Nick Jonas will sell the most physical albums this week, but it won’t trump Drake overall.
Drake is unstoppable, remaining atop the Billboard 200 for a seventh consecutive week with his latest release Views, selling 121,000 equivalent album units. Views is the first album by a male to spend seven consecutive weeks at No. 1 in nearly 16 years.
Nick Jonas’ Last Year Was Complicated flies into the No. 2 slot with 66,000 units, 47,000 of which were traditional album sales.
It’s been 10 years since a male solo artist managed to have their album stay at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for six consecutive weeks, and Drake is eyeing a seventh. Views is only projected to sell 25-28k in pure album sales, but because his sales game is still so strong, he’ll easily top the charts once again. This means that despite Nick Jonas’ new record Last Year Was Complicated selling the most, estimated around 45-50k, he won’t debut at No. 1.
Sound familiar? Drake also blocked Meghan Trainor and Ariana Grande from topping the charts recently.
But don’t worry, Jonas isn’t too upset by it. He says in the brand new issue of Essential magazine he thinks Drake is “just awesome,” adding: “I love Kanye a lot as well. Those two had really great albums this year. I’d love to work with them.”
“I’m very comfortable with who I am today,” Jonas continued. “I think it has been a process to get here, and I’m always trying to evolve, but I’m grateful of my journeys. I like the ride, it’s fun. As long as you’re willing to have fun too, it’s a good ride.”
The stats via Hits Daily Double:
Sales Plus Streaming
Drake (YMCMB/Republic) 115-125
*Nick Jonas (Safehouse/Island) 60-65k
Beyoncé (Columbia) 59-64k
Hamilton (Uptown) 50-55k
Rihanna (Westbury Road/Roc Nation) 36-40k
*Jon Bellion (Capitol) 36-40k
Twenty One Pilots (Fueled by Ramen) 28-32k
Ariana Grande (Republic) 26-30k
Adele (XL/Columbia) 26-30k
Blake Shelton (Warner Bros. Nashville) 25-28k
Chris Stapleton (Mercury Nashville) 25-28k
Meghan Trainor (Epic) 21-24k
*Garbage (Vagrant) 20-23k
Dierks Bentley (Capitol Nashville) 19-22k
Kevin Gates (Artist Partner Group) 19-22k
*Nick Jonas (Safehouse/Island) 45-50k
Beyoncé (Columbia) 39-43k
Hamilton (Uptown) 37-41k
*Jon Bellion (Capitol) 29-33k
Drake (YMCMB/Republic) 25-28k
Blake Shelton (Warner Bros. Nashville) 19-22k
*Garbage (Vagrant) 19-22k
Chris Stapleton (Mercury Nashville) 18-21k
*Paul McCartney (Hear Music) 16-19k
*Now Country 9 (NOW) 15-18k
Adele (XL/Columbia) 15-18k
*Kaleo (New Elektra) 14-17k
*Fitz & the Tantrums (New Elektra) 13-16k
Dierks Bentley (Capitol Nashville) 11-14k
Prince (Warner Bros.) 11-14k