TOM Gist: Drake’s ‘Views’ Remains Atop Billboard 200, Ariana Grande Debuts at No. 2

Drake is still taking in Views from the top.

The Canadian rapper’s latest album remains No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth straight week, and has now spent the most weeks at No. 1 for any album by a male artist in more than four years, according to Billboard .
Michael Bublé was the last artist to have more weeks at No. 1. He had five weeks atop the chart in 2011-2012 with Christmas.

However, the last non-holiday album to spend more weeks at No. 1 was Eminem’s Recovery, which had seven non-consecutive weeks at the top in 2010.

Views moved 189,000 equivalent album units this week, 50,000 of which were in traditional album sales. It also earns the top four largest streaming week for an album ever.

Elsewhere on the Billboard 200, Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman debuts at No. 2 with 175,000 equivalent album units (129,000 in pure album sales). Both of her previous albums—2013’s Yours Truly and 2014’s My Everything —debuted at No. 1.

Beyoncé’s LEMONADE hits No. 4 with 99,000 units, while Rihanna’s ANTI rounds out the top 5 with 48,000 units.


1. Drake – Views – 189,000
2. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman – 175,000
3. Blake Shelton – If I’m Honest – 170,000
4. Beyoncé – LEMONADE – 99,000
5. Rihanna – ANTI – 48,000
6. Eric Clapton – I Still Do – 46,000
7. Bob Dylan – Fallen Angels – 42,000
8. Meghan Trainor – Thank You – 39,000
9. Adele – 25 – 36,000
10. Mudcrutch – 2 – 33,000

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