Some outlets predicted that More Life will move 500,000 to 550,000 units in the first-week which should include pure album sales and streaming. Approximately 250,000 units of that are expected to be from pure album sales, Hits Daily Double reported. Other outlets predicted that that first week sales figure could be around 650,000 units. But our sources suggest that Drake could move closer to a million units in the first week alone.
“At first there were some projections that it could be between 600,000 and 700,000 copies in the first week, but with the continued momentum we could see a figure closer to one million,” sources inside OVO told Urban Islandz. “The currently level of streaming is much higher than we expected so when these numbers are tallied across all platforms that could even push the figure over a million.”
More Life is expected to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart next week. In comparison, Views, which also debut at number one last year, sold 1.04 million album-equivalent units in the first week of release. At the time, Views was average approximately 35 million streams per day in the first week and More Life is currently averaging close to twice that amount in the first couple days in the week. That daily average number is expected to be reduced as the week goes by.
Drake will be going up against Rick Ross this week who released his album Rather You Than Me last Friday. That project is expected to sell a little less than 100,000 units in the first week. Clearly, Drizzy will blow Rozay out of the water, but the MMG rapper is expected to debut at number two on the charts next week and his album is also getting rave reviews.
The 6 God has been heavily marketing his new album on social media this week. He has also indicated that he will take a break from music so you will likely not get another album from him this year.