Drake may not have his beard but he’s still winning. His latest album, Views, continues to hold the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
Drizzle’s album has stayed at the top spot for the fourth consecutive week making it the first album by a male artist to maintain the spot in over four years. (The last artist to nab this feat is Michael Buble with his 2011 album, Christmas, which remained at the No. 1 spot for five consecutive weeks.)
Drake will have to hold off for one more week in order to break Buble’s record and for three more weeks to break Eminem’s Recovery record.
Although his success may not be due to sales — Views is down 21 percent in sales this week. But the Toronto rhymer is king of streaming with 100 million more streams than other top artists of the week, according to Forbes.
Views also debuted with 245.1 million streams — more than double of Beyonce’s Lemonade, which gained 115 million in its first week. This is certainly an amazing feat considering that Views was only streaming on Apple Music during its first week. (Lemonade streamed on TIDAL for its first 24 hours.)
Congratulations to Drake! We’re certain he could use some good news after his Toronto Raptors lost their chance at the NBA Championship against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Now, when’s that beard coming back?