Drake Set to Top Next Week’s Billboard 200 Chart
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.25.2013
Nothing Was the Same poised to make huge debut…
Billboard reports that Drake is projected to top the Billboard 200 chart next week with his new album release, Nothing Was the Same.
Drake's new set is on course to debut with over 675,000 copies sold which would easily give him the No. 1 spot. The album is his third full-length release. This would also give Drake the second largest sales week of the year, only second to Justin Timberlake's debut with The 20/20 Experience selling over 968,000 copies in its first week of release.
This also marks Drake's third consecutive No. 1 album. It will also mark the largest sales week for a hip-hop album since Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV debuted at No. 1 with 964,000 in September 2011.
Kings of Leon are likely to enter at the No. 2 slot with Mechanical Bull. the album is expected to sell around 120,000 copies.
Cher's new album, Closer to the Truth, is projected for a No. 3 debut with around 65,000 copies. This will be the highest-charting solo album ever for Cher. Previously, she's never gone higher than No. 4 with her solo albums.
Elton John's new release, The Diving Board, is expected to bow at No. 4 with around 45,000 copies sold.
Other albums expected to make big debuts include Dream Theater's self-titled album, Krewella's Get Wet, Sting's The Last Ship, and Metallica's soundtrack to their film, Metallica: Through the Never.