Views from the 9. Drake new album “Views” has now reigned at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart for 9 straight weeks.
This gave him the third-most weeks at No. 1 by a hip-hop album surpassing Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP which held the spot for eight weeks. The No. 2 goes to Vanilla Ice’s To the Extreme which topped the chart for 16 weeks in 1990-1991.
MC Hammer’s classic album Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em is the undisputed champion with 21 weeks at the top of the chart in 1990.
Views sold 111,000 equivalent album units over the last week, with 25,000 copies being pure album sales. The rest accounts for the massive streaming of the album since its released.
Drake is also the first male artist to lead the chart for 9 consecutive weeks in over a decade. Usher’s album Confessions in 2004 was the last time a male artist achieved 9 non-consecutive weeks at the top of the chart.
Drake celebrated the achievement on IG writing , “It’s a 9 now” along with the Canadian flag emoji.
The Young Money rapper is getting ready to go on his Summer Sixteen tour with Future. The tour kicks off on July 20 in Austin.