News: Drake's 'Take Care' First Week Sales Destroy Its Competition, "I Can't Even Find The Words To Express My Appreciation"

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 9:17AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Today, Young Money star Drake's Take Care lived up to last week's sales projections hype by debuting atop its competition with over 600,000 copies sold.

Drizzy's sophomore album reached gold status (over 500,000) in just seven days.

Young Money star Drake's Take Care debuted on the chart this week at No. 1, in front of Michael Buble's Christmas which sold 165,500 copies. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Drizzy's new LP has sold 631,500 records in just a single week. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

The Canadian-bred emcee also hopped on Twitter to give his post-sales reaction.

"I can't even find the words to express my appreciation..."thank you and I owe you" is all that comes to mind...truly.," he tweeted, likely referring to his record sales. (Drake's Twitter)

This week, Young Money boss Lil Wayne shared his thoughts on Drizzy's album projections.

"As far as expectations, we don't have those around here. Expectations are a weakness in the music business because if you expect anything, 10 times out of 10 it's not gonna happen, so we don't have expectations around here," Weezy said in an interview. "What we do expect is -- to work very hard and we expect people to respect our hard work and our effort. ... Now as far going to buy the album, as far as going to get 750,000 copies, that's never a problem with us; that's never important to us." (MTV)

Based on one-day estimates from last week, Drake's long-awaited sophomore album was easily slated to top its competition.

The rapper, whose sophomore YM/CM/Universal Republic album, Take Care, is the follow-up to last year's successful bow, Thank Me Later, will debut at #1 with a sales total between 675-725k. (HITS Daily Double)

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