Drake & Future Beat Lana Del Rey To Top Of Album Chart

Robbie Daw | September 28, 2015 4:07 pm
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The Weeknd‘s three-week reign atop the Billboard 200 comes to end as seven new album barrel into the Top 10, the first of which is Drake and Future‘s collaborative What A Time To Be Alive. The LP moved a total of 375,000 units to grab the #1 spot, and while Billboard didn’t note the actual sales figures, it was enough to force Lana Del Rey into a #2 entry with her third major label outing, Honeymoon (116,000 units, 105,000 sales).

“High By The Beach” dirge queen Del Rey previously landed at #2 with 2012’s Born To Die (and opened with 77,000 copies sold) and #1 with 2014’s Ultraviolence (182,000).

With The Weeknd now down to #3, the Top 10 is filled with five further debuts — one of which is Ryan Adams‘ re-working of 1989, which curiously goes in at #7, just one notch above Taylor Swift‘s original version of the album.

See how the rest of the upper region of the main album chart played out below.

The Top 10 of the Billboard 200:

1. Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive *new* *1 week*
2. Lana Del Rey, Honeymoon *new*
3. The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness
4. Mac Miller, Go:od AM *new*
5. David Gilmour, Rattle That Lock *new*
6. Shinedown, Threat To Survival *new*
7. Ryan Adams, 1989 *new*
8. Taylor Swift, 1989
9. Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights
10. Andy Mineo, Uncomfortable *new*

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