Friday, October 4, 2013

Music News: Drake Debuts # 1 + The Charts (10/4/13)

Nothing Was the Same debuts at # 1
     Drake notches his 3rd straight # 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week.  Nothing Was the Same opens with first week sales of 658,000 copies, a career high for the rapper.  This is also the second highest first week sales total of the year, after Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience sold over 900,000 back in March. 
Royals (2013)
     Over on the Hot 100 their is a new # 1 song:  Lorde's Royals moves 3-1.  This accomplishment makes her one of the youngest artist in history to score a # 1 on that chart (she's 16).  Also, on the strength of his new release, Drake's Just Hold On, We're Going Home moves into the top 5.  It's Drake's  first top 5 since Find Your Love in 2010.  The top 5:
Hot 100
  1. Lorde- Royals
  2. Katy Perry- Roar
  3. Miley Cyrus- Wrecking Ball
  4. Drake featuring Majid Jordan- Hold On, We're Going Home
  5. Avicii- Wake Me Up
     Drake has also taken the top spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, but over on Airplay, Blurred Lines is still # 1.
R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
  1. Robin Thicke featuring T.I., Pharrell- Blurred Lines
  2. Jay-Z featuring Justin Timberlake- Holy Grail
  3. Drake featuring Majid Jordan- Hold On, We're Going Home
  4. J. Cole featuring TLC- Crooked Smile
  5. Miguel- How Many Drinks?
     Miley has 3 videos in the top 5 on Youtube this week:
  1. Miley Cyrus- Wrecking Ball
  2. Mike Will Made-It featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J- 23
  3. Ylvis- The Fox
  4. Katy Perry- Roar
  5. Miley Cyrus- We Can't Stop
Read about up-in-coming singer Lorde and her accomplishments this week:
Full chart listings here:

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