Canadian R&B artist Drake has maintained his kingship of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart.
He has topped the chart for the 12th non-consecutive week and like Ol’ man River just continues to roll on and on.
Drake’s Views album sold 16,000 albums, 152,000 songs and was streamed 80 million times in the past week, totaling 85,000 album units, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
The Billboard 200 album chart tallies units from album sales, song sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album).
Views has now earned the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Taylor Swift’s 1989 spent its 11th and final week atop the list on the chart dated Feb. 21, 2015.
No other new albums cracked into the top ten of the Billboard 200 chart this week.
On the Digital Songs chart, which measures online song sales, Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” debuted at No. 1 with 169,000 copies sold.
Last week’s top-selling song, Katy Perry’s “Rise,” dropped to No. 14 this week.
Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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