Drake’s ‘Take Care’ Set to Open Big on Charts

Drake

Drake’s fans are definitely taking care of him. The Young Money star’s sophomore album is on track to make a big entry on the charts in its first week.

Take Care, which has been receiving favorable reviews, is a shoe-in for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. According to HITS Daily Double, the project is predicted to sell between 675,000-725,000 in its opening week based on one-day sales estimates.

These numbers will give Drizzy the third best debut of the year following Lady Gaga’s Born This Way (1.1 million) and his Young Money boss Lil Wayne, whose album Tha Carter IV sold just under a million in one week.

It will also mark Drake’s second No. 1 debut following Thank Me Later, which entered with 447,000 copies in June 2010.



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116 Comments

  1. Rob

    Young Money’s Baby buying all the records again.smh.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Rob, STFU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i swear to god if i hear this shit from some1 again in real life im goin to slap the shit out of em.

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    Rob Reply:

    @uhuh, BADA BOOM!!!

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    Yeah Reply:

    @Rob,
    LMAO right! when Nicki drop she gon be predicted 1 mill first week CTFU!!!

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    spassem Reply:

    @Yeah,
    I already called that a few months ago lol….

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    Anthony Reply:

    @Rob,

    I agree with you there.

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @Rob, Where the hell would he find that many CD’s at? 100,000 cd’s would cost over $1,000,000. That doesn’t make any since; they would be too broke at this point to be doing this, if they did do it. That’s like saying he request all there songs on the radio, and buys all the seats during their concerts. Your statement has no points and a logical fallacy…fucking idiot.

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    The Truth Reply:

    @StarsAreBlind, I feel @Rob on this one. Drake calls himself real so many times in his album, it makes me think he’s fake, and fakes would do something like this. This is coming from a hardcore Young Money fan who goes to their concerts. Take Care is really soft and in no way can pull those numbers off, same with C4. I’m not hating, I’m just being real.

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    mr_rosewood Reply:

    @The Truth, according to you, wouldnt that make you fake lol

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @mr_rosewood, Lmao, I know right.

    @The Truth, Take Care is not weak. I agree C4 was, and I bought both. Take Care just takes a couple listens before you start to get it, and once you do it’s really good. You said you go to the concerts, so where you the only person there standing by Birdman? If not, then what you saw were real fans who went out to buy his CD and didn’t illegally download it, and it’s like that for each of his shows. I know at least 3 people who bought it. How do you convince yourself that out of the over 100,000,000 people, just in the U.S., that 600,000 of them wouldn’t by his album? Knowing he is a popular rapper signed to a big label who’s singles always get syndicated. Birdman isn’t the one nominating him for awards or putting out good reviews of his album. Logic is your friend, and I’m going to need you guys to hang out more.

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    The Truth Reply:

    @StarsAreBlind, NO they were real people who spent their hard working money to go to the concerts and I admit I was one of them. But lately, C4 and Take Care makes me wonder about Drakes and Lil Waynes masculinity. Im just not into this type of music anymore. It’s too slow and braggy with douchebag-type lyrics. i like REAL music such as Pac, Biggie, Eminem, etc…..but young money is fake.

    FYI, I WAS A HARDCORE YOUNG MONEY FAN LOL.

    THETRUTH Reply:

    @The Truth, DO NOT STEAL MY NAME TO GIVE OUT UR VIEWS, I REPEAT DO NOT USE MY NAME SMH- U R SOOOOO FAKE YOU STEAL PPLS NAMES, IS THAT WHAT TROLLING HAS COME TO? jACKING SCREENAMES OF REGULARS ON THIS SITE?

    PS- C4 was WACK more WACK than Drake’s album

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    The Truth Reply:

    @THETRUTH, ??? what? i don’t know who you are nor did copy you?

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    Rob Reply:

    @StarsAreBlind, BADA BOOM!!!

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    Latonya Reply:

    @Rob, lmao as funny as that is! I really don’t believe they would have to buy this record, Take care got MAD great beautiful reviews. Even with the leak (a couple of days earlier) Drake is gonna sale great. I loved the album, there are so many people buying the album not only for support but because Take Care genuinely is a great album Hiphop/ R&b.

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    The Truth Reply:

    Hate me or love me, I’m just speaking the truth.

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  2. CITY

    GOT DAMN…YALL CANT EVEN HATE..YOUNG MONEY IS ON TOP OF THE WORLD RITE NOW…U BETTA GET IT WHILE U CAN BOI, CUZ ALL THAT HYPE MITE NOT B THE SAME IN THE COMING YEARS BOI…BIG UP 2 DRAKE!

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    M.D Reply:

    @CITY, Damn man, you sound as dumb as hell right now :/

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    Ro Reply:

    @CITY, what is good bout Young Money?. birdman said it himself he doesnt care about rap & only making money..money=Hip Pop…. theyre pointin hip hop in a wrong direction besides drake sometimes

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  3. DrakeTakeCare

    YESSSSSSSSSSS DRIZZYYYY THE KING OF OUR GENERATION…and this album definetly DESERVES it!!!!
    3rd album>A MILLI A MILLI A MILLI A MILLI!!!!

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    Haters Stay Pressed! Reply:

    @DrakeTakeCare, ‘King of Our Generation’?!?! GTFOH!!!Drake is FAR from the King of ANYTHING! He is over hyped and over rated and this album is WEAK!

    Delusioanl ass stan! SMH!

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    TeamDrickiNYC Reply:

    @Haters Stay Pressed!, Why are you mad?

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  4. nickisbitch

    yyeesssss!!! thats what im saying! that new albums dope, he deserves this!!! YMCMB for liiffee bitches!!

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    Taken Care Of Reply:

    @nickisbitch, dont worry they gonna do the same thing for nic(kim)inaj in the immediate future..psssh!

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    ree ree Reply:

    @Taken Care Of, hoe get on nicki the best b##ch

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  5. Redchainsaw

    That’s a HUGE life,they predicted watch the throne would do around those numbers and it didn’t,and watch the throne is an amazing album….I’m not a fan of Drake his music is very corney and predictable Young Money As A Whole is corney…if he does sell that much I’ll be surprise but his target audience are ghetto kids 14-20 and ghettos grown Ups 21-35

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    Greg Reply:

    @Redchainsaw, “Ghetto” kids and grown ups? That’s an incredibly ignorant comment coming from an unintelligent person. Check your grammar and spelling before calling names.

    Let’s see what you have to say next week when those numbers are final.

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    Redchainsaw Reply:

    @Greg, You must be his target audience,did I offend you?

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Redchainsaw, lol

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    THETRUTH Reply:

    @Redchainsaw,Where have you been? Ghetto people Don’t BUY albums they download it illegally as soon as they here the word LEAK LMFAO, you must be living under a rock the people who buy a majority of hip hop albums believe it or not are middle class white people from the ages of 14-25 so check ur statistics, Drake is so clean cut that the white folks will sap that up- plus he is half Jewish the Jews will never let another Jew fall especially not in the ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY which they practically run.

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    Jeremy Reply:

    @Redchainsaw,

    And who was watch the throne aimed at? OAP?

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    Beyonce is desperate Reply:

    @Jeremy, Camels and apes!

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    spassem Reply:

    @Beyonce is desperate,

    Hol-up now… chill out…
    thats overboard…lol…

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    spassem Reply:

    @Redchainsaw,
    WTF…
    STFU!

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  6. WatchTheThrone

    people stop hating. these days, rarely does an album talking about real ish debut at #1. people should be happy that this is a #1 hip hop album that doesn’t focus on having sex, killing people, or doing drugs.

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    Gabe Reply:

    @WatchTheThrone, How is what drake real. All he raps about is fantasy lifestyle that only the rich and famous can relate too. So how can what he raps about be real. He has good flow and isn’t a bad rapper but his music is definately not real shit. You want real shit listen to nas. He’s the only real commercially successful rapper left

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    WatchTheThrone Reply:

    @Gabe, marvin’s room, take care, shot for me, doing it wrong, the real her, look what you’ve done
    if you can’t relate to any of those songs then i feel sorry for you.
    btw nas is probably the realest rapper alive but he isn’t commercially successful right now.

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    Shade Reply:

    @Gabe, What fantasy lifestyle? He goes through real shit so what if he is rich and famous he makes it relatable and even when he doesn’t who said you had to relate to him? Good flow? He has so many great flows. He music is real shit you wouldn’t know real kid. Nas isn’t a commercial success nor is he the only real rapper left.

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  7. YOLO

    Take Care is the album that deserves a milli, not C4 lol.

    So that’s why other rappers are releasing diss tracks to Drake today? So they can become relevant again in the business because they know they know they know. lol

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    bugattiboy Reply:

    @YOLO, *cough* ludacris *cough* *cough*

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  8. montreal

    i dnt feel his buzz or singles was big enough for these numbers

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  9. Trina

    Im proud of Drake. However, I do see this success as being another “Record label phase”. Remember wen Ruff Ryders pushed numbers in 00, Murder Inc. in 02, G-Unit in 03, and Diddy’s revamped Bad Boy team in 06. No shade, but I see young money ending up the same way…

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    Cycles Reply:

    @Trina,
    TRUTH

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  10. nicole

    birdman name is written all over this aint nobody stupid 70% people didnt like the album when it leaked hmmm i smell birdman name on it no hating just stating the facts

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    BB Reply:

    @nicole, You reek of jealousy.

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    nene Reply:

    @nicole, Facts??? What proof do you have that Birdman bought the albums?

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    RDK Reply:

    @nicole,lock you stinking a-ss up,jealousy and envy have you people away.

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    jj Reply:

    @nicole, how did you come up with your stats…70% huh?? imma need you to show how that’s valid

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  11. myke

    um…i would predict 500k

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  12. Lil Kim

    .::dRiZZy CANt d0 N0tHiN WHEN LiL KiMMi3 bLANC0 iZ bREAKiNG RECORDZ 0N PAyPAL::. ~ BLACK FRiDAY Y’ALL

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    Curt Reply:

    @Lil Kim, really lol, really?

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    Holtz Reply:

    @Lil Kim, you got some problems with caps lock. you should let your keyboard checked.

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    Beyonce is desperate Reply:

    @Lil Kim, Lmao, Kim get your azz back to the surgery table so that I can fix your face!

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    Cycles Reply:

    @Lil Kim,
    I dig Kim 2 the end but U jokin right?

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    Latonya Reply:

    @Lil Kim, as long as you typing like that NOBODY is gonna take you or lil kim seriously when represent for ya idol please do it correctly. tsk tsk, bitch

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    ree ree Reply:

    @Lil Kim, as long is nicki in the game kim will never win and thats a fact hoe!teamminaj4life go buy TAKECARE

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  13. jazmine

    Yeah okay.

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  14. RDK

    i see you drake i have my copy its fire keep doing you drake.

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  15. The Truth

    I’m just being real with ya’ll and finna say Birdman’s copping 75% of those albums. Ya’ll say what you want but that’s just me speaking the truth.

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  16. Music

    should do those numbers, coz its a classic album

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    CarsoFast Reply:

    @Music,
    Yeah pretty much…

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    thekidf Reply:

    @Music, yo what u smoking ill take some of that classic SMH so ur putting him up there with jay-z nas 2pac b.i.g hell even eminem smh hip-hop is truly dead

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    Music Reply:

    thats your opinion and you need to move forword and coz ur just stuck in the past

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  17. ThatBoy

    I love how people say YM is buying the CD’s smh… Just can’t stand to see another black man succeed… Its a damn shame

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    AmbeRussell Reply:

    @ThatBoy, haha and ym cant see another black man shine neither. how many times birdman diss jay z? nicki dissing kim in every song she release after black friday, why is it ok for them to talk shit, but its wrong when some1 says something about ym?
    amberussell on youtube

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    Sportz Reply:

    @AmbeRussell, I’m sorry, but the fact that Birdman disses Hov and Nicki disses Kim has nothing to do with race.

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    ree ree Reply:

    @Sportz, THANK YOU F##K LIL KIM ITS BARBIE B##CH NICKI STAY WINNING AND THATS ALL THAT MATTER DAMN THIS IS ABOUT DRAKE AND YOU PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT BIRDMAN,JAYZ,LIL KIM AND NICKI DAMN LET DRAKE SHINE!

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  18. JHP

    Everyone feels the need to hate when someone’s sucessful. I predicted Drizzy would do anywhere from 400k-600k. His album is actually a good album, it’s scored 84% on metacritic which indicates “Universal Acclaim”. Watch The Throne didn’t really have a big single when it dropped, Otis & Paris didn’t get popular until afterwards really. Headlines gets a lot of play on the radio, and Marvins Room was a big record still, look how many people covered it. In my school, and on FB I always see ppl talking about Drake, he’s one of the most popular artist out right now, like it or not. Hov always does around 400k, and Ye will never ever fully recover his image to the point it was before the Taylor Swift sh*t.

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    CarsoFast Reply:

    @JHP,
    I feel U…
    IDK about that Kanye Statement… I feel Kanye can still do platinum status… especially after WTT going platinum…

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    BIGTALK Reply:

    @JHP, i actually believe jay-z next solo album will sell alot more than it has sold in recent years (maybe because of how great his performance was on WTT) but yeah, and drake is definitely an anticipated artist -so is nicki, so they’re gonna sell alot , maybe even more than wayne ultimately, because they’re still growing as artists and so is they’re fan base…

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  19. KillBill

    Birdman seems like he is that type of person. When Wayne sold 950,000 in a week that story came and went, it’s like something is fishy. I don’t see nobody talking about the album. Next Nicki gone open up high.

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  20. BigSean&CiaraFan

    People dont like it? then why are all the songs all over itunes charts, i bet half of you aint even preview it. everyone did think it would be bad, but now everyone i talk yo that said that like it now.
    so them + drake fans = high first week.
    this sales thing will be proven when tyga, jay sean, and birdman drop their albums.

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  21. Kayla

    Yes!!! I’m one of the fans who supported him and waited until it officially came out to buy the album. I’m so I’m so I’m so proud of him!

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  22. Taken Care Of

    For some reason I dont believe it, but good for him and yees somehow ymcmb bought most the copies and they will do the same for Nic(kim)inaj :)

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    NICKI MINAJ WON Reply:

    @Taken Care Of, BIRDMAN NOT BUYING THEIR STUFF THATS CRAZY U PEOPLE THINK THAT. STOP BEING MAD YMCMB IS WINNING THEY RUNNING THIS RAP S##T RIGHT NOW THEY PLAY THERE STUFF ALL DAY ON THE RADIO. PEOPLE LOVE THEM LIL WAYNE FAN BASE WILD DRAKE FAN BASE SICK AND NICKI MINAJ FAN BASE CRAZY. AND THERE FANS BUY THEIR ALBUMS I MEAN BIRDMAN MITE BUY 10 OR 15 OF THEM BUT THAT ALL THEY GOT FANS STOP HATEN ON THEM!

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    Ro Reply:

    @NICKI MINAJ WON, theyre all corny rappers & we all kno radio music today is terrible nowadays.. couldnt tell much of a difference between radio & kidz bop

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  23. dia

    i believe he would do very well maybe more than those #s because it is an amazing album he takes u on a journey about his life and i like that he had even his grandma on take care, great reviews on album drake is killing the game right now

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    CarsoFast Reply:

    @dia,
    I believe so 2….

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  24. V

    That’s sum bullll. Baby is deff buying up all the records. Stake and Lil Wayne’s hype this time around fit their albums were not as big as thank me later and the carter 4. How the hell are they selling as much and more?? Something in the milk ain’t clean!

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    drizzy Reply:

    Ur retarded headlines did better than over as a single nd make me proud did just as good as find your love nd I’m on one was big nd ina year ofcourse hed have more fans cuz more ppl hear him his sales make sense nd tha carter IV had really successful singles

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  25. V

    Drake and lil Wayne’s *****

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  26. Mar

    Y’all want me to be honest? Drake is better than Wayne. And you know something else? I wouldn’t be surprised if he cracked a million the first week.

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    thatcoolguy Reply:

    @Mar, he aint gonna hit a million and IF he does you brainwashed ymcmb fans will piss ur pjs BADA BOOM

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    Drizzy Reply:

    @Mar, I think we need to wait till next album to go a milli first week. but like drake said, it don’t matter about sales, its about the acclaim he gets. and hands down, this has been the hip hop album of the year.

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  27. OVOXO

    Haters are mad … again

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  28. what

    why didnt birdman buy drakes albums?
    drake shouldve done 1 mil

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  29. Dash

    KII @ some of the gorlz and boyz! I know you hatin’ bitches are gagging right now! lol

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  30. kellster

    how this nigga talks about that his there for his fans and does it for them yet he cant even commit to a promise gave himself leaving tons of people at best buy with out an autograph or even allow his face to be seen.. horrible just horrible so many fans left devastated..

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  31. jj

    hold the fck up you simple folks lack obvious logic why the hell would bird man sPend a million dollars on drake cd’s when drake is an investment??
    do you clowns know nothing about the business? what good would it be to buy your own product and not get and money out of it??
    how does that shit even make sense to yall
    if anything YM would test to see if drake could actually make them some money…just like any record label drake would get the boot if he didn’t deliver with the numbers, they wouldn’t bail him out by spending more of their money
    are yall retarded??
    hating so hard you end up not even making sense

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    NICKI MINAJ WON Reply:

    @jj, THANK YOU THATS MAKING MONEY BACKWARDS LIKE S##T THEY JUST MAD YMCMB IS WINNING!

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  32. Big nuts

    Well deserved it’s been getting rave reviews, he deserves to do those numbers unlike the carter iv

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  33. Chris

    I feel like birdman DID buy quite a few Th carter IV’s, but i think take care actually deserves these numbers.

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    Sportz Reply:

    @Chris, In case you are yet to realize, Lil Wayne is an icon for this generation. You can say that Tha Carter IV wasn’t anywhere near what it was expected to be, but you can’t say that those sales aren’t legitimate. How to Love, 6 Foot 7 Foot, and She Will all had major mainstream success. Lil Wayne was performing 45,000+ people every night for about 3 months. Just accept it.

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  34. Blaze

    As a Drake fan I was very disappointed with this album its a mess there are some good songs tho but as a whole didn’t Care much for Take Care #Next

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    Sportz Reply:

    @Blaze, I love this album, but I slightly prefer Thank Me Later. Fireworks, The Resistance, and Unforgettable are amazing songs.

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    BLUNTMINDED Reply:

    @Blaze, Your not a REAL fan then….

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  35. Kyle

    Those #’s exceed my expectations, not gonna lie. Good for him though! It’s a dope album and you can tell you put some time into it.

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  36. DrakeTakeCare

    i’ll BOUGHT it…because this album is a CLASSIC for sure…so for the people who don’t got it…my advice, buy it, it is worth it!!!!

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    BLUNTMINDED Reply:

    @DrakeTakeCare, The Truth^ , I bought 3 copies ….

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  37. NICKI MINAJ WON

    DRAKE THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST ALBUM I HEARD IN A LONG TIME YMCMB NICCA!

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  38. TIFF

    WHY PEOPLE KEEP TALKING ABOUT THE FIRST WEEK DRAKE DON’T HAVE TO DO A MILLI THE FIRST WEEK ITS ABOUT YOUR OVER ALL NUMBERS I REMEBER JUVE ALBUM SOLD 280,000 THE FIRST WEEK AND WENT ON AND SOLD 7MILLION OVER ALL SO FIRST WEEK MEAN S##T LEAVE THAT FOR GAGA AND LIL WAYNE AND EM TO DO DAMN!

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  39. bknyhustle

    finally lay hands on my copy of the “Holy Take Care”

    this blessin, all my sins been forgiven…

    the proof that you dnt gotta die to go to heaven…

    #thankyouJewGawd

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  40. chris shorts

    take care is iconic this is trendsending music hes doing what should be done and thats making real music , he gonna do well

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  41. Tiger's Ex Wife

    It’s a good album, but I think his previous one is much better!

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  42. KadafI_213

    N!GGAS need to stop hating and start congratulating, this is a classic to me Drake doing something different and i expected he do this numbers after his album leaked, this is a good ass Album go and cop you Take Care #DrakeTime

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  43. KadafI_213

    and oh yes if Birdman been buying these albums he will be MC hammer broke already and not pop up on forbes list every year how you explain that stop being a f#cking stupid and just be glad for a brother doing Good numbers in these hard times, damn i wish Cole did this numbers too he deserve success he good and J.Cole and Drake is our future legends no lie

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  44. Hugh

    Imso imso imso imso imso Proud of Drake

    This album is the truth. Wish i was in the US to boost the sales

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  45. Jason

    Are these people discussing my career again?
    Asking if I’ll be going platinum in a year again
    Don’t I got the shit the world wanna hear again?
    Don’t Michael Jordan still got his hoop earring in?
    Man all of your flows bore me: paint drying
    And I don’t ever be trippin off of what ain’t mine
    And I be hearing the shit you say through the grapevine
    But jealousy is just love and hate at the same time
    It’s been that way from the beginning
    I just been playing, I aint even notice I was winning
    And this is the only sound you should fear
    Man, these kids wear crowns over here and everything is alright.

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  46. BLUNTMINDED

    Young Money & Cash Money are 2 diff things -.-
    Sooo Move it Along Ppl….

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  47. don't hate yo

    this is a good album

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  48. A Realist

    I love stan wars. =)

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  49. WhiZZkid

    Drake truly deserves it! how many rappers are in the game that couldn’t shine. Man, Drake, you deserve watchu getting! belee watchu see, MUFFFKA.

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  50. yeezi & hov

    the sales is not the quality,takecare is soft album not really god sounds like an r&b album of bad quality.

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    The Truth Reply:

    @yeezi & hov, you speak the truth

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  51. The Truth

    numbers dont mean s***. what matters is the content and this is some really bad content. Obv this is coming from someone who loves hip-hop and grew up listening to REAL people (Tupac, Biggie, Eminem (back when he was more slim shadyish))…sorry young money is fake money and thats the only reason they sell alot. Thats just me speaking the truth.

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