Drake’s “Views” Tops Album Chart For 7th Straight Week
Drake is still ruling the Billboard 200 album chart for seven weeks straight now, the first man to do that in 16 years.
Drake almost doubled his closest competition, putting up 121,000 equivalent album units to Nick Jonas’ 66,000 on the July 2-dated chart.
According to BillBoard, the bulk of that total came from 74,000 streaming equivalent units — each unit equals 1,500 streams, so the songs from the album generated about 110.5 million listens in a week in the U.S. The rest came from 27,000 traditional album sales and 21,000 in track equivalent albums (one unit for each 10 songs downloaded off the album), . Overall, the album’s numbers were down 10 per cent for the week.
Drake’s seven-week streak at the top is the first time a man has done that since Eminem did with The Marshall Mathers LP in 2000. That album stayed in the top spot for eight weeks straight.