Last week, The Weeknd dropped his third studio album Starboy, which was projected to be a huge release for the Toronto singer. After it set multiple streaming records for the album with most streams in a single day (over 4 million) and in a single week (223 million), the 18-track LP bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
According to Billboard, Starboy earned 348,000 equivalent album units in its first week — 209,000 of which were traditional album sales. That makes Starboy the third biggest debut of 2016, following Beyoncé's Lemonade (653,000 units) and Drake's Views (1.04 million units). Starboy taking the top spot also means this is Abel's second No. 1 album in two years, after his Beauty Behind the Madness album went No. 1 in 2015.