First-Week Sales Projections Say Wale’s ‘The Gifted’ Will Be The Number #1 Album In The Country Next Week

06.27.13 4 years ago 51 Comments

Rappers may hate him but it looks like Wale might be getting the last laugh if sales projections for The Gifted holds up.

According to Billboard, based on first-day sales, Wale’s The Gifted is on pace to sell 150,000 copies its first week, enough records to push the DC MC’s album to #1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The projected sales totals also would indicate Kanye’s Yeezus is going to suffer one hell of a second-week drop-off.

If the projections hold up, 150,000 will be a slight dip from the 164,000 Ambition sold its first week, but let’s not forget that this is a rapper everyone left for dead when Attention Deficit dropped in 2009 and sold a embarrassing 28,000 copies its first week. Anything above that is a win for rap’s most hated and the untouchable Maybach empire.

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