Drake’s album VIEWS stands solid as a rock at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart making this the sixth week in the penthouse and making him the first male to achieve that since 50 cent’s The Massacre ten years ago.
And the last time a male achieved more than six weeks at the top?
Eminem. But his was a non-consecutive seven-week stint with the album Recovery, between July 10 and Sept. 4, 2010.
VIEWS in numbers
According to Billboard, VIEWS pulled in 135,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 9, according to Nielsen Music. 81,000 of the number were in streaming equivalent album units. The rest were in traditional album sales (32,000) and track equivalent album units (22,000).
VIEWS leads on the chart and in streams.
The following numbers represent on-demand audio streams for album’s tracks generated during the chart’s tracking week: Views’ debut frame holds the record (245.1 million streams for its tracks), followed by its third week (186.1 million), its fourth week (166.2 million), its second week (140.8 million), and then its fifth frame (137.5 million). Coming in with the sixth biggest week among all albums is, you guessed it, Views’ sixth chart week, with 122.1 million. billboard.com
The Other Top Three Albums
Alongside Drizzy and VIEWS, behold the streaming queen – Beyonce with Lemonade. The album’s debut frame earned 115.2 million streams for its tracks during its opening stanza.
The former No. 1 album has jumped back to No. 2 on the chart with 69,000 units (down 13 percent). Of that sum, 48,000 were in traditional album sales.
No. 3 is taken by music legend Paul Simon with Stranger to Stranger scoring his highest debut ever. It starts with 68,000 units, of which 67,000 were in traditional album sales. The last time Simon was No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart was on April 4, 1987, when his Graceland album peaked at third position.
Check out more information about the Top 10 albums on Billboard.com.