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