The Year in Drake continues as the monster success of Views stretches into its sixth consecutive week at the top of the Billboard 200, earning an additional 135,000 total units.
As Billboard notes, Views has earned the most consecutive weeks atop the chart for an album by a man in over 10 years. The set now enters its sixth straight week at No. 1, with the last effort by a gent to do so being 50 Cent with 2005’s The Massacre. The last album to surpass six weeks, also by a male, at the top spot was Eminem’s Recovery in 2010 with seven nonconsecutive weeks. Of course, beyond the men, the last string of chart-topping album collecting more weeks at No. 1 were by women (Taylor Swift, Adele).
Views, which recently tallied over a billion streams — with 1.07 streams in the U.S. alone — gives Drake his first album to reign atop the album chart for a consecutive amount of weeks. Among the 135,000 total it racked up, in the week ending June 9, about 81,000 of the sales were solely streams.
Not far behind Drizzy’s record-making album is Beyoncé’s Lemonade, which climbed up to No. 2 on the chart with 69,000 units. As the reigning queen continues to tour across the country as part of her Formation Tour, expect the critically-lauded release to stick in the top five like a clothespin.
Elsewhere, Rihanna’s Anti continues its top 10 streak, rising from last week’s No. 7 spot to No. 6 with 40,000 sold. Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman meanwhile, drops down to No.7 with 33,000 units.