Drake Becomes First Male Artist In 16 Years To Lead Album Chart For 7 Consecutive Weeks


(AllHipHop News) Drake continues to rule the Billboard 200. The Toronto performer’s Views has led the album chart for seven straight weeks.

Eminem was the last male artist to pull off that many consecutive weeks in the top spot. Sixteen years ago, The Marshall Mathers LP sat at #1 on the Billboard 200 for 8 weeks in a row.

Unlike Em’s classic 2000 project, Drake has the advantage of having streaming totals added into his run in 2016. Views was actually outsold by Nick Jonas’ Last Year Was Complicated.

The former Jonas Brothers member pushed 47,000 traditional album sales of his latest collection, while Drake moved another 27,000 copies.

However, Views earned 121,000 sales plus streaming units. That was enough to surpass Last Year Was Complicated total of 66,000 equivalent album units.

Adele’s 25 also spent seven straight weeks at number one in 2015-2016. The remained at the pinnacle of the Billboard 200 for a total of 10 nonconsecutive weeks.