‘Views’ From The Top: Drake’s Album Could Break Another Chart Record

Drake is still enjoying a stellar 2016 with a view from the top of the charts. In fact, his fourth studio album Views is on its way to accomplishing something that not many hip-hop artists have achieved on the Billboard charts.

According to reports, the album has been sitting at the number one spot for nine straight weeks, the third-longest reign for a hip-hop album in the history of the charts.

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Views pulls ahead of Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP (with eight weeks at No. 1) to solely claim the third-most weeks at No. 1 by a hip-hop album,” Billboard writes. “Ahead of Views are Vanilla Ice’s To the Extreme (16 weeks at No. 1 in 1990 and 1991) and MC Hammer’s Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em (21 weeks in 1990).” The last man to hold a reign for this long on the charts in any genre is Billy Ray Cyrus in 1992 with his album, Some Gave All, which boasted the hit “Achy Breaky Heart.”

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This week alone, Views moved 110,788 equivalent album units, a figure calculated by the combination of pure album sales, singles sales and streams. 24,801 of the units are solely album sales.

What. A. Time.

It’s a 9 now. 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

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