Numbers On The Board: Drake Tops Both Billboard 200 And Hot 100 To Tie Michael Jackson’s Record

07.06.16 1 year ago 7 Comments

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Let’s get right to it: Drake continued his streak of dual domination of the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 as Views and “One Dance” both came in at no. 1 for the seventh week in a row. He tied Michael Jackson’s record of most consecutive weeks atop both charts by a solo male artist, but it’s going to take several more weeks for Drake to tie the record among all artists. The Beatles accomplished the feat for 12 consecutive weeks on four separate occasions, and Whitney Houston led both charts for 12 straight weeks from 1992 to 1993 with The Bodyguard and “I Will Always Love You.”

From a strictly Billboard 200 perspective, Views passed Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP on the list of most weeks at no. 1 by a hip-hop album, but has a long way to go before it approaches the record — MC Hammer leads with 21 weeks atop the chart with 1990’s Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em.

Here are the 10 best-selling hip-hop or R&B albums in the Billboard 200 for the week ending June 30, determined by total equivalent album units. Pure album sales are in parentheses, with total streams in brackets.

1. Drake – Views – 110,788 (24,801) [99,944,424]
2. Beyonce – Lemonade – 47,598 (31,878) [4,367,693]
5. Rihanna – ANTI – 36,959 (7,843) [31,642,864]
6. Hamilton: An American Musical – 35,929 (21,798) [18,797,031]
11. Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul – 22,551 (6,214) [19,939,785]
16. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo – 19,356 (0) [26,391,546]
18. Kevin Gates – Islah – 18,727 (5,604) [14,263,766]
20. Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book – 16,704 (0) [25,057,325]
25. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness – 14,622 (3,315) [13,215,691]
28. Future – EVOL – 13,993 (1,385) [14,583,415]

In the Hot 100, highlights include Desiigner’s “Panda” dropping one spot to no. 4, and Rihanna continuing to hold two spots in the Top 10. Her collaboration with Calvin Harris, “This Is What You Came For,” holds at no. 5, while “Needed Me” moves up one spot to no. 7.

The summer of Drake continues to roll on without any real threat on the horizon, although Frank Ocean’s new album could make things interesting if it does get released in July.

(Via Billboard 200 and Hot 100)

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