Drake Tops Billboard 200 With “VIEWS”

By Staff  |  05/09/2016

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As expected, VIEWS debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, racking up 1.04 million sales in its first week for Drake.

The total is a mix of both streaming and traditional album sales. An exclusive to Apple through May 6, album also moved 852,000 traditional album units.

VIEWS is now the best-selling album so far in 2016, and best first week for a male artist since Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience in March 2013.

Humbled by the support, Drake thanked fans on Instagram, writing: "One million sold in one week. I am beyond grateful for this milestone. Thank you for listening".

One million sold in one week. I am beyond grateful for this milestone. Thank you for listening. #VIEWS

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VIEWS was streamed 245.1 million times in the U.S.

It's also Drake's sixth straight No. 1, following 2015's joint project with Future, What a Time To Be Alive.