Drake tops Billboard 200 for fourth week in a row
Ariana Grande and Blake Shelton debut at Nos. 2 and 3
Drake still has a room with Views: the Toronto rapper’s fourth studio album is holding steady at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the fourth consecutive week, Billboard reports. It’s the most time an album by a male artist has spent at No. 1 in over four years. (Has Drake found his lucky number?)
From December 2011 to January 2012, Michael Buble’s Christmas set spent five consecutive weeks at No. 1. The last non-holiday album to spend longer at the top of the charts is Eminem’s Recovery, with seven nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 between July and September in 2010.
Views remains popular on streaming services, now owning the top four largest streaming weeks for an album ever. Total unit sales for the album dropped 21 percent in the week ending May 26, according to Nielsen Music, but remained strong enough to keep it on top of Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman. The pop singer’s third full-length studio album debuts at No. 2 with 175,000 copies sold.
Blake Shelton’s If I’m Honest enters at No. 3 with 170,000 copies sold. The country artist’s tenth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 is also No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart, which ranks pure album sales. Honest sold 153,000 traditional albums.
For more on this week’s album charts, head to Billboard.