Drake’s VIEWS Remains At No. 1

Though sales drop significantly.

May 16, 2016

Me when I turn 40 and settle in Houston Texas.

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Drake maintained his grip on the top spot on Billboard's albums chart this week, selling the equivalent of 219,000 units of VIEWS. This is down 79% from the first week total, which exceeded a million units, accounting for both sales and streams. Aside from Adele's 25, VIEWS is the only album to crack the million-units-sold threshold in a single week in 2016.


For comparison's sake, Beyoncé’s LEMONADE sales dropped 51% in its second week. This week (the third since her album's release), Beyoncé remained at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Radiohead's new album debuted at No. 3.

Last week, Drake also earned his first No. 1 hit on the Hot 100; the new rankings for that chart arrive later today.

Drake’s VIEWS Remains At No. 1