In its fifth week at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and sixth week in the top five of the Billboard 200, Drake's third studio album "Nothing Was the Same" moves 38,000 copies to cross the million copies sold mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It has now sold a total of 1,029,000 copies in the U.S.
The set launched atop the two charts on Oct. 12 with 658,000 first-week units, the biggest opening for a rap album this year. Among all R&B/hip-hop albums, Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" is the only 2013 title to outsell "Nothing Was the Same" in its first week; it debuted with 968,000 (April 6).
Additionally, taking only six weeks to achieve the milestone, Drake's album is the fastest rap set to reach 1 million units sold this year. Jay Z's "Magna Carta… Holy Grail" previously held the honor at 12 weeks. The year's two other million-selling rap albums took considerably longer: Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" (43 weeks) and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" (46).