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Drake Tops Charts with ‘Nothing Was the Same’

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After predictions and rumors, Drake officially has the No.1 album in the country this week. His third LP, ‘Nothing Was the Same,’ debuts at the top of the charts with over 650,000 copies sold.

Hits Daily Double reports that the rapper’s project sold an impressive 658,179 copies. The album is fueled by singles ‘Started From The Bottom’ as well as ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home.’ It is the only rap album atop this week’s Top 10. The second highest-selling album goes to Kings of Leon with 115,088 copies of ‘Mechanical Bull.’ The only LP to sell more copies in a week this year was Justin Timberlake‘s ‘The 20/20 Experience,’ earning 968,000 when it debuted in March, according to Billboard.

Although Drake predicted selling a million, rapping, “I think I’m sellin’ a million first week, man, I guess I’m a optimist” on Migos’ ‘Versace,’ his sales numbers are in line with (and exceed) his previous work. ‘Thank Me Later’ sold 447,000 copies first week in 2010, while its 2011 follow-up, ‘Take Care,’ clocked in around 631,000 copies in its first week.

Congrats Drake!

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