Nothing was the same for Drake… except maybe his position on the charts.
The Grammy-winning rapper earns his third straight No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 album chart with his latest set, Nothing Was The Same. The album sold a whopping 658,000 copies in its first week of release, giving Drizzy his biggest opening sales week of his career. His 2010 major label debut album, Thank Me Later, opened with 447,000 copies, while 2011’s Take Care bowed with 631,000 copies sold in its first week.
NWTS, led by the singles “Started From The Bottom” and “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” also earns Drizzy the second biggest opening sales week of 2013 so far. The only other set to sell more in its debut week is Justin Timberlake‘s return to music, The 20/20 Experience, which sold an astonishing 968,000 copies.