Justin Timberlake is two for two. The pop megastar scores his second No. 1 album this year with The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2.
The follow-up to March’s The 20/20 Experience enters the Billboard 200 albums chart at No. 1 with 350,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Its platinum predecessor also debuted at No. 1, selling 968,000 copies and earning the best sales week of 2013.
A grateful JT thanked his fans on Twitter. “What a year this has been. I’m so thankful for all of it. You guys/gals make me work harder and strive to be better. 2 #1’s?! #bestfansever,” he said.
Last week’s chart-topper, Drake, falls to No. 2 with his third album Nothing Was the Same. The Canadian rapper sold 148,000 copies in his second week, down 78% from the previous week.
New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde enters at No. 3 with her full-length debut, Pure Heroine, which opened with 129,000 copies.
Other entries this week include Nelly, whose seventh album M.O. arrives at No. 14 with 15,000 copies, marking the lowest debut of his career.