Billboard 200: Drake Stays at No. 1, Chance the Rapper Makes Historical Top 10 Debut
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As Drizzy's 'Views' earns its third consecutive week atop the list, Chance's 'Coloring Book' becomes the first streaming-exclusive project to chart on Billboard 200.

AceShowbiz - Drake and Beyonce Knowles are still unbeatable atop the Billboard 200. The Canadian rapper's "Views" earns its third consecutive week at No. 1 with another 239,000 equivalent units that include 83,000 in traditional album sales, according to Nielsen Music.

The set becomes the first since January to spend three weeks in a row at the top spot. That month, Adele's "25" ended a seven-week run, of its 10 non-consecutive weeks, at the all-genre albums chart's No. 1.

As for Beyonce, her "Lemonade" stays at No. 2 for the third week with 128,000 units. With 92,000 copies sold, the LP beats Drizzy's "Views" for the No. 1 position on the Top Album Sales chart.

Trailing behind Queen Bey is Meghan Trainor, whose "Thank You" debuts at No. 3 with 107,000 units (84,000 in pure album sales). It marks her second studio album, following last year's "Title" which arrived on Billboard 200 at No. 1 with 238,000 units (195,000 copies).

Rock band Pierce the Veil is another newcomer in the top 10 as their "Misadventures" launches at No. 4 with 54,000. Closing out the top 5 is Rihanna's "Anti" that jumps from last week's No. 7 with just over over 44,000.

Meanwhile, Keith Urban's "Ripcord" falls from No. 4 to No. 6 with 44,000. Prince's "The Very Best of Prince" also slips two rungs to No. 7 with 42,000.

Chance the Rapper's "Coloring Book" is another highlight of this week's Billboard 200 as it bows at No. 8 and becomes the first project to chart on Billboard 200 solely from streams. It was reportedly streamed 57.3 million times via Apple Music in its first week, which is equivalent to 38,000 album units. The mixtape will remain an Apple exclusive until May 27.

Previously, Kanye West's "The Life of Pablo", which was first only made available on Tidal before hitting other services, became the first album to chart at No. 1 with more than half of its units generated from streaming.

Back on the latest Billboard 200, Radiohead's "A Moon Shaped Pool" plunges from No. 3 to No. 9 with 34,000. Jennifer Nettles' sophomore album "Playing With Fire" nabs the last spot in the top 10, opening with 33,000 units (31,000 in pure album sales).

  1. "Views" - Drake (239,000)
  2. "Lemonade" - Beyonce Knowles (128,000)
  3. "Thank You" - Meghan Trainor (107,000)
  4. "Misadventures" - Pierce the Veil (54,000)
  5. "Anti" - Rihanna (44,000)
  6. "Ripcord" - Keith Urban (44,000)
  7. "The Very Best of Prince" - Prince (42,000)
  8. "Coloring Book" - Chance the Rapper (38,000)
  9. "A Moon Shaped Pool" - Radiohead (34,000)
  10. "Playing With Fire" - Jennifer Nettles (33,000)

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