Drake’s ‘More Life’ Takes No.1 Spot on Billboard 200 & Sets Streaming Record

Drake has scored his seventh No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and sets a new streaming record.

The project which was released on March 18, earned 505,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 23, according to Nielsen Music. That’s the biggest week for any album since Drake’s own Views launched with 1.04 million units on the list dated May 21, 2016.

Drake’s More Life was released to all streaming and digital retail services on Saturday (March 18). More Life is Drake’s seventh consecutive album to debut at No. 1. Only his debut EP, So Far Gone, has missed the top slot, as it debuted and peaked at No. 6 back in 2009.

Drake’s seven No. 1s ties him with Kanye West and Eminem for the second-most No. 1s among hip-hop acts, trailing only Jay Z, with 13 leaders

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