Started from the Bottom, Now Drake’s Got His Third Number One Album

By: Robert Kessler / October 2, 2013

Drake‘s Nothing Was the Same has debuted at number one on the Billboard chart, selling 658,000 copies in its first week. That’s the second-biggest debut this year, after Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience Part 1.

This is both Drake’s third album and his third number one debut, giving him a perfect record. However, at 658,000, Nothing Was the Same is his biggest debut yet. It is also the biggest week for a rap album since Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter IV in 2011.

The success of Nothing Was the Same is especially impressive, considering the album leaked online a week before it was released.

Congrats, Aubrey!