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.
“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.”
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.