Drake’s new album Views has remained at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart for four straight weeks as it continues to rock up record streaming numbers.
The album sold an equivalent 189,000 album units to retain its top spot on the chart. 50,000 units of that sale equates to pure album sales, Nielsen Music reported. Let’s not forget that Views sold over a million equivalent units in the first week of released and was streamed over half a billion times in that said week.
Billboard reported that Drake spent more weeks at No. 1 than any other male artist in the last four years. Michael Buble was the last male artist to achieve five consecutive weeks at No. 1 in 2011 with his Christmas album.
There are also reports that Drake’s third week streaming numbers were bigger than all other artists first week streaming numbers in history. As of the time of this publication, the first four weeks streaming record now belong to Views.
This is Drake season indeed.