Drake
5.16.2016

Drake’s ‘Views’ Tops Billboard 200 for Second Week

Views remains on top.

Holding steady at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Drake’s latest album sold 313,000 equivalent album units (175,000 in pure album sales) in its second week. It has already surpassed the 1 million mark, making the 6 God the first artist to do so in 2016. Adele’s 25 was the last album to achieve that feat in 2015.

On Friday, Drake also unleashed Views to other streaming platforms following the Apple Music exclusive, a move that will certainly impact next week’s charts.

His visibility is only increasing, it seems. Over the weekend, Drizzy played host and musical guest on “SNL” for the second time in his career, and he is slated to appear on “Ellen” this Wednesday (May 18).

Elsewhere on the chart, Beyoncé’s LEMONADE holds at No. 2 this week with 202,000 units (153,000 in pure album sales), while Rihanna’s ANTI falls two spots to No. 7 (48,000 units).

See the rest of the top 10 below.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Drake – Views – 313,000
2. Beyoncé – LEMONADE – 202,000
3. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool – 173,000
4. Keith Urban – Ripcord – 106,000
5. Prince – The Very Best of Prince – 77,000
6. Cole Swindell – You Should Be Here – 76,000
7. Rihanna – ANTI – 48,000
8. Prince – Purple Rain – 43,000
9. Adele – 25 – 41,000
10. Chris Stapleton – Traveller – 31,000