performingNow that Drake’s third full-length, the awesome Nothing Was The Same, is officially out, the first-week sales projections are coming in. According to the site Hits Daily Double, it’s looking like he’s going to make some serious cake right out of the gate.

Drake is projected to sell between 675,000 and 725,000, which is definitely an impressive number. The only album that’s done better so far in 2013 is Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, which moved 968,000 units. That means Drake’s record will have sold better than new projects from contemporaries like Kanye West, Jay Z, J. Cole, and even his mentor, Lil Wayne.

It’s also considerably higher than what his previous albums sold in their first weeks. Take Care sold 631,000 copies after dropping on Nov. 15, 2011 while Thank Me Later sold 447,000 copies following its June 15, 2010 release. In other words, just as the quality of Drizzy’s music has gone up, so have the sales numbers. We’ve obviously been fans from the jump, but it’s been awesome watching and hearing him truly come into his own with each release.

A lot of people were anticipating the potential sales numbers of Drake’s new album that it felt like they were ready to bet some money of it. Perhaps those same people would be more suited to playing games online at Betfair, where they can gamble to their heart’s content in a variety of ways. Like those games, trying to determine the amount of copies an album will sell in its first week can be like a form of gambling. Also, let’s not act like some people probably waged some small bets against each other on this one.

And if you were looking to ever have a similar conversation with Drake about all of this speculation, chances are he’d shoot you down immediately. In an interview with MTV, he was asked if he’s been thinking about how Nothing Was The Same will perform when it debuts in stores and on digital retailers. He responded with a story about some of the best advice he ever received: “No expectations lead to no disappointments. So I have no expectations.”

A somewhat major factor that could influence those expectations is the fact that the album leaked more than a week before its release on Sept. 24. Drake wasn’t shook by that fact either, telling MTV that he’s “just excited whenever people get the music.”

All that being said, he did admit that he will probably be more into the whole numbers game at some point. It’s just not on his mind as heavily as it has been in the past:

“The numbers, the sales, all that stuff it’s cool. I’m sure I’ll get into it on the day like, ‘How much did we sell,’ trying to figure it out, but aside from that, I’m just excited for people to hear the full body of work.”

Nothing Was The Same is out now.

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Today’s Drake News July 5, 2013

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    It's not me and you. It's not me it's you. You're reckless and you know it they don't love you like I do. Say you're moving on well I guess that's just the motion. I guess that's just the motion oh-oh (x3) I guess that's just the motion.
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    [Verse 1: Drake] Versace, Versace, Medusa head on me like I'm 'Luminati This is a gated community, please get the fuck off the property. Rap must be changin' cause I'm at the top and ain't no one on top of me. Niggas be 
  • Over Here – PartyNextDoor feat. Drake Lyrics
    Girl this summer, you'll be looking for. You'll looking for me while I'm riding in. That brand new whip you wanted. All i ever asked for was patience (All i ever asked and you know it) Patience and pussy but mostly patience
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    [Verse 1: Drake] Yeah 26 on my third GQ cover. Your new shit sound like you do covers. Of all of my old shit, oh shit. I devoted to making sure that shit goes unnoticed. Swear you niggas is hopeless. I should run a clinic for 
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    Drake Won 4 BET Awards & J. Cole Speaks On Drake (Video). Max Orelus Tuesday, July 2, 2013. drake-jcole-speaks. The 2013 BET Awards were held in Los Angeles, California. Drake managed snag four awards that night: Best Male Look, 

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Today’s Drake News July 4, 2013

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Today’s Drake News July 1, 2013

by admin on July 1, 2013

  • Amanda Bynes Attacks Drake”s Mom On Twitter | Bossip
    Now she's laid into Drake's mum Sandi Graham. Oh No She Didn't: Attention Slorin' Amanda Bynes Calls Drizzy Drake's Mother Ugly On Twitter. Posted on June 28th, 2013 – By Bossip Staff. Categories: Attention Slores, Drake, Ho Sit Down, 

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Today’s Drake News June 29, 2013

June 29, 2013

Drake & The OVO Crew Celebrates Chubbs Birthday At TIME … Drake was spotted partying back in Toronto at TIME nightclub celebrating Chubbs birthday. The whole OVO crew was there, Drake was spinning records, and every one was having a good time. Check out some of the photos … Drake Parties At Bamboo Nightclub (Photos) drake-bamboo-nightclub-8. […]

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Today’s Drake News June 27, 2013

June 27, 2013

Drake Takes Shots & Gives His Grammy Speech (Video) Drake won a Grammy award in 2012 for his Take Care album but wasn't actually televised when the Grammy premiered on TV. The OVO crew released some footage of Drake finally receiving his award. Watch the video … Digest powered by RSS Digest

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Today’s Drake News June 25, 2013

June 25, 2013

thedaily411.com » Drizzy Drake Drops A Mixtape td4_226 Somebody is back in the studio and grinding hard this morning. “Started from the Bottom” rapper, Drake released a precious gift for his music fans today, four hot new tracks that will be on his upcoming album, which is … Nothing Was The Same Release Date & 4 […]

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Today’s Drake News June 23, 2013

June 23, 2013

Drake Special Appearance At J. Cole's Show In New York (Video) cole-drake-nyc. Drake made a special appearance at J. Cole's performance at Dollar & A Dream show in New York a couple nights ago. Drizzy performed a couple hit hit songs that night. The best part about the event, was … Digest powered by RSS Digest

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Today’s Drake News June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013

J. Cole Brings Out Drake During Show In New York, Both Visit Best … Drizzy Drake performed “In The Morning“, “Say You Will“, “No New Friends” acapella, and “Started From The Bottom“. After the show, both J. Cole and Drake visited Best Buy to purchase plenty of Cole's Born Sinner albums. Digest powered by RSS […]

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Today’s Drake News June 19, 2013

June 19, 2013

Drake & Chris Brown Beef — Drizzy Drake Needs To Stop Dissing … Drake, if you don't want your name to be synonymous with Chris', then you shouldn't have mentioned him in your new GQ interview. Stop dissing Chris and Rihanna in the press and move on! Digest powered by RSS Digest

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