Drake blocked the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers from debuting at No. 1.
He’s unstoppable, and there’s no end in sight for the Toronto rapper to fall from his throne. Views, Drake’s massive new LP, spends an eighth consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and becomes one of only four hip-hop albums to spend at least eight weeks at No. 1, Billboard confirms.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ The Getaway opened at No. 2 with 118,000 equivalent album units (108,000 in traditional album sales).
Thanks to his huge stream game, Views earned another 124,000 equivalent album units, 33,000 were in pure album sales. That works out to 105.1 million streams. His physical album sales increased by 25% since last week, but it’s worth mentioning his label slashed the price to $6.99.
Numbers jabber from Billboard:
With an eighth week at No. 1, Views has the most weeks at No. 1 for an album by a man since 2000, when Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP also earned eight weeks (all consecutive) at No. 1 (charts dated June 10-July 29, 2000). The last album to spend at least eight weeks at No. 1 was Adele’s 25 in late 2015 and early 2016, with 10 nonconsecutive frames atop the list.
This week’s Hot 100 Top 10:
1. Drake – Views
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway
3. Beyonce – Lemonade
4. Broadway’s Hamilton
5. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
6. YG – Still Brazy
7. Rihanna – ANTi
8. Twenty One Pilots – Blurry face
9. Mumford & Sons – Johannesburg
10. Meghan Trainor – Thank You
Comparing Drake’s numbers with Red Hot Chili Peppers, streams versus physical album sales, it’s clear to see how newer generations consume music versus fans of artists before the digital era boom.