Drake’s ‘Views’ Tops Billboard Chart for Sixth Straight Week
Whether or not you think Drake's Views might have fallen a bit flat, numbers don't lie: the album sits atop the Billboard Album Chart for a record six weeks in a row.
According to Billboard, six straight weeks at No. 1 hasn't happened for a male artist since 50 Cent's The Massacre in 2005. In 2010, Eminem's Recovery spent seven nonconsecutive weeks in the No. 1 album spot.
By June 9, Views earned 135,000 equivalent album units (down 11 percent from the previous week) to claim the top of the chart. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the U.S.' most popular projects based on "multi-metric consumption," which includes, according to Billboard, "traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA)."
Though the feat is rare, several albums by female artists have taken the No. 1 spot for even longer than six weeks. Over the past 10 years, three Taylor Swift albums, two Adele albums and the Frozen soundtrack have eclipsed the six-week mark.
On June 10, Billboard announced that Views has been streamed over a billion times. After Drake at No. 1, Rihanna and Kanye West are the second and third-most streamed artists of 2016 thus far, respectively. The album has a little something for everyone -- bangers include "Hype" and "Still Here," poppier tracks include "Too Good" and "With You" and reggae-inspired songs include "Controlla" and "One Dance."
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