Drake Has Topped Album Chart For As Long As Every Other Male Artist Combined In 2016
While fireworks were popping off all weekend, no doubt chart news was the furthest thing from your mind. And that’s okay, because Drake is still on top of both the Billboard 200 and the Hot 100, with Views and “One Dance,” respectively, so you didn’t miss much.
Views has now been tops for nine consecutive weeks, the longest stretch for a male solo artist since Billy Ray Cyrus‘ Some Gave All racked up 17 weeks in a row, between June and October in 1992. The last album in general with a longer consecutive run at #1 was Adele‘s 25, which spent its first 10 weeks (between December 2015 and this past January) on top.
On a final note, Drake has now been at #1 with his latest album for just as long as every other male artist or male-fronted act combined in 2016 — and that includes David Bowie, Panic! At The Disco, Future, The 1975, Kendrick Lamar, Zayn, Kanye West, The Lumineers and Prince. How completely exciting.
The Top 10 of the Billboard 200:
1. Drake, Views *9 weeks*
2. Beyonce, Lemonade
3. The Avett Brothers, True Sadness *new*
4. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface
5. Rihanna, Anti
6. Cast, Hamilton
7. Adele, 25
8. Various, Epic AF
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Getaway
10. Meghan Trainor, Thank You