The estimates are coming in from last week’s releases, and Drake is expected to drastically outperform all of his competition.
The album “More Life” playlist is predicted to do 500,000 to 550,000 with sales plus streaming, with 225,00 to 250,000 coming from straight sales, according to Hits Daily Double. With numbers like that he will launched into the #1 spot on Billboard chart, where his VIEWS album spent much of 2016.
More Life has already given Drake two Spotify records. Its 61,302,082 first-day streams on March 19 were the most ever and, he had a total of 76,355,041 streams that day, passing Ed Sheeran for most spins in a 24-hour period.
Rick Ross released his Rather You Than Me album on Friday (March 17), which is expected to pull in numbers ranging from 85,000 to 95,00 SPS, with 40,000 to 50,000 in pure album sales in its first week, again according to Hits Daily Double. Rather You Than Me won’t hit #1 this week, but Ross will likely crack the Top 5
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