Drake’s ‘Views’ Tops Billboard 200, Gucci Mane Debuts at No. 2

By PieroHyde

Drake’s Views continues its historic run.

The album earns its 12th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 85,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 28.

By surpassing Taylor Swift’s 11 weeks at No. 1 with 1989, the 6 God earns the most weeks at the leadership position since 2014 when Frozen received 13 weeks atop the chart. Discounting soundtracks, Views has the most weeks at No. 1 since Adele’s 24 weeks with her album 21 in 2011-2012.

As Billboard reports, only nine albums have spent 12 weeks or more at No. 1 in the last 25 years.

Following Drake is his “Back on Road” partner-in-rhyme Gucci Mane, who debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with his first studio album in half a decade, Everybody Looking. Selling 68,000 units (43,000 traditional), the LP gives Guwop his highest ranking ever, beating his No. 4 placement in 2010 with The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted.

Drake’s “Work” collaborator Rihanna also makes the top 5 this week with ANTI at No. 4, just behind Twenty One Pilots. Meanwhile, the Epic AF compilation nabs the No. 5 slot.

Rounding out the top 10 are Sia’s This Is Acting (No. 6), Adele’s 25 (No. 7), the Hamilton soundtrack (No. 8), BeyoncĂ©’s LEMONADE (No. 9), and Meghan Trainor’s Thank You (No. 10).

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Drake – Views – 85,000
2. Gucci Mane – Everybody Looking – 68,000
3. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface – 36,000
4. Rihanna – ANTI – 33,000
5. Epic AF – 31,000
6. Sia – This Is Acting – 30,000
7. Adele – 25 – 29,000
8. Hamilton – 27,000
9. BeyoncĂ© – LEMONADE – 26,000
10. Meghan Trainor – Thank You – 22,000

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