Drake’s ‘VIEWS’ Holds the No. 1 Spot on the Billboard 200 for the 7th Straight Week
For the seventh straight week, Drake has enjoyed his view from the top—of the Billboard 200, that is.
Drizzy's latest album, VIEWS, has held the #1 spot on the charts for seven weeks now, making him the first man to do that in 16 years, since the release of Eminem's 2000 classic, The Marshall Mathers LP. Not even Nick Jonas or an unfortunate beard shaving incident (it was for his most recent appearance on Saturday Night Live) could dethrone the superstar rapper. In fact, according to Billboard, Drake almost doubled the numbers of his closest competition—Nick Jonas— putting up 121,000 equivalent album units to Jonas' 66,000.
According to Billboard, the bulk of Drake's total came from streaming (74,000 streaming equivalent units) and the rest came from traditional album sales (27,000) and track equivalent albums (27,000). Basically, Drake is winning across all platforms—traditional sales, streaming and downloads, even though Views' numbers were down 10 percent for the week.
While the Toronto rapper is clearly winning in the rap game, he did take a major loss to French Montana recently. Drake, a super enthusiastic basketball fan, reportedly lost $60,000 to French Montana for betting that the Golden State Warriors would take home a championship ring. French took to Instagram to brag about his winnings.
We're fairly certain Drake, who recently made Forbes 5 Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists list will be alright. After all, what's $60K when you're winning everything else right now?