LIFESTYLE

Drake Puts “Views” In Play At Number One For Nine Weeks Straight

On The Billboard 200 Chart

Move over Eminem with “The Marshall Mathers LP.”

Here comes Drake’s “View” — claiming the third-most weeks at No. 1 by a hip-hop album.

Photo Credit: Brennan Schnell/Wikipedia.
Photo Credit: Brennan Schnell/Wikipedia.

The number two spot belongs to Vanilla Ice’s ‘To the Extreme’ with 16 weeks at number 1 and MC Hammer’s ‘Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em’ in the crown position with 21 weeks.

According to billboard.com, “Views” earned 111,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 30. Of that sum, 25,000 were in traditional album sales.

The bulk of “Views” units were driven by streaming equivalent album units (67,000), owed to the album’s popularity on streaming services.

“Views” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and has yet to leave the top slot.

Meanwhile, Drake’s single “One Dance” has started the 12th week atop the U.K. singles chart to become the longest-running number one song there for 22 years.

The last single to spend as many as 12 weeks at number one in the market was Wet Wet Wet’s 1994 mega-hit “Love Is All Around,” which went on to a 15-week reign.

Pollyanna Davy, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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