Maybach Music Group artist Wale’s new The Gifted should have no problem dominating the music sales chart next week with projections suggesting it could be the number one album in the country.
Based on one-day estimates, the Washington, D.C. native’s new LP is expected sell up to 160,000 copies.
YOUR ONE-DAYS: Rap will remain at the top next week, as Wale is expected to reach #1. Here are this week’s key debuts: Wale (Atlantic) 140-160k Skillet (Atlantic) 50-55k India.Arie (Def Jam/IDJ) 24-27k August Burns Red (Solidstate) 21-24k Amon Amarth (Metal Blade) 14-17k (HITS Daily Double)
The new LP has received support from Wale’s fellow hip-hop star pals like Drake.
“Just bought @Wale album for the drive home.,” Drake tweeted June 26th. (Drake’s Twitter)
After his Born Sinner debuted as the second best-selling album this week, J. Cole also made sure to promote Wale’s new LP.
“Congrats to my brother @Wale. Go get “The Gifted” in stores now. Proud!,” Cole tweeted June 25th. (J. Cole’s Twitter)
The MMG rapper recently admitted he planned to name the LP “The Curse of the Gifted.”
“The initial title of the album was ‘The Curse of the Gifted.’ But there’s such a connotation, you might hear the album a certain way if I went with that title. That’s the underlying theme of The Gifted is that there’s things that come with it. There really might not be anything non-monetary that comes with it because your sanity, you give it up a little bit when you get famous.” (The Round Up)