News: Jay-Z Reacts To 'Take Care' Album Sales, "Monster Number Comes In"

Thursday, Nov 24, 2011 1:24AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z has reportedly shared his reaction to "Light Up" collaborator Drake's Take Care album crushing its competition atop the sales chart this week.

Based on a post from Drizzy's October's Very Own website, a screen shot shows a handwritten congratulatory message from Young Hov.

"Monster # comes in," the handwritten message reads. "Proud of your journey. Peace, Hov." (October's Very Own)

After a week in stores, Drizzy's new LP has already reached gold status (over 500,000).

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 this week.

"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)

Although Drake's album stands atop its competition now, second week projections show it giving up the spot.

This holiday season, it appears Michael Buble's Christmas album is the gift that keeps on giving. Based on one-day sales, the Reprise recording artist's year-end collection looks to be the big winner coming out of Black Friday, with an estimate of 250-275k. Roadrunner's Nickelback win the battle of the newcomers, with its seventh studio album, Here and Now, which is looking to be in the 210-225k range. Last week's chartopper, YM/CM/Universal Republic's Drake, drops to #3 with an estimated 190-215k, bringing its two-week total to around 860k. (HITS Daily Double)

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