Drake’s latest album “Views from the 6” edges out rapper Eminem record in terms of hip hop albums. Drake’s “Views” has been on the top spot of the Billboards 200 Chart for nine consecutive weeks already.
Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP album,” which was released in 2000, stayed at number 1 for eight weeks straight.
Despite Drake’s beating Eminem’s record in Billboard, the Toronto native have a long way to go if he wanted to clinch the number 1 top spot for rap albums with the longest weeks.
Drake’s “One Dance” places third with the top spot secured by MC Hammer’s “Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em” for 21 weeks back in 1990. This was followed by Ice’s “To the Extreme” which stayed at no. 1 for 16 weeks in 1990 to 1991.
Drake’s “Views from the 6” album was dropped last April 29, and has already received certified double-platinum by the RIAA, XXL magazine said in a report.
Also, Drake’s “One Dance,” which was included in the album, had also broke “Chasing Pavements” singer Adele’s record of streaming in UK for a seven day period for her hit song Hello.
Billboard said that Drake’s album has been streamed for over 1 billion times already.
The report also revealed that Drake’s Views has already earned 111,000 equivalent album units in the last week of June as recorded by Nielsen Music.
About 25,000 traditional albums sales were already sold.
Drake also joins the ranks of Adele and Taylor Swift and the Frozen soundtrack in the record for staying at least nine weeks at no. 1.
Meanwhile, Placing this week at number 2 is Beyonce’s Lemonade, which has been at the top four spots since its debut 10 weeks ago.
Next is Avette Brother’s True Sadness followed by Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface and Rihanna’s Anti.