Drake Tops Billboard Album Chart With 'Nothing Was The Same'
Drake's 'Nothing Was The Same' placed as expected at No.1 on the Billboard 200 album charts.
The Canadian rapper was expected to reach No.1 with the this latest set due to it including huge hits such as 'Hold On We're Going Home' and 'Started From The Bottom'.
The album was released on September 24th and according to Nielsen SoundScan, it has sold 658,000 copies in its first week, earning the second largest sales-week of 2013.
Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20 Experience' is the only album to sell more this year with a staggering 968,000 copies sold following its release in March.
The 26 year-old earned his best sales ever with 'Nothing Was The Same' with his previous album released in 2011, 'Take Care' bowed in with 631,000 copies taking top spot and his debut studio album 'Thank me Later' also reached No.1 by selling 447,000.
Drake has now reached Billboard Top 200 three consecutive times.
This week's top three albums are all debuts and is the first time this has occurred in a year. Taking the No.2 spot this week is Nashville rockers Kings Of Leon with their 6th studio album 'Mechanical Bull' selling 110,000 copies.
Cher made a triumphant return to the album charts with her 26th studio album 'Closer To The Truth' selling 63,000 copies, also making it her highest debut ever and it is the 67 year-olds first album in 11 years with the last one been the 2002 release of 'Living Proof'.
Another pop culture icon joins the top 5 as Elton John reaches No.4 with his new studio album 'The Diving Board' selling 47,000 copies and earning his 18th top 10 album.
To round off the top 5 is last week's No.1, as Jack Johnson's 'From Here To Now To You' only sold 37,000 copies in its second week.
Drake has already received success with the albums singles as 'Started From the Bottom' reached No.2 on the song charts and 'Hold On We're Going Home' finished at No.3.
Can it finish the year as the biggest Hip-hop album of 2013?
Drake has the second largest sales week of 2013 with 'Nothing Was The Same'