Drake’s “Nothing Was the Same” Pacing for Career-Best Album Sales

Drake’s star keeps getting brighter, so say the weekly album sales forecasts, which predict a career-best opening week for the rapper-singer.

Based on opening day figures, Billboard is forecasting a weekly bow of at least 675,000 for “Nothing Was the Same,” his third studio album.

If that figure holds, it will exceed the 631,000 debut tally for 2011 predecessor “Take Care” and 447,000 for “Thank Me Later,” his first studio release.

It will also give the Canadian the second highest weekly sales figure of the year. Only Justin Timberlake, whose “The 20/20 Experience” moved 968,000 units, opened to a larger number.

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