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Top 5 Largest Streaming Weeks For an Album In the US

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The top 5 largest streaming weeks for an album in the US have all occurred in the last six months.

Drake’s chart-topping VIEWS leads the pack with its debut week which garnered an all-time record 245.1 million domestic streams generated for its tracks across all streaming services in the week ending May 5, according to Nielsen Music.

Views was initially released exclusively for sale through the iTunes Store and to stream via Apple Music on April 29 by Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records. On May 6, the album became available for purchase through other digital retailers and its physical CD was also released. Apple Music continues to be the exclusive streamer of the full album, while select tracks are available at other streaming services. (The 245.1 million sum includes streams from all services that contribute to the Billboard 200, including Spotify.) billboard.com

Second on the list is Beyonce’s Lemonade which was released on Saturday, April 23 through TIDAL and on retail stores and other streaming services shortly after. It hit 115.2 million streams in the week ending April 28 – a pretty strong debut week as a chart-topper.

Coming in third is Justin Bieber’s Purpose. It’s debut pulled in 100.4 million streams for its tracks in the week ending Nov. 19, 2015.

Fourth is Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo with 99.5 million streams in the week ending April 7. That was its first week of wide availability, after being mostly exclusive to TIDAL from Feb. 13 through March 31.

In fifth place is Beyonce again, with the strong second week of Lemonade collecting 97.5 million streams for its tracks in the week ending May 5.

 

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