With Wale's new album, The Gifted, hitting store shelves yesterday, its no surprise that the early first week projections are already being made.

According to HDD, Wale's The Gifted is expected to move about 140-160k units in its first week. If these numbers hold true, which they usually do, The Gifted will debut at number 1 on Billboard this week. Now remember if this would've dropped last week, Wale would be behind both Kanye and J. Cole. The Gifted's album sales look to be identical to Wale's last album, Ambition, which debuted at number 2 on Billboard with 164k units sold back in 2011.

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