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Drake, Kendrick Lamar make Billboard history this week

Ralph Bristout

 // Apr 10, 2017

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Next week, Drake and Kendrick Lamar will go head to head for the top spot of the Billboard 200 when the latter's set, currently titled ALBUM on iTunes, competes with More Life for chart supremacy. But for now, the two titans are making history — respectively.

For the third week in a row, Drake's More Life tops the Billboard 200 list. The playlist-project earned 136,000 equivalent album units, adding to the 226,000 units it earned last week. In addition, the rapper also outdid himself this week, leading More Life to be the first album since Views to spend its first three weeks at No. 1. Drake's 2016 set spent nine weeks at No. 1 after its April debut.

Drake's 'More Life': All the record-breaking stats (so far)

Over on the Billboard Hot 100, Kendrick made history with the highest debut for a rap song in seven years with "HUMBLE." According to Billboard, the Compton rapper scored his highest-charting solo single ever in its first week, debuting at No. 2 on the chart. It is the highest debut for a rap song since Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" in 2010. His last release, "The Heart Part 4," debuted at No. 22 on the said chart.

"HUMBLE." is set to appear on Kendrick's upcoming album, which arrives on April 14.

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