Drake's 'Views' just broke another Billboard record, ScHoolboy snags top debut

  /  07.18.2016

The recurring Billboard 200 headline since late April continues this week, as Drake once again tops the chart with latest album, Views.

For its 10th nonconsecutive week, the album continues to snowball as the year’s biggest selling album, jumping from No. 2 to 1 to collect another 92,000 equivalent album units (according to Nielsen Music). The album was knocked down by Blink-182 last week, which opened at No. 1 with California. The group album has since slipped to No. 3 with 37,000 units. At No. 2 is none other than ScHoolboy Q, whose Blank Face LP picks up the week’s top debut with 74,000 units.

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Going back to Views one more time, the fourth proper album (sans the album-mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and What A Time To Be Alive with Future) from the Toronto star is ultimately his biggest release to date. Prior to snagging the 10th top week, he had already surpassed Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP to hold the third-longest run at No. 1 by a hip-hop album. Now, according to Billboard, he has the most weeks at No. 1 for an album by a solo male artist since Billy Ray Cyrus’ 1992 album Some Gave All, which wrapped a 17-week run at No. 1 on Oct. 30, 1992 as well as Usher’s nine-week run at No. 1 with Confessions in 2004. Views is also now the 10th album in the last 20 years to spend 10 weeks at No. 1.

For more on Drake’s record-breaking run with Views and more on the Billboard 200 chart, head here.


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