News Charts / Awards 09/07/2018

Drake Earns 8th No 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart With 'Scorpion'

Drake Earns 8th No 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart With 'Scorpion'

Subscribe to our news via Email. Enter your email address:

Service handled via Google Feedburner.
Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Drake's 5th solo album 'Scorpion' reached No 1 on their Billboard 200 chart after its first week available after moving 732,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 5, Billboard reports. Traditional album sales accounted for 160,000 of that final tally.

As reported last week, Scorpion is one of the first albums to be influenced by Billboard's new streaming rules. Under the new rules, paid subscriptions hold a bigger weight compared to free ones. It takes 1,250 streams of an album to equal one sale on paid subscriptions, while 3,750 streams will equal one sale on free streaming options, like Spotify's free tier or YouTube.

The album's first single "God's Plan" has also become the most-streamed song of the year after earning 1.121 billion streams, making it the only song to top a billion streams in 2018. "Nice for What" and "God's Plan" have gone platinum several times over, and though it's not on Scorpion, Lil Baby's "Yes Indeed" featuring Drake also went platinum this past week.

This marks Drizzy's 8th No. 1. That number takes into account the OVO rapper's five solo studio albums, the projects If You're Reading This It's Too Late and What a Time to Be Alive, with Future, and the playlist, More Life. Drizzy moves into a tie with Kanye West and Eminem for the most No. 1 albums among rap acts. They face a steep climb to catch Jay-Z who leads the way for hip-hop with 14. Drizzy also ties West, Shady and The Beatles for most consecutive chart toppers.

The first week for Scorpion was also historic in other ways. The album broke the first-day streaming record over all platforms, after it was streamed 170 million times in 24 hours. It went on to break the one-week streaming record in just three days and eventually became the only album in history to be streamed over 1 billion times in seven days.

Most read news of the week
Rotten Hill Gang's Up Next With Their New Album 'Teach Peace'
BSM's Big Day Out Reveals New Line Up Additions: Talons, Happy Accidents, Nervus (Em Solo), Gender Roles, Matt Emery
The End A.D. Working On New Album, To Release New 12″ EP Vinyl + Split Release With Tormentress, Out September!
Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits - Deluxe DVD Package, Digital Formats, And More Coming July 6th
Calling Kings' New Music Video Questions The Sinister Side Of The Entertainment Industry
"Avril Night" A Benefit Concert Hosted By Canadian Bands The Beaches And The Elwins Raises Over $10,000 For The Avril Lavigne Foundation
Jazz Saxophonist Sam Rucker Releases New Album "Redemption" Out August 24, 2018
Spring Awakening Lovers Release Music Video Of Unrequited Love
Nashville Garage Rockers Step Sisters Debut Video For "Waste My Head"
Lakeshore Records To Release "Queen Of The South" Original Series Score Composed By Giorgio Moroder & Raney Shockne
Malu Trevejo Voids Her Recording Contract And Files Lawsuit Against Universal Music Latino
Canton, MS Rapper 101 Releases Hot New Single "Ride The Wave"
Emii Releases 'Soulfire Mix' Of Billboard Hot Singles Top 10 Hit,"Heart In A Box"
A Brilliant New EP 'Johnny Was' From The Talented Belfast Singer/Songwriter John Andrews
Enjambre Releases Four Remixes Of The Song "Y La Esperanza"

© 2001-2018 (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0172861 secs // 4 () queries in 0.054428100585938 secs
Members Area
Latest charts