Drake Becomes First Rap Artist Since Eminem To Lead Album Chart For At Least 4 Weeks

(AllHipHop News) Drake’s latest LP Views is the #1 album in the country for the fourth time in a row.

The Toronto native’s project earned 189,000 equivalent album units (50,000 traditional sales) in its fourth week of availability.

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Views has been able to dominate the Billboard 200 chart because of its record-breaking streaming totals. Drizzy added another 166.2 million streams which equaled 111,000 units.

Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman actually outsold Views with 129,000 copies sold.

However, the Pop star’s third album only totaled 175,000 equivalent album units, landing her at #2.

If I’m Honest by Blake Shelton sold more copies than Views as well (153,000), but again its sales plus streaming numbers (170,000 units) were not enough to knock off Drake.

With his fourth week at #1, Drake becomes the first male artist to lead the chart for at least 4 weeks since Michael Buble’s 5 week run in 2011 -2012 with Christmas. 

Eminem was the last rap artist to racked up as many weeks at #1. The Detroit rhymer’s Recovery ruled for seven nonconsecutive weeks in 2010.

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