Drake has long been on top of the music charts but his reign seems to end soon and his spot will be claimed by an Australian group.
The Canadian rapper’s latest album, “Views from the 6,” has been on No. 1 spot in the Billboard album chart for sixth consecutive weeks now. However, according to DigitalSpy, the Australian trio Cookin’ On 3 Burners has overtaken Drake with French producer Kungs’ remix of their song “This Girl.” The song reportedly climbed three notches over the weekend.
Watch video of Cookin’ On 3 Burners’ “This Girl” below
According to Billboard, “Views from the 6” has the record of most consecutive weeks on top of the chart for an album by a man in over a decade. “The Massacre” by 50 Cent was the last album by a man with the same record of six weeks in a row at the No. 1 spot. “The Massacre” recorded the six consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard charts from March 19 to April 23, 2005.
Billboard added that the last album by a man with more weeks at No. 1 was Eminem’s “Recovery.” Eminem holds the seven nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 record between July 10 and Sept. 4, 2010.
New York Times wrote Drizzy’s album continues to garner huge streaming numbers even if its CD and download sales have dropped. “Views” has been a huge success on streaming services, and has tallied the six largest streaming weeks for an album’s tracks.
Tailing “Views” with the largest streaming week for an album is Beyonce’s “Lemonade,” which has earned 115.2 million streams.
Overall, “Views from the 6” has sold just 32,000 copies last week in the United States, according to Nielsen, NY Times noted.
According to Idolator, Drake also released his collaborative work with Gucci Mane’s “Back on Road” and a Puff Daddy-inspired singles called “4 PM in Calabasas.”