Drake tops album chart for 7th week

Drake.
Drake.

LOS ANGELES • Canadian R&B singer Drake stayed at No. 1 on the weekly United States album chart for a seventh consecutive week on Monday, becoming the first male artist in more than a decade to achieve the feat, according to Billboard.

Drake's Views (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic) had just 27,000 album sales last week, but its 110 million streams were far ahead of those for any other record, according to data from Nielsen.

Billboard said the last male artist to spend seven consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the album chart was rapper Eminem with The Marshall Mathers, which stayed for eight consecutive weeks at the top of the chart in 2000.

Drake's Views ties the most recent run by British singer Adele's 25 late last year and early this year.

Among other long stretches at No. 1 recently, the Frozen soundtrack notched eight consecutive weeks in 2014 and Adele's 21 had 10 in a row two years before.

Singer Nick Jonas' latest solo album, Last Year Was Complicated (Island), opened at No. 2, while the cast recording for Hamilton (Atlantic) rose 10 spots to No. 3.

Also this week, singer Beyonce's Lemonade (Parkwood/Columbia) was No. 4 and singer Jon Bellion opened at No. 5 with his new solo album, The Human Condition (Capitol).

REUTERS, NEW YORK TIMES

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 22, 2016, with the headline 'Drake tops album chart for 7th week'. Print Edition | Subscribe