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Drake to Knock Mac Miller Off No. 1 by Selling 700,000 Copies of 'Take Care'

November 17, 2011 (2:51 am) GMT
Predicted to sell more than half a million copies with his second studio album, Drizzy will likely score the third-largest sales week of the year behind Lady GaGa and Lil Wayne.
Drake to Knock Mac Miller Off No. 1 by Selling 700,000 Copies of 'Take Care'

is estimated to take over the crown of Billboard Hot 200 from current champion . The Canadian rapper is predicted to bow at the top spot of the U.S. Album chart by selling as many as 725,000 copies of his sophomore set "".

If the final figure meets the expectation, it will likely make Drizzy an artist with the third-largest sales week of the year. He will be placed behind ("" - 1.1 million copies) and ("" - 964,000 units).

Additionally, it will give Drizzy his second chart topper after previously soaring to No. 1 on Hot 200 with his debut album "" which sold 447,000 copies in its first week. A year prior, he peaked at No. 6 on the weekly rundown with his 2009's EP "".

As for this week's Hot 200, Miller claims the first position on the chart by pulling in 144,000 copies of his debut album "". He becomes an artist with the first independently-distributed debut album to hit the top spot since Tha Dogg Pound did so with their 1995's "Dogg Food".

Before Miller, was the only indie act who broke the No. 1 spot this year with the band's album "". Last year, there were 's "" and 's "" ruling the chart, besting major-label releases.

Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200:

  1. "" - (144,000)
  2. "" - (123,000)
  3. "Now" hits compilation - various artists (119,000)
  4. "" soundtrack - various artists (105,000)
  5. "" - (104,000)
  6. "" - (97,000)
  7. "" - ((72,000)
  8. "" - (70,000)
  9. "" - (62,000)
  10. "" - (61,000)


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