Drake's album Nothing Was The Same has been out in stores for a little over a day, which means the first-week sales projections are in.
According to HitsDailyDouble, Drake's third studio release is expected to sell between 675,000 and 725,000 copies, which would easily land him at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The next album in line would be Kings of Leon's Mechanical Bull, which is projected to sell around 125,000 copies.
If the projections are true, this would be Drake's highest-selling album in its first week even on the low end of 675,000. His debut album Thank Me Later sold 447,000 copies, while Take Care sold 631,000 copies. Sure, it's not one million copies, but with its projected first-week numbers, Nothing Was The Same would become the second highest-selling album of 2013, right behind Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience which sold 968,000 this past March.
RELATED: 10 Reasons Drake Will Sell a Million Copies This Week
RELATED: Album Stream: Drake "Nothing Was The Same"
RELATED: A Guide to Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" Samples
RELATED: Nothing Was The Same: Complex Staff's First Impressions of Drake's New Album