Coloring Book

Chance the Rapper's 'Coloring Book' Makes History on Billboard 200

  /  05.23.2016

Chano makes history. Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book has become the first-ever streaming-only project to chart on the Billboard 200.

The Chicago rapper’s third mixtape, which features Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Future, arrives at No. 8 with 38,000 equivalent album units and more than 57.3 million streams in its first week. The independently released project will remain an Apple Music exclusive until May 27 when it hits other platforms.

Coloring Book beat out Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo for the “streaming-exclusive” distinction because a small portion (.07 percent) of TLOP’s figures came from album sales.

Elsewhere in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, Drake’s Views continues its streak with a third week at No. 1. This time around, it sold 239,000 equivalent album units—83,000 in traditional album sales and 186.1 million streams.

Views is not only the first album to land three consecutive No. 1s since Adele’s 25, but it also has the top three largest streaming weeks for an album this year with 245.1 million in its first week, 140.8 million in its second, and 186.1 million in its third.

Beyoncé’s LEMONADE is also still going strong. At No. 2 this week, the project sold 128,000 album equivalent units, followed by Meghan Trainor’s Thank You at No. 3 with 107,000. See the rest of the top 10, including showings from Rihanna and Prince, below.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Drake – Views – 239,000
2. Beyoncé – LEMONADE – 128,000
3. Meghan Trainor – Thank You – 107,000
4. Pierce the Veil – Misadventures – 54,000
5. Rihanna – ANTI – 44,000
6. Keith Urban – Ripcord – 44,000
7. Prince – The Very Best of Prince – 42,000
8. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book – 38,000
9. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool – 34,000
10. Jennifer Nettles – Playing with Fire – 33,000


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