Drake is making history with Views. The rapper’s newest offering is still at the No. 1 position of the Billboard 200 albums chart for the fourth straight week.
According to Billboard, Views has recorded “the most weeks at No. 1 for an album by a male artist in over four years.” It followed Michael Buble’s Christmas which was on top of the charts for five consecutive weeks beginning Dec. 10, 2011 to Jan. 7, 2012.
However, it’s Eminem’s Recovery that has spent the longest on top of the charts albeit non-consecutive. His album dominated for seven weeks, between July and September in 2010.
Views is identified as very popular among streaming services as the album from Drake “owns the top four largest streaming weeks for an album ever.” Its debut frame generated 245.1 million streams while it got 140.8 million on its second week. On the third week, it went back up again at 186.1 million. On its fourth and current week, streams are at 166.2 million.
As to album sales, Drake’s Views got “189,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 26.” Of the figure, “50,000 were in traditional album sales.” Trailing behind Drake and his Views are Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman. She’s followed by Blake Shelton’s If I’m Honest, Beyonce’s Lemonade, Eric Clapton’s I Still Do, Meghan Trainor’s Thank You, and Adele’s 25.
Before Drake’s dominance in the charts, the only albums by men that got three weeks at No. 1 since Michael Buble’s album were The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness and Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience.
Amid the success of Drake and Views, the rapper is preparing to build his mansion in Toronto. All Hip Hop reported that a municipal panel has approved the construction in the Bridle Path neighborhood last week.
The rapper’s property will be a massive 21,000 square feet house that will feature a jersey museum, an NBA-sized basketball court, and a hot tub on the roof.