Drake’s ‘Views’ Tops Billboard 200 For a Sixth Consecutive Week
Drake’s Views album, as expected, holds at No. 1 for a sixth consecutive week on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The set earned 135,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 9 (down 11 percent), according to Nielsen Music.
With a sixth straight frame at No. 1, Views has the most consecutive weeks atop the chart for an album by a man in over 10 years. 50 Cent’s The Massacre was the last effort by a gent to notch six weeks in a row in the penthouse
Of the album’s 135,000 units earned in the latest chart week, 81,000 of those were in streaming equivalent album units. The rest were in traditional album sales (32,000) and track equivalent album units (22,000).
Views has been a monster success on streaming services, and has tallied the six largest streaming weeks for an album’s tracks
Speaking of Lemonade, the former No. 1 album climbs one position to No. 2 on the latest Billboard 200 chart, with 69,000 units (down 13 percent). Of that sum, 48,000 were in traditional album sales.
Music legend Paul Simon arrives at No. 3 with Stranger to Stranger, securing his highest debut ever — and his highest charting solo album in over 29 years.