News: Drake's "Thank Me Later" To Hit A Milli Next Week

Saturday, Aug 28, 2010 10:09AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Young Money rapper Drake's Thank Me Later will reportedly hit the one million albums sold mark next week with weekend estimates easily giving him platinum status.

According to weekend reports, Drizzy's debut project could sell up to 21,000 additional copies heading into September.

*Katy Perry (Capitol/EMI) 200k *Fantasia (J/RMG) 120-130k Eminem (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 95-100k *Usher Versus (LaFace/JLG) 40-45k Kem (Universal Motown) 30-35k Justin Bieber (Island/IDJ) 24-27k Rick Ross (Def Jam/IDJ) 18-21k Drake (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown) 18-21k (HITS Daily Double)

As of now, the rapper would only need 6,500 more copies sold to hit a million.

Young Money rapper Drake's Thank Me Later slipped one notch to No. 12 with 23,400. Heading into his 11th week, the emcee's long-awaited debut should reach platinum status next week with 993,500 records already sold. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Prior to his album hitting stores last June, Drake said he was not interested in record sales.

Drake made this album for music lovers, not for the Billboard charts. "I didn't make this album for commercial purposes. A lot of the verses are extremely long. I just made it to share with people. I hope they can enjoy." (Rap-Up)

He is currently preparing his sophomore album and an upcoming R&B mixtape.

Always a gentleman, Drake smiled for the cameras and chatted briefly about his upcoming R&B mixtape and sophomore album at the BlackBerry Torch launch party in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (Aug. 11). "I'm working on this mixtape, I got an R&B mixtape that I'm working on," Drake said in an interview. "I'm always accustomed to giving out free music, so I'm working on this new project for free and I'm also working on my second album, you know? Collaborations on that, anything is possible.' (Rap-Up TV)

Be sure to check SOHH's Sales Wrap next Wednesday to see how Drake's album performs on the chart.

Check out some recent footage of Drake below:

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