Aubrey Drake Graham has been one of the most commercially successful music artists of the last decade. New evidence of that claim comes in the form of another major Billboard chart achievement for the OVO Sound frontman.
Drake’s third studio LP, Nothing Was The Same, spent its 350th week on the Billboard 200 chart. His 2013 album becomes the Toronto-bred superstar’s second LP to reach that milestone. 2011’s Take Care has remained on the chart for 397 weeks, so far.
Nothing Was The Same includes the singles “Started from the Bottom,” “Worst Behavior,” “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” “The Language,” and “All Me.” Drake recruited 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Jhené Aiko, Majid Jordan, Sampha, and Jay-Z as guest features for the project.
Fellow rappers Eminem and Kendrick Lamar also have at least one album cross the 350-week mark on the Billboard 200. Curtain Call: The Hits and The Eminem Show by Eminem lasted on the chart for 497 weeks and 396 weeks, respectively. His Recovery album is currently at 320 weeks.
Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City has remained on the Billboard 200 chart for 415 weeks which is the longest-charting run in history for a Hip Hop studio album. Pink Floyd’s 1973 Rock & Roll classic, The Dark Side of the Moon, is the all-time Billboard 200 leader with 950 weeks.