Sun 26 Mar 2017
Drake is at top yet again. The Canadian superstar’s More Life playlist debuts No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Along with setting new streaming records, the “playlist” becomes Drake’s seventh consecutive chart-topping album.
Continue after the jump….
According to Nielsen Music, More Life moved 505,000 album units opening week (226,000 in traditional album sales, 23,000 TEA units). Of that total, a record 257,000 units were attributed to streaming equivalent album units, which equates to 384.8 million streams of songs from More Life during its debut week.
Drake’s 7th No. 1 album ties Kanye West and Eminem for the second-most No. 1s among hip-hop acts, trailing only Jay Z, who leads with 13 No. 1s. Overall More Life is the biggest opening week for any album since Drake’s own VIEWS debuted with 1.04 million units moved in May 2016.