Drake’s Views stayed&#one hundred sixty;number one on the Billboard 200 for a fourth straight week, heading off heavy competition in the type of a pair of recent releases, Ariana Grande’s bad lady and Blake Shelton’s If i am honest.
In its fourth week of unlock, Views racked up any other 189,000 complete copies – despite the fact that most effective 50,000 of that determine was from traditional album sales; the remainder got here from circulation similar Albums, or SEAs – to remain in the top spot.
The closing male artist to spend 4 or extra straight weeks at primary was once Michael Buble, who entire the feat on the intersection of 2011 and 2012 with his holiday LP Christmas, Billboard experiences.
Grande’s dangerous lady had to accept quantity Two and a hundred seventy five,000 whole copies, 129,000 of which have been actual album sales. despite the fact that unhealthy lady did not attain the Billboard 200 heights of her first two albums – 2013’s Yours actually and 2014’s My everything both peaked at primary – Grande’s latest LP did toughen on My everything‘s first week gross sales with the aid of roughly 6,000 copies.
Shelton’s If i am sincere got here in at number Three with a hundred and seventy,000 whole copies. while the united states singer had to settle for 1/3 location on the Billboard 200, he can take consolation in the truth that If i am sincere was the week’s best-selling album, with 153,000 copies offered; the rest of the a hundred and seventy,000 came from bulk song purchases and streams.
Beyoncé’s Lemonade finished the week at number 4 while Rihanna’s Anti‘s held quantity five, however after that, traditional rockers dominated the decrease half of of the top 10.
Eric Clapton’s new LP I still Do&#one hundred sixty;entered the Billboard 200 at number Six and forty six,000 copies. The guitar god used to be narrowly trailed via Bob Dylan, whose 2d assortment of Sinatra classics, Fallen Angels, grabbed quantity Seven with 42,000 copies sold. further down, Tom Petty and his Mudcrutch closed out the highest 10 as their 2 moved 33,000 albums in its first week of unlock.
Filling out the top 10 had been Meghan Trainor’s thank you at number Eight and Adele’s 25 at 9.