Drake is back on top.
We saw this coming. Drake's More Life playlist obliterated both Spotify and Apple Music's records for having the best first-day streams for an album ever. As a result, the Toronto rapper has secured his seventh No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 505,000 equivalent album units. As Billboard points out, that’s the biggest week for any album since Drake’s own Views launched with 1.04 million units last May.
Numbers jargon from the music giant:
Of More Life’s starting sum, a record 257,000 units were driven by streaming equivalent album units, equating to 384.8 million streams of songs from the 22-track album during the tracking frame (each unit equals 1,500 streams of songs from the album).
More Life’s streaming sum beats the previous record holder of Drake’s Views, which launched with 163,000 streaming equivalent units (245.1 million song streams).
This week's Billboard 200 Top 10
1. Drake, More Life – 505,000 units
2. Ed Sheeran, ÷ – 119,000 units
3. Rick Ross, Rather You Than Me – 106,000 units
4. Various, Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack – 99,000 units
5. Depeche Mode, Spirit – 64,000 units
6. Bruno Mars, 24K Magic — 51,000 units
7. Various, Moana Soundtrack – 50,000 units
8. Future, Future – 40,000 units
9. The Weeknd, Starboy – 39,000 units
10. Milos, Culture – 37,000 units
More Life, more Drake.