Drake‘s famed “best album” turned 10 on November 15. Time surely flies when we’re enjoying good music. According to @chartdata on Twitter, Drake is the first artist in history to have multiple studio albums spend at least 400 weeks each on the Billboard 200.
Nothing Was the Same (2013) was the third studio album by Canadian rapper. It is hailed as a perfect successor to Take Care.
While Take Care resonated with the brokenhearted, Nothing Was The Same is all about progress. “Started from the Bottom” and “Hold On, We’re Going Home” became anthems for the youth sparking a go-getter attitude. Drake himself mentioned that the album is about being “proud of where I’m at as a person”.
The album was a commercial success with positive reviews from critics. Debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 658,000 copies sold in its first week of release. It was also nominated as Best Rap Album by the 2014 Grammy’s.
Take Care on the other hand has sold over six million copies in the U.S. since its 2011 release, making it Drake‘s best-selling album tied with 2016’s Views, which is also 6x platinum.
Flash forward to ten years after Take Care and nearly eight years after Nothing Was The Same, both albums remain on the Billboard Top 200, and with Nothing Was The Same recently passing the 400 week threshold.
We hope Drake keeps making more history. Drizzy’s latest album Certified Lover Boy, has broken streaming and Billboard chart records left and right.
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