Drake’s New Album Debuts At No. 1 With 658,000 Copies In This Week’s Album Sales (10/2/2013)
The numbers are in. As previously reported, Drake’s third studio effort Nothing Was The Same has topped the Billboard 200 albums chart. NWTS officially sold 658,000 copies its first week, marking Drizzy’s highest selling album of his career. The album is the biggest rap release for the genre since Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV debuted at No. 1 in September 2011.
Elsewhere, 2 Chainz’s B.O.A.T.S. II: #MeTime and MMG’s Self Made Vol. 3 moved significant numbers. However, industry forecasters are already looking ahead to next week’s chart, which say Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 will be top of the Billboard 200. Here’s our breakdown of this week’s releases, as well as the rest of the albums that placed on the charts.
Danny Brown, Old October 8
Pusha T, My Name Is My Name October 8
Oddisee, The Beauty In All October 8
Waka Flocka Flame, Flockaveli 2 October 8
Dom Kennedy, Get Home Safely October 15
Black Milk, No Poison, No Paradise October 15
Young Dro, High Times October 15
Devin The Dude, One For The Road October 15
At No.2 is Kings Of Leon’s Mechanical Bull that sold 115,088 copies. Other rap releases to pay attention to is Jay Z’s Magna Carta … Holy Grail and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s The Heist. Although they have released earlier this year, the two albums managed to sell a couple thousand every week.
2. Kings Of Leon - Mechanical Bull - 115,088
10. Metallica - Metallica Through The Never - 25,124
16. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines - 16,441
17. 2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S. II #MeTime - 15,967
21. The Weeknd - Kiss Land - 14,907
23. Maybach Music Group - MMG Presents: Self Made, Vol. 3 - 14,356
29. Jay Z - Magna Carta ... Holy Grail - 13,965
35. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience - 12,444
43. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 8,854