This time yesterday the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack seemed likely to cruise to an easy #1 debut next week with projected sales of 160,000. Then Drake went and dropped If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late out of nowhere, and the mixtape/album/whatever is suddenly poised to demolish all comers. Billboard predicts the project will sell 400,000 copies by the time this week’s chart period ends Sunday night, while Hits Daily Double estimates Drake might make it all the way to 500,000. Republic Records is the parent company behind both releases, so it’s a win for them either way.
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