Drake
4.3.2017

Drake’s ‘More Life’ Tops Billboard 200 for Second Week

Drake’s More Life stays on the Billboard 200 head top for the second consecutive week.

The “playlist” earns 226,000 equivalent album units (43,000 traditional) in its second week of availability, down from last week’s whopping 505,000 debut. More Life continues its historic run. With 169,000 streaming equivalent album units, the project has the second-largest streaming week for an album ever, behind the effort’s first-week numbers.

This marks the second time Drake has spent more than one week at No. 1 following Views, which spent 13 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 last year. All five of his other No. 1s (What a Time to Be Alive, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Nothing Was the Same, Take Care, Thank Me Later) only spent one week at the top.

In all, this is the 6 God’s 20th cumulative week in the lead position. Only Eminem (31 with 7 No. 1s), Jay Z (23 weeks with 13 No. 1s), and MC Hammer (21 with one album, Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em) have had more weeks in that slot.

Elsewhere on the chart, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ stays at No. 2 with 98,000 units. Meanwhile, Trey Songz’s Tremaine: The Album opens at No. 3 with 67,000 units (45,000 traditional). Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic holds strong at No. 6 with 49,000, Rick Ross’ Rather You Than Me falls 3-8 with 40,000 units, Future’s self-titled LP dips 8-9 with 39,000 units, and The Weeknd’s Starboy rounds things out at No. 10 with 36,000.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Drake – More Life – 226,000
2. Ed Sheeran – ÷ – 98,000
3. Trey Songz – Tremaine – 67,000
4. Various – Beauty & the Beast – 64,000
5. Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct – 50,000
6. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic – 49,000
7. Various – Moana – 46,000
8. Rick Ross – Rather You Than Me – 40,000
9. Future – Future – 39,000
10. The Weeknd – Starboy – 36,000