Drake’s ‘Views’ celebrates a ninth week atop the Billboard 200 chart this week.
The album now bests Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP (with eight weeks at No. 1) to claim the third-most weeks at No. 1 by a hip-hop album.
Vanilla Ice’s To the Extreme and MC Hammer’s Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em hold the #2 and #1 most weeks, respectively.
Views earned 111,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 30, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 25,000 were in traditional album sales. The bulk of Viewsunits were driven by streaming equivalent album units (67,000), owed to the album’s popularity on streaming services.
Views debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has yet to leave the top slot.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new July 16-dated chart (where Views is No. 1 for a ninth week) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Wednesday, July 6. (One day later than usual, owed to the Independence Day holiday in the U.S. on Monday, July 4.)
Views also has spent the most weeks atop the chart for an album by a man in over 10 years. The last album by a man to spend at least nine weeks at No. 1 was Usher’s Confessions, which racked up a total of nine nonconsecutive frames at in the penthouse in 2004.
Views has the longest consecutive rule atop the chart since Adele’s 21 spent 10 weeks in a row at No. 1 between the Jan. 14 and March 17, 2012-dated charts.
Congrats to Drake!