Canadian artists The Weeknd and Drake score big this week, as new figures show record-breaking sales.
Abel Tesfaye – a.k.a. The Weeknd, topped the Billboard 200 chart with his second ever studio album Beauty Behind the Madness. According to Billboard, "the album starts with a whopping 412,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 3, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 326,000 were pure album sales (his best sales week ever)."
It marks "the second-largest overall weekly unit total and pure sales week for an album this year, behind only the debut of fellow Canadian, Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late (535,000 units; 495,000 in album sales)."
Singles from the new album such as I Can't Feel My Face also lead the boards in every rap and R&B category release after Drake. Stay tuned for more music news on Buro 24/7 Middle East...