Drake Scores Seventh No. 1 on Billboard 200 with 'More Life'

  /  03.27.2017

More Life comes for the Billboard 200 head top. Drake’s new playlist project debuts at No. 1 on the coveted chart, setting a new streaming record in the process.

As projected, the effort earned 505,000 equivalent album units, the biggest opening for a project since his own Views dropped in May of last year.

Drake set a new high in streaming equivalent units with 257,000 through 384.8 million streams of individual tracks from the 22-song playlist. Again, he bests himself as Views had 163,000 streaming equivalent units with 245.1 million song streams.

More Life moved 23,000 track equivalent album units and 226,000 in traditional album sales units, the second-most this year, following Ed Sheeran’s ÷. This follows news that More Life had already bested Views in streaming, shattering Spotify records in the process.

This is Drake’s seventh straight No. 1, tying him with Eminem and Kanye West for second-most No. 1s among hip-hop artists. Jay Z holds the crown in that category with 13.

More Life will be available in CD format on March 31 and on vinyl after that.

Elsewhere on the Billboard 200, Sheeran’s ÷ falls 1-2, Rick Ross’s Rather You Than Me opens at No. 3 with 106,000, and Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic slips 4-6 with 51,000. Rounding out the top 10, Future’s self-titled LP falls 6-8 (40,000), The Weeknd’s Starboy dips 7-9 (39,000), and Migos’ Culture raindrops 8-10 (37,000).

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Drake – More Life – 505,000
2. Ed Sheeran – ÷ – 119,000
3. Rick Ross – Rather You Than Me – 106,000
4. Various – Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack – 99,000
5. Depeche Mode – Spirit – 64,000
6. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic — 51,000
7. Various – Moana Soundtrack – 50,000
8. Future – Future – 40,000
9. The Weeknd – Starboy – 39,000
10. Migos – Culture – 37,000

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