By Rob Markman
Last night when Drake appeared on E’s night time talk show “Chelsea Lately,” host and comedian Chelsea Handler congratulated Drizzy in advance on his #1 album—knocking on wood of course. Well the final sales tallies are in and this morning Drake’s Take Care debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart after moving over 631,000 copies according to SoundScan.
On November 15, the Young Money soldier dropped his second official solo LP. On Take Care Drake expertly blends his rap with R&B melodies, often telling stories of lost love and wide-eyed optimism. Noted for its candid display of emotions, Take Care sets itself apart from standard hip-hop releases, but apparently that’s the way Drake intended.
If you let YM CEO Lil Wayne tell it, the first week sales tally wasn’t as crucial as the album’s critical reception. “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 told MTV News. “We just want to get a perfect point across, a swell opinion across.”
Well it seems that with TC Young Money accomplished two goals. “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.
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