DJ Whoo Kid has predicted Eminem‘s Recovery album will have higher first week sales than rap newcomer Drake‘s Thank Me Later release.
Writing via Twitter, the comedic radio host posted his predictions.
“Will Drake sell 500k the first week?”
“predictions — drake —–350-420k first week”
“EMinem —- – 650-700k first week.” (DJ Whoo Kid’s Twitter)
Early industry estimates suggest Em’s Recovery will debut atop the charts next week.
INDUSTRY RECOVERY? Guess Eminem’s got his own prescription for music industry ills. His new Shady/ Aftermath/Interscope album, Recovery, which hit the streets today, is already flying off store shelves and cyberspace, according to those physical and digital retailers still taking our calls. Big question now is, can rap’s bad boy top the year’s best-selling first week when it debuts at #1 a week from tomorrow? Keep checking this spot as we sift through the numbers. (HITS Daily Double: Rumor Mill)
Based on industry estimates from last week, Drake will flirt with the possibility of going gold in seven days.
According to music industry prognosticators, Drake’s debut full-length studio album “Thank Me Later,” which was released on Tuesday (June 15), is projected to sell in the range of 425,000 to 475,000 — if not more — by week’s end on June 20. If it moves as much as sources think, it’ll mark one of the biggest sales weeks of the year for a single album. (Billboard)
Last month, Drake said he was not interested in record sales for his debut album.
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)
Check out T.I. giving his prediction of Drake’s first-week sales down below: