Earlier it was reported that Drake sold 852,000 copies of his most recent album effort Views, giving the album the best first week of sales of any album released in 2016, so far.
After the first full week of its release, Billboard has reported that Views has debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at the No. 1 position. Views becomes Drake’s sixth No. 1 album, following his last five album releases, including What a Time To Be Alive, his joint album with Future. According to Billboard, Views was also streamed a whopping 254.1 million times in the U.S. The previous record for most streams in its first week was Justin Bieber’s Purpose, released last year.
Sliding down the chart is Beyoncé’s Lemonade, which debuted at No. 1 last week. Lemonade only drops down to No. 2. Prince’s Purple Rain and Rihanna’s Anti remain at the No. 3 and No. 5 spots, respectively.