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Drake 'Nothing Was The Same' Debuts At No. 1 In U.S.

Drake ‘Nothing Was The Same’ Debuts At No. 1 In U.S.; First Week Sales

The numbers are in and Drake is #1. Last week Drake’s junior album ‘Nothing Was The Same’ was officially released to the general public. Yesterday ‘Nothing Was The Same’ debuted at #2 in the UK and today it debuts at #1 in the U.S.

With approximately  658,179 copies sold, ‘Nothing Was The Same’ gives Drake the highest debut out of all three of his albums. In 2010, ‘Thank Me Later’ debuted with 447,000 copies sold while ‘Take Care’ debuted in 2011 with 631,000 copies.  ‘Nothing Was The Same’ is Drake’s third number one album. “Hold On, We’re Going Home” is currently climbing as it went 13-8 this week on the Billboard Pop chart giving Drake his fifth top ten single. Congrats Drake! Very proud.

According to Billboard: 

Since 2010, only seven other albums logged larger weeks than “Nothing Was the Same’s” debut. Timberlake’s “20/20″ was one of them, obviously. Before that, in 2012, Taylor Swift’s “Red” bowed with 1.2 million, while Adele’s “21″ surged to 730,000 in the week after her sweep at the Grammy Awards. In 2011, the previously mentioned Lil Wayne debuted, as did Lady Gaga with “Born This Way” (1.1 million). And, in 2010, Swift’s “Speak Now” and Eminem’s “Recovery” both started big: with 1 million and 741,000, respectively, in their first weeks.

Drake’s new album has already earned a pair of top 10 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart: lead cut “Started From the Bottom” (peaking at No. 2) and “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (No. 3). Last week, the set’s “Wu-Tang Forever” reached No. 13 on the tally.

 

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