Drake Debuts At Number One With "Take Care"

Drizzy earns his second No. 1 album with his sophomore set.

After releasing his sophomore album Take Care last week, Drake has expectedly debuted at number one.

Originally predicted to sell between 675,000 to 725,000 copies, Drizzy bows at the top of the chart slightly below expectations, moving 659,190 units in its first week. The album bumps Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park from the position, with Mac’s debut slipping down to No. 24 with an additional 24,786 copies sold.

Comparatively, Drake’s debut, Thank Me Later, also debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 with 447,000 copies sold.

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143 Comments

  • malcolm

    listen!! people gon hate regardless of what type of product u put out there. drake does drake. period point blank. if u dont like it then u dont like it. in my opinion, i'm not a fan of most of the tracks he sings on but when drake spits, he spits. im sure we all could agree on that. if he really wanted to, he could establish himself as the most lyrical rapper out there. he's just taking his time but i'll tell u this; when drake finally puts out that 100%, full pledged rap cd it'll be all over!!

  • faggots

    Faggots rejoice! pussy rap

  • Drakeiswacktho

    Drake doesnt just rap about women. He cries about women. He raps about break-ups and heartbreaks. Drake is the kind of dude that would stay up with a girl all night gossiping about other girls. Drake is the kind of guy to fall in love after one date. Drake is the kind of dude to fall back into a basket of laundry giggling and shit. Where I come from, thats called a SIMP. Drake is soft. He got shampoo blood. Bubble bath music making ass faggot be making splash noises when he walk fam. Thats not hiphop.

  • Yaboy

    Drake doesnt just rap about women. He cries about women. He raps about break-ups and heartbreaks. Drake is the kind of dude that would stay up with a girl all night gossiping about other girls. Drake is the kind of guy to fall in love after one date. Drake is the kind of dude to fall back into a basket of laundry giggling and shit. Where I come from, thats called a SIMP. Drake is soft. He got shampoo blood. Bubble bath music making ass nigga be making splash noises when he walk fam. Thats not hiphop.

  • David Peralta

    I really think Birdman purchased 300,000 copies. I don't hear one person playing that crap in the cars. For real!

  • anonymous

    the gay community must be proud

  • Well Done DRAKE!!!

    If you don't suck alot of Dick.... ...then the Drake album is not for you.

  • YADIG

    ANOTHER DAY.... ANOTHER YMCMB DICK TO RIDE... UMMM COCK IN THE MOUTH... JUST WONDERFUL

  • Anonymous

    I really be confused as to why people argue about facts...lol...its not going to change anything...dude sold 600k first week, good shit for him...Why all the shit talking?

  • YADIG

    ANOTHER DAY... ANOTHER ALBUM FROM YMCMB OUTSELLING THE THRONE.. JUST WONDERFUL

    • YODIG

      SALES DONT MEAN SHIT WHEN YOU OWN LARGE SHARES IN BASKETBALL TEAMS LIKE JAY AND DESIGN CLOTHING LINES FOR PARIS FASHION WEEK LIKE KANYE.. YOU YMCMB CATS GO AND RULE THE CHARTS.. I'LL GO BUMP SOME KENDRICK LAMAR.. WHO BTW HAD THE BEST VERSE ON DRAKE'S NO. 1 ALBUM..

  • Mr.Mean

    Great numbers!! Fuck you haters.

  • dockevoc

    homosexuals worldwide rejoice!

  • Anonymous

    That's really impressive for an alternative pop artist.

  • james borquaye

    HE REALLY DESERVE IT.....HUH....

  • Anonymous

    Don't prove nothing he's still shit as fuck flower boy and YMCMB bitches

  • Swordz

    Just heard the album. Not classic but definitely god music. He also sold well in the UK and Europe. No hate. I just wish Phonte did these numbers

    • Anonymous

      CO-SIGN.. but really Phonte doing those numbers is near impossible.. Kanye can't even do those numbers anymore..

  • Anonymous

    wayne went platinum in a week but will not go multi platinum jay-z never went platinum in a week but has albums that went 2x platinum and UP wayne=stans jay-z=fans

    • Anonymous

      because fans buy your music over a long period of time stans just ridin the flavor of the week like you hahah

    • Meh

      i dont see how a stan wouldnt buy everything a artist put out, and more to that. Stans is the most obsessive type of fan you can imagine, if you refering to eminems record stan that is. If not i dont know what the hell you talkin about.

  • Anonymous

    his numbers aint shit and dont blame the internet.before your i-pod they did bootleg cd's and tapes this era is full of stans not fans

  • ABba

    Drake is doin d numbers, Take care was just a CLASSIC. Currently the best rapper alive. Congrats

    • Anonymous

      A lot of rappers must have died without me knowing if Drake is the best rapper alive. He's barely the best in YMCMB, which is barely better than MMG, which is barely better than Bricksquad, who are barely better than John Cena. Listen to Illmatic then please talk about classics.

  • Anonymous

    He should've sold the 964k no wayne. But his sales are still good.

  • Moet Based Dixon

    on the real is this really news lol

  • Patrick Nomvia

    Bam 600K Bitches! F.U.C.K. Y'all haters! Shut the fuck up, we don't really care whatchu think right now! hahahahah BITCHES!

  • Anonymous

    those are good numbers.. those are about the same numbers wayne wouldve done had birdman not bought all those albums.

  • Fado

    these are good numbers good for Drake. Their are 2 or 3 tracks I find dope on Take Care but its not my cup of tea. I cant help but notice that Drake lost soooo much love from the underground when he signed with YMCMB lol. I didn't loose respect for him when he signed. All I care about is the music the label is soo much less important too me but I knew YM would influence his music in a bad way and too me it has. Some of yall probably haven't notice a change in Drake but he had numerous Delivery's he used on So Far Gone. This nigga had a Biggie sample on So Far Gone. He just will never be as dope as he could have became and now hes played out too me. I dont have anything against hom though like ALOT of people do on this site lol. Hope the nigga keeps makin money, and too all the Drake dickriders dont call me a hater cus I dont feel his music. This is my opinion. like it or dont. peace.

  • Joe

    Now Drake needs to leave YMCMB and go sign with Roc Nation and make a collabo album with J. Cole. It would be sick as long as Drake actually raps instead of singing the whole album. I like Drake and some of his older music, but Take Care was too emo and soft for me to want to listen to.

  • King

    man fuck this shit... Drake sucks

  • jr88

    congrats to drake....but i just wish it was more of a hip hop album instead of a rnb pop album....who cares about album sales anymore..you dont see any money and nither does drake..he said it himself....smh at you stans and haters

  • iexcel

    I think its funny that with less big singles Drake sold more albums the second time around than the first. Interesting.

    • Anonymous

      It's not that interesting tbh.. his fanbase grew.. a number one single with rihanna.. a nicki minaj collab.. lil wayne collab which hit the top 5.. i'm on one hit the top 10.. he was on SNL.. everything would suggest he SHOULD have sold this much..

  • FROST

    CONGRATS. DRAKE.. NOW IMAGINE AND REALIZE HOW MANY TIMES LUDAS GONE PLATINUM.. NO WONDER YOU DIDN'T RESPOND TO HIS DISS YOU LIL FAG.. AND STOP SINGING YOU SOFT EMOTIONAL BITCH..

    • Swordz

      Comparing Drake to Luda is like comparing Keri Hilson to Luda... or R.Kelly to Luda... it's 2 different things. Also if any of you are old enough to be in club when Luda's first album dropped - you Word of Mouf was a classic. That shit banged - every flow Drake ever spat is on that album. Hashtag/SupaDupaTropperPooperScooperBlooper/Swishwasybashynassycassy flow or whatever the fuck you wanna call it.

    • Anonymous

      stop with the internet bullshit this era dont buy music plain and simple what you think the bootleg era of cd's and tapes didnt hurt music shut the fuck up if you dont know shit

    • Joe

      It was easier to go platinum before the Internet take over of music dipshit!

  • Anonymous

    grodt has sold more albums than wayne and drakes CAREER TOTAL ALBUM SALES just 1 album hahahah

  • young

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  • jesterxxl

    Can we have an article about Drake or J Cole without fans comparin & sharin their thoughts on each artist... FATAL FUCKIN ATTRACTION!!!

  • Anonymous

    all of this sale talk is smoke and mirrors if you really look at the numbers this era of rap really dont sale at all.

  • dumbfounded

    Take Care was a solid album, niggas who hate on it suffer from a primate mindstate..hating is the new dick-riding

  • YADIG

    YMCA TIL MY BUTT HOLE BLEEDZ! YUNG MULA BABY!

  • Anonymous

    baby has to stop buying all his artists albums, hes making shitty albums look good with numbers. carter IV sucked dick, take care sucked even bigger dick! wayne and drizzy need to stick to mixtapes!

  • Lefty

    The dude moves units. But if you think this shit was a good hip-hop album then you're just a dumbass. This shit was a bad RnB album and an even worse Hip-Hop album.Shit, if you're gonna sing, at least try and sound more like Marvin Gaye and less like T-Pain. Compared to this album, "thank me later" sounds like some Public Enemy. This shit was very very emotional, which ain't always bad. But singing was awful.

  • Puffy Daddy

    I still haven't listen to "thank me later" I rather get an old Public Enemy Lp. at least they speaking about some real shit. Good on drake for pushing all those units though...

  • killer k

    I'm not saying Take Care was a bad album, though that is the general consensus among the hiphop community. Its def good background music. But this nigga was talking about how he makes most of his money off tours. Can you imagine going to a concert and watching him perform one of these soft-ass RnB tracks to a live audience?? If I want that shit i'll go to a fuckin Alicia Keys or Kem concert. He's fucking up his own lane

  • YMCMB

    yup we suck wayne an drakes dick for money because we get told what to listen to and not have a choice, BRAINLESS FO LYF BITCHESS

  • jg

    well at least Drake outdid his first LP. Sad to see Mac dropped all the way to 24!!? down from 144k to 24k? thats a massive drop daamn. But props to Drizzy he outselling Rihanna too. LOL is geuss hes a better singer

    • Wack Miller Flopped!

      For fuck sake. The dude is not indie. Face the facts he flopped on a payola deal with Atlantic. He flopped so hard. Number 1 to Number fucking 24. Ha!

    • Dr. Know

      Dude, are you brainless? Almost 150k, INDY.... 24k on an indie is a great total for 2 weeks. So, he's at about 170k, indie, times what.... 3-5 bucks each, plus tour money... he's good. He's not worried about your sorry ass.

  • Anonymous

    yall are idiots if you believe them numbers. everybody, from EVERY genre, struggling to sell albums, but surprisingly these ym niggas is soaring in sales. F outta here. If next week the numbers come anywhere lower than 100k units, odss are this dude probably sold 159,190 albums.....if he goes over 100k, then maybe he did hit the 200k mark (maybe 300k)

  • YOUNG JACK THRILLER

    BITCH I DO NUMBERS !!!

  • Madrew

    J.Cole's album was good, it wasn't what his fans expected like myself. Not really shit that was upbeat and was going to get radio play. Drake has already had 3 years in the game with radio play, he has an enormous fan base that resulted in his 659,000 copies in the first week. So this Nico 3 dumbass saying J. Cole ain't real hip hop, get out of here with that garbage. Jay didn't do shit for his album. Practically everybody in the west coast doesn't even know who he is besides his one song on the radio (Work Out)

  • Anonymous

    YADIG must be running this site. He's everywhere.

  • jesterxxl

    Congratulations to Drake but we all know it won't last Hurricane Rihanna comin thru

  • Anonymous

    Why does Kendrick Lamar get props for rapping just like Lil B. People really hate Lil B, but on Take Care, Kendrick Lamar stole B's flow. Smdh.

    • OsamaBinTrappin

      Didnt take Lil B's flow. he was just rambling at the beginning of the verse. Lil B's flow is erratic and doesnt really have a structure to it. Kendricks flow clearly has a structure to it and he stays on beat unlike Lil B. Never mention those two in the same breath

  • Nico 3

    J Cole is real hip hop? Get the fuck out of here. If it weren't for Jay, that album would have stayed rotting on a shelve somewhere. As for Drake, going gold in a week is a feat not many accomplish (aside from a select few).

  • Anonymous

    Im not a big sales guy but you gotta know who your pushinig music to. Drake knows his audience, it may be teenage girls, but he does knot it and caters to it. Thats how he gets his numbers so, all the power to him. Though I think he sucks.

  • Anonymous

    he tried to be arrogant and brag about selling 700,000 before them numbers came back lol.

  • Madrockz

    www.reverbnation.com/Fresh2Deph

  • da1

    Thats good for him. I believe his second album was way better then the first. Not that that was hard for him to do. But yeah its a good look for him.

  • Anonymous

    These numbers are inflated though. A lot of people bought this CD cause they were out of fabric softener.

  • Mark A Jong

    Wow another Drake article today, how predictable

  • prewoz

    Damn good numbers for an RnB album. Wow.

  • shadyaftermath

    j.cole had album of the year and did good numbers doing real hip hop.

    • Anonymous

      j cole's album was a result of false hype and he still hasn't even went gold. all j cole's stans were talking about he would go platininum by the end of the year, but now happy with barely going gold for the bew year lol.

    • YADIG

      SHUT UP NIGGA.. JUST CUZ DRAKE'S MUSIC IS ARTFUL DON'T MEAN IT AINT HIPHOP NEITHER NIGGA AND DON'T GIVE ME THAT OL NAH HE WAS SINGING ON HALF THEM SHITS EITHER. WHEN HE SANG ON A WHOLE BUNCH OF SONGS ON SO FAR GONE YA'LL WERE DICKRIDING HIM HARD.. SOME NIGGAS NEVER SATISFIED..

  • Jason Hampton

    I love you Drake! And I'm so proud of you! OVOXO gang for LIFE!

  • Anonymous

    I'll bet you any amount of money 500,000 of those sales are from Canada.

    • Anonymous

      he sold 225,000 copies in canada in addition to the 659,000 he sold in the united states lol. he also sold 130,000 copies in England. He went platinum worldwide if you only count just those 3 countries. in reality, he sold alot more, when you count every country, duh.

    • YESSIR

      YOU ARE DUMB CANADA HAS THERE OWN CHARTS AND NUMBERS. THESE ARE ONLY AMERICAN SALES NUMBERS YOU ARE SEEING. SO YEAH WORLD WIDE DRAKE MIGHT EVEN BE PLAT RIGHT NOW

  • YADIG

    WHAT ELSE NEEDS TO BE SAID NIGGAS? YMCMB WE ON TOP. FUCK THE REST

  • Anonymous

    Mac miller did it by himself though.

  • Anonymous

    Even drake himself said he doesn't care about albums sales cause they dont make him any money.

  • GET DOWN OR LAY DOWN

    OH LOOK... ANOTHER ONE OF THE YM ARTISTS OUTSELLS WATCH THE THRONE ALL ... BY ... THEM ... SELVES.

  • Anonymous

    they loving the crew o they loving the crew #takecare

  • Roze

    Look at the little pre-teens showing their jubilation for an album which sounded like a female was on her period. Over-emotional album, it was more singing than rapping. People nowadays only know Lil Wayne, Drake, Rick Ross, and Meek Mill... Venture off to better music like Common, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Big KRIT, etc.

  • Anonymous

    these niggas are running laps around the WHOLE music industry... fucking outselling pop stars and everything.

  • Jamel Jhuntdaprodigy Hunter

    Of course him debuting number one was to be expected, seems like the only albums likely to outsell him would be ones from Gaga, Wayne, Eminem, or Taylor Swift and none of them dropped last week. 650k is definitely a good number, and he'll go platinum in the next 2 months prolly, congrats to Drizzy

  • YADIG TURKEY OF THE YEAR

    2ND PLACE JOE

  • Anonymous

    congrats to drake.

  • Anonymous

    drake killing it!!!!!!!!!

  • YESSIR

    WE DID IT. NUMBER 1 ALBUM. 2 HIGHEST 1ST WEEK SALES THIS YEAR. I DONT COUNT GAGA CUS SHE SOLD HERS FOR $1. DRAKE AND WAYNE AT THE TOP RIGHT NOW. BOTH DID MORE IN THE 1ST WEEK THAN WATCH THE THRONE. JAY AND KANYE IS WATCHING DRAKE AND WAYNE RIGHT NOW. YMCMB

    • fdsx

      itsthetruth are you some type of moron? you do realize that justifying that statement on your end would mean any single artist your a fan of you would have to have a personal relationship with? what about sports teams? you like any sports teams? do they know you personally? are they gunna share success with you? get smarter.

    • ItsTheTruth

      lmao @ "We did it". Ur just a male groupie fan, what did you get out of the album besides something to masterbate to? Are you getting any of the money? I bet Drake is gonna share his success with you cuz he knows you so well. LMAO..."We"...Rootin for a nigga that don't know u and couldnt give a fuck about u. Sad, I know...SMH, Kids these days...

    • Anonymous

      wayne is trash.shoutout to drake tho

  • Robert Loubeau

    Excellent! Wasn't sure if it would be #1.

  • SHADYKID

    CONGRATS TO THE GREATEST HIPHOP/RNB ARTIST TO EVER TOUCH THE MIC HI HATERZ ! DRAKE KILLIN THE COMPETITION AINT NOBODY AINT NOBODY DONE WHAT HE HAS DONE EM JAY WAYNE YE..... HIS RNB VERSES AND RAPPIN ABILITY IS THE BEST COMBO ALL THESE OTHER RNB DUDES WISHIN AND TRYIN TO BE DRIZZY GOOD LUCK MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFETIME. TAKE CARE IS AMAZIN FROM START TOO FINISH HE IS SO COCKY AND ARROGANT BUT IT WORKS HE IN HIS OWN LANE ... YMCMB/OVOXO

    • what are you talking about?

      how many #1 albums in a row has Jay had?? And Em is the highest seller of the new millennium period. Wayne sold a milli out the gate 2 albums ago. Singing or not....Drake is not at any of those dudes levels yet. He can have his own lane, but I'm sorry... Em and Jay, are bigger than music.

    • lol

      this is why white ppl urk me. yall are too over-the-top.

    • Anonymous

      for every troll there's 10 gullible ass idiots that will respond to them.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely amazing.

  • Anonymous

    Steven you couldnt just wait til tomorrow to post all the sales numbers? We need 2 articles about the same thing so you can get more views?

  • rahjigga

    I expected Drake to sell that much anyway.Congrats Drake by early 2012 he will go platinum

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