest album today and the reviews look good so far – perhaps because the album leaked and people knew what was on it or because the tracks are on fire. Drake has already dropped a few tracks that did well from the new LP called “Take Care”and his album is expected to do good numbers.
We like to reiterate our central theme at CollegeDJ.net – “Record sales alone are not the only metric that matters these days” and as long as an artist can sell out stadiums as well as get video views, then the LP can be considered a success.
There is no doubt that Drake still has what it takes to get fans excited and his album could be considered the last – most anticipated album of the year. Can you think of an LP that will do better? Rihanna’s “Talk That Talk” LP should also do well when it drops Nov, 21….so we may need to do a bit of recanting here…
Here’s how the year has been so far: (albums that sold at full price)
First Week Album Sales 2011:
- Lil Wayne with “Tha Carter IV” -964,000
- ColdPlay – “Mylo Xyloto” – 447,000
- Jay-Z and Kanye West “Watch The Thrown”- 436,000
We never guess on album sales but it’s very possible Drake’s newest LP “Take Care” could do 500,000 and we’d be disappointed in our own analytics tools if that didn’t happen -at least… but we are going +-500,000 (as you can see we don’t want to give out our exact forecast numbers). Yes we know that’s a huge range and it’s possible he could do “Carter” numbers…? Regardless – he should start out as Billboards #1.