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Rapper Drake is at the top of the Billboard album chart this week.
The Canadian rapper lands his third No.1 album on the Billboard charts this week.
Rapper Drake vaulted straight to No.1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, as his latest album garnered the second-largest sales week of the year so far.
Nothing Was The Same, the third studio album from the Canadian rapper, sold 658,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. Only Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, which opened with 968,000 copies in March, outsold Nothing Was The Same in a one-week period.
All three of Drake’s studio albums have debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and Nothing Was The Same is the biggest opening week for a rap album since the September 2011 debut of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV.
Drake’s latest came in ahead of six other new debuts in the top 10 of the album chart this week. Nashville rockers Kings Of Leon entered the chart at No.2 with its latest album Mechanical Bull selling 110,000 copies.
Pop singers Cher and Elton John landed behind Kings Of Leon, with the dance diva’s latest album Closer To The Truth at No.3 and the British pianist’s Diving Board at No.4.
Other new debuts in the top 10 included heavy metal rockers Dream Theater at No.7 with its self-titled album, electronic dance music group Krewella’s Get Wet at No.8 and heavy metal band Metallica’s Through The Never, a soundtrack album for its new film, at No.9. — Reuters
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