Drake lands at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts — moving 631,000 copies of Take Care!
As expected, Drake nets the third-largest sales week of 2011 for an album, as “Take Care” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 631,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The only two sets to sell more in a week this year were Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” debut (1.1 million) and Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV” start (964,000).
“Take Care” is Drake’s second chart-topper, following 2010’s “Thank Me Later,” which launched with 447,000. -via Billboard
… and here’s what Lil Wayne had to say about Drake’s big first week!
Listen to the audio below:
It’s a long way from mixtape infamy to the cover of GQ magazine. But Drake has successfully made that transition, and in the 2010 “Men of the Year” issue of the venerable men’s mag, Drizzy models some high-end Burberry and Billy Reid duds while dropping a bit of news about his next move.
Among the biggest revelations is that he’s decided to call his next album Take Care. Due next spring, Drake promised his second effort will be packed with more inescapable hits like “Best I Ever Had.”