Drake has a lot to be thankful for this week. His sophomore LP, Take Care, officially debuts in the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart Wednesday (November 23). “I can’t even find the words to express my appreciation. … ’Thank you and I owe you’ is all that comes to mind … truly,” Drizzy tweeted Tuesday night in reaction to the news.
SoundScan tallies that Drizzy pushed over 631,000 copies of the album, which was released on November 15. It was forecasted that the Young Money soldier would sell as many as 700,000 copies, but he fell just south of that, not that he or anyone at his label is sweating over sales. YM CEO Lil Wayne told MTV News that he was more concerned with how Take Care is received critically.
“Pardon me for sounding however I sound with this statement, but we rich as sh–, so numbers and record sales, that doesn’t matter to none of us,” Wayne said. “We just want to get a perfect point across, a swell opinion across.”
Michael Bublé’s Christmas lands at #2, leading the pack of other holiday albums including Justin Bieber’s Under the Mistletoe (#5) and Glee: The Music, the Christmas Album, Vol. 2 (#6). Adele’s 21 continues its reign, moving another 112,000 units this week, easily putting the U.K. singer in the #3 position. Andrea Bocelli’s Concerto: One Night in Central Park debuts in the #4 slot, while Now 40, Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto, the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ soundtrack and Susan Boyle’s Someone to Watch Over Me round out the top 10.
Childish Gambino also scores a huge win in his first week, selling 52,000 copies of Camp, but last week’s top album, Blue Slide Park by Mac Miller, slides down to #24, selling another 25,000 copies independently.
Which albums did you pick up last week? Tell us in the comments!