Must See: Drake Eyes Major First Week Numbers With ‘Nothing Was The Same’

Published: Wednesday 25th Sep 2013 by David

He’s the Rap royal renown for pulling in numbers the even likes of Rihanna has never seen.

Now, by way of a fan base that spans far wider than the realms of Hip Hop, Drake is on course to secure mind blowing first week digits for his brand new LP ‘Nothing Was The Same’.

So mind blowing, that we’d encourage any who consider themselves ‘Drake haters’ to avoid reading what we’ve got waiting below.


Predicted chart position: #1

Predicted sales figure: 675-725,000 units.

Set to give him the second highest debut figure of 2013- following the 968,000 Justin Timberlake‘s ’20/20‘ moved upon its release in March- ‘Same‘s sales will ensure the Rapper lands his third consecutive #1 album and his highest selling first week number to date.

For, with 2010’s ‘Thank Me Later’ swinging by with 447,000 units and 2011’s ‘Take Care’ debuting with 631,000 units, both will fail to match ‘Nothing‘s numbers, helped in part by the smash hit buzz single that was ‘Started From The Bottom’, and its launch single ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home‘.


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  1. Molly September 25, 2013

    When will Rihanna or Beyonce ever do them numbers????????? Especially Beyonce since shes supposed to be the greatest thing since Michael Jackson.

    • Ms92 September 25, 2013

      Erm… Beyonce has darling.

      • Molly September 25, 2013

        Beyonce never sold 700 k first week with a solo album so sit.

      • Ms92 September 25, 2013

        I know you are a bit touchy about first week sales thanks to 57k, but Beyonces first week sales have all been very successful. So lets not try and shade boo until your fav can do better.

      • mekaela September 25, 2013

        What the f*** beyonce have to do with this keep it moving im no b fan but its crazy how u haters try comparing apples and orange beyonce have half a billion dollars in the bank she dont need to work anymore leave ri out of this too

    • B-Rocka September 25, 2013

      @Molly…..sweetie…BDAY went gold the very first day it came out…..look it up honey……now have several \_ \_ \_

      • Molly September 25, 2013

        But b**** did she ever sell 725 k first week he did 200k more than her highest numbers his numbers get better with every album while King beys decreases with every album OOOOP!

      • SLAY_HIVE September 25, 2013

        But your fave FLOPS with each album OOP!! CIERROR and NONFACTOR SQUAD would rejoice if they ever seen Bey’s lowest numbers! Seethe h**!

      • Ms92 September 25, 2013

        Has ‘Ciara’ gone Toilet Paper yet? You should not be worrying about Beyoncé.

      • iconic cici September 25, 2013

        Ciara the only r&b artist with a gold single in the past two years her album is doing fine once overdose hits radio its a wrap for Beyonce.

      • SLAY_HIVE September 25, 2013

        HOW is Cierror the only R&B artist that has gold in two years…Did you forget about Loveee song(Gold), LOT(GOLD), BEST THING I NEVER HAD(PLATINUM).within two years! Cierror struggles to go Gold

      • iconic cici September 25, 2013

        First off loveee song isnt r&b its trash…. Second best thing is a pop ballad not r&b learn your genres b****. Btw those songs are so forgettable I forget they even where out within the last 2 years.. Everyone knows body was the best r&b record of the past 3 years it will get grammy nominations bet that.

      • mekaela September 25, 2013

        Molly leave b alone and go suck a lollipop beyonce has sixteen grammies can anyone artist of her generation say that molly stfu u sound ignorant I really want to say ignant

      • SLAY_HIVE September 25, 2013

        Kiii @ you trying to discredit! If lovee song is trash, so is Body parts, being that Cierror’s boo wrote both! Too bad “the biggest R&B record in 3 years”<—–LIES, did absolutely nothing for her Flop album

        BTINH is a pop R&B ballad! Learn your genres tramp! 🙂 🙂

    • SLAY_HIVE September 25, 2013


      • Molly September 25, 2013

        B**** but aren’t Rihanna and Beyonce mega worldwide stars??? Why can’t they sell over 600k in this damn decade. Don’t worry about ciaras numbers since shes not on their level remember.. you fans gas those 2 b****** up like they can really sell records like Gaga Adele Justin & Drake.

      • SLAY_HIVE September 25, 2013

        BUT Beyonce’s WW #’s s*** on Drake’s and so does Rihject’s!It’s a known fact that rappers debut well but fall off later! You’re also right about your fave not being on their level, which means you shouldnt even comment on sells! SIT!

      • Molly September 25, 2013

        Whatever c*** im done talking to your b**** ass..

      • SLAY_HIVE September 25, 2013

        Bye! *chuckles*

    • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) September 25, 2013

      @molly B****

    • Kristy September 25, 2013

      Beyonce can never sell a million first week like Gaga.

      • SLAY_HIVE September 25, 2013

        Gaga needed a 99 cent discount boo, she won’t see those numbers this time around 😉

      • Ms92 September 25, 2013

        Too bad she had to discount her album to 99c to do so

      • Kristy September 25, 2013

        Even without the dollar sells Born this way still outsold 4 dumbass.

        650k> 319k tell bey I said catch up h**.

      • Ms92 September 25, 2013

        But she still only got to 1 mill with 99c discounts.

  2. Ms92 September 25, 2013

    Congrats Drake!!

  3. LA LA September 25, 2013

    CANADA STAND UP!!!!!!!

    Proud of this guy!

    And it was good seeing him and Keshia Chante talk about their past on 106 and Park last night!!!!!!!

  4. OVOBarbie September 25, 2013

    When will your faves.

    • TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! September 26, 2013

      Taylor already has.. twice..

  5. harry September 25, 2013

    and tamar will have the best selling rnb female album this year!! SMOOCHES!!

    • FAF September 25, 2013

      doesn’t mariah have one coming, tho ?

    • LA LA September 25, 2013


      • R**** Stan September 25, 2013

        Ariana is R&B/POP, Tamar is R&B period!

  6. pat September 25, 2013

    congrats. I must say that his music is a breath a fresh air amongst all the other bs in hip hop, everytime.

  7. Kim Kardashian Stan September 25, 2013

    His weakest album to date imo but congrats anyways.

  8. HausMuthaAdele September 25, 2013

    Queen Aubriana giving the girls a run for their money. Yaasss b****, get dem sales.

  9. Scheissethroned(GrapejuiceKing) September 25, 2013

    That’s really GOOD!

    And people said drag would never be mainstream

    *Walks Back Inside Castle*

  10. Bravo!! September 25, 2013

    Congrats Drake!! Jayz and Drake Cd are the best Hiphop albums so far this year. I hope when Drake leave “Young Money” he goes to Jayz label.

    • Dave September 25, 2013

      No Drake should not go to Jay-Z either.

  11. Draggin4MrsCarter September 25, 2013

    Our faves could never.

  12. FAF September 25, 2013

    I like the album, I still haven’t gotten into “The Motion” though he has such a broad audience even with his leak he slayed.. Congrats !

  13. FAF September 25, 2013

    he is undoubtedly on his way to becoming a legend at this point

  14. Evan September 25, 2013

    I see u haters say this Michael Jackson thing all the time .. Please show me the interview where beyonce said that because if SHE did u may have a point but if your getting that from stans (stans of all artists exaggerate that’s why they are called stans) you need too move on. But hey if u got the receipts from her mouth please show me. I’m waiting …

  15. opd2 September 25, 2013

    Gratz to him he doing is thing.

  16. mother monster September 25, 2013

    Gaga will outsell this f**….

    • opd2 September 25, 2013

      How will she out sell selling her album for 99C again?

      • RitasLipstick September 25, 2013

        Gaga can’t even outsell Katy so stop there.

      • iconic cici September 25, 2013

        Has Rita got an American release date yet?? Don’t come for Gaga b**** when Rita can never compete.

      • Scheissethroned(GrapejuiceKing) September 25, 2013

        Excuse me? Gaga sold 650k without the 99cents, that was just an extra 400k to her sales. So have SEVERAL

      • Kristy September 25, 2013


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  18. RoyalKev September 25, 2013

    Impressive! Drake is definitely a major player now! Congrats!

  19. Boss September 25, 2013

    All that for that album. That album was just str8.

  20. Kristy September 25, 2013

    @Molly I see know lies why cant Rihanna do these numbers with all these hits she has same goes for bey.

    • SLAY_HIVE September 25, 2013

      Molly strop replying to yourself h**! No one agrees with you kii

  21. Suicide Blonde September 25, 2013

    Never liked him or his music, same case with J. Cole.

    • Molly September 25, 2013

      You like gay ass Madonna its understandable

      • Suicide Blonde September 25, 2013

        And with that you mean that Madonna’s music is bad and Drake’s music is MASTERPIECE, no wonder your generation sucks, big time.

    • FAF September 25, 2013

      I’m sure you like Mac Miller, eminem and Macklemore, pompous f**.

  22. Mark111 September 25, 2013

    It’ll be more. I say a million first week.

    When will Chris Brown? Sorry not sorry.

  23. Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 25, 2013

    And I cannot believe I contributed to those figures, I don’t like his ass anymore, name dropping Rihanna for publicity.

    Whatever Drakeisha.

    • iconic cici September 25, 2013


      • Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 25, 2013


      • iconic cici September 25, 2013

        Sis are you excited to see Rihanna get her ass beat all over again??? Kiiiiii

      • Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 25, 2013

        Are you excited to see Ciara Flop all over again?

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    • Molly September 25, 2013


  24. iconic cici September 25, 2013

    Congrats Drake, J.cole Kendrick Lamar and Old z have nothing on you, b**** you better work!!!!

    • Jeff September 25, 2013

      And to think Drake was buying up l\all J. Cole’s CD’s at Best Buy’s so he can get that #1 spot. Maybe this is what he did with his own also

      • iconic cici September 25, 2013

        Stfu B****

      • FAF September 25, 2013

        Irrelevant. Soundscan only counts the first 4 or 5 albums you purchase. You’d have to do separate transactions.

  25. Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 25, 2013

    So Drakeisha is going to double 300K can’t be tamed by Mikey in a couple of days.

    Mikey will group Drakeisha next for a hit single, too bad unless she is Francine Ocean, that d*** will be limp.

  26. ratedxxx(bitter b****** always first) September 25, 2013

    I f**** with drake so good for him….he made me a fan when I heard him on aston martin music, with rick ross(another of my favs), and Chrisette Michele..

    you have to hear the extended version of the aston martin music to see how great drake is as a rapper..

  27. Jeff September 25, 2013

    I hope Drake didn’t do another J. Cole on us. Like buying up all J. Cole’s CD’s to out sell K West. Anyhow Congrats to him even if he bought his own CD’s or not.

  28. Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 25, 2013

    Mikey, hit Disney show, rabid fan base and Drakeisha doubles 300K can’t be tamed with name drops.

    Mikey now has to be passed around rappers like a blunt and suck Mike Will Made It’s limp d*** for a hit.

    Can’t handle 300K can’t be tamed slayage, when will your fav?

  29. Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 25, 2013

    Even with Disney show, Mikey performing in empty arenas with 300K can’t be tamed. arenas Selena Gomez’s basic ass could fill.

    And yet 300K can’t be tamed struggling to fill she has to group Robin Thicke.

  30. Molly September 25, 2013

    Anyways see you fake b****** later I need to get ready my man is taking me out to the movies too see insidious chapter 2 & then out to eat.. #MyFablousLife

    • SLAY_HIVE September 25, 2013

      LIES SPOTTED! Kiii

  31. Omari September 25, 2013

    Good for him!

  32. ratedxxx(bitter b****** always first) September 25, 2013

    why can’t rihanna and beyonce get those big numbers, since they are both the top black women in music, tours,clothing line, perfume and huge endorsements ….

    I’m going to keep it 100…if any of you stans gets your little feeling hurt over what I’m about to say..come fight my keyboard…

    lets starts with rihanna….I like rihanna, I think when it comes to music, she knows how to pick a hit..she makes music that suits her voice…we all know rihanna is far from being a vocalist…

    but rihanna is more of a single artist than an album seller..yes she has a couple of albums that has outsold alot of her competition…and her first week sales keeps going up and up…but the majority of the time she sells more singles than albums

    • Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 25, 2013

      Call me when Drake outsells LOUD WW.

    • FAF September 25, 2013

      No lies. She doesn’t even write 😆

  33. FAF September 25, 2013

    When will Beyoldce and Rihaids?? 😆

    • Pour It Up September 25, 2013

      When will Cierror and Dicki?

  34. ratedxxx(bitter b****** always first) September 25, 2013

    beyonce(the greatest entertainer and vocalist in the whole world) is not really a single artist…she sells albums…

    now the issue I have with beyonce and her dumb ass stupid morons fans, is that they think she’s the only R&B singer, slash pop star who’s selling the most..that she’s above every single R&B singers out there..

    WRONG…I always said this, alicia keys who’s only R&B shits on her album sales…

    beyonce’s highest selling first week was B-day 541k..and how many times was b-day was re released

    alicia keys has two albums who has over 600k and 700k

    alicia keys doesnt need to re release every single album she has just to get bigger numbers..

    the people don’t buy albums anymore is b*******, when you see drake, adele, gaga selling like hot cakes without having 10 number 1 singles off an album..

    beyonce is not as big of a seller people thinks she is..she has to re release her albums at least2, 3 times just so her numbers can appear huge..smoke and mirrors.

    • FAF September 25, 2013

      Girl On Fire aint even platinum though 😆

  35. Pour It Up September 25, 2013

    Good for Drakeisha. But people act like first week sales are the final decider. They are exactly that. First week sales only.

  36. Stop the drama Start the music September 25, 2013

    Good for him.

  37. ratedxxx(bitter b****** always first) September 25, 2013

    look at mariah…mariah has never been a huge first week album seller….her highest first week sale was like 460k

    I remember people used to say she was a single artist back in the day….but single artist don’t have 2,3 diamond albums..

    or that both her and her label used to used payola hence all the number 1 singles…

    now, riddle me this batmen..if I’m going to use my own money to appear bigger than I am..I’m not going to buy singles, I’m going to buy albums….

    my point is this, rihanna has the potential to be a another madonna..but she doesnt put any effort when it comes to performing…at least learn how to dance or something….

    she makes great music, but her performance of the music are not the best..

  38. Vee September 25, 2013

    WELLL DONE DRAKE! Well all know a lot of Hip Hop does great first week though but its more of a drastic downward spiral from there

  39. JER September 25, 2013

    But wasn’t he supposed to sell 900k??? #OOP

  40. Diego September 25, 2013

    Mary j blige did 730,000 with The Breakthrough and then 691,000 with growing pains sad u haters forget the queen of rnb

  41. MISHKA September 26, 2013

    Good for you, Dreamy Drake.

    He’s the perfect example that people can be not too fond of you, but at the same time can’t help but love and buy your music. You read that, Chris?

    He said he’s looking for his Beyonce, his female equal, a partner in crime to share this success with. Like Jay & Bey, Kanye & Kim, Jason & Jordin…

    All those rappers want a version of the Queen though LOL I was rooting for him and Rihanna but not anymore. You’ll find the perfect one Aubrey, don’t worry

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