Drake Gets Eighth Week at Billboard 200's No. 1, RHCP Starts at No. 2
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Drizzy's 'Views' now becomes one of only four hip-hop records to spend at least eight weeks at No. 1 while Red Hot Chili Peppers earns their seventh top 10 set with 'The Getaway'.

AceShowbiz - Drake's "Views" is unstoppable. The album once again leads Billboard 200 with additional 124,000 units in its eighth week, including 33,000 in pure album sales and 70,000 in streaming equivalent units, according to Nielsen Music. That means the record was streamed 105.1 million times during the tracking week.

"Views" now has the most consecutive weeks at the top slot by any album since the "Frozen (2013)" soundtrack also spent eight weeks in a row at No. 1 in 2014. Drake's latest effort is also now only the fourth hip-hop set to have at least eight weeks at No. 1, joining Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP", Vanilla Ice's "To the Extreme" and MC Hammer's "Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em".

Next on this week's Billboard 200, Red Hot Chili Peppers' "The Getaway" arrives at No. 2 with 118,000 that include 108,000 in traditional album sales. It becomes the band's seventh top 10 album and becomes the fourth record to debut at No. 2 behind Drake's "Views", following Nick Jonas' "Last Year Was Complicated", Ariana Grande's "Dangerous Woman" and Dierks Bentley's "Black".

At No. 3 is Beyonce Knowles' "Lemonade" that jumps one rung with 49,000. The Broadway cast recording of "Hamilton" falls to No. 4 from last week's No. 3 with 49,000. Radiohead's "A Moon Shaped Pool", which debuted and peaked at No. 3 upon its release earlier this year, returns to the top 5 with 48,000 units.

YG's "Still Brazy" opens at No. 6 with 38,000 units, including 28,000 in pure album sales. It marks the rapper's second top 10 effort as he previously entered the region with 2014's "My Krazy Life" that reached No. 2 with 61,000 copies earned in its first week.

Rihanna's "Anti" and Twenty One Pilots' "Blurryface" both slip one rung to No. 7 and No. 8 respectively with 37,000 units each. Behind them is Mumford & Sons' "Johannesburg" that lands at No. 9 with 36,000 (34,000 in pure album sales). The project, a collaboration with Senegalese singer Baaba Maal, dance act The Very Beat and South African pop group Beatenberg, is Marcus Mumford and Co.'s fourth top 10 effort on the chart.

Closing out the top 10 is Meghan Trainor's "Thank You" that rises from No. 12 to No. 10 with 34,000 units thanks to her performance on "Today" show and the album's discounted price at iTunes.

  1. "Views" - Drake (124,000)
  2. "The Getaway" - Red Hot Chili Peppers (118,000)
  3. "Lemonade" - Beyonce Knowles (49,000)
  4. The "Hamilton" Soundtrack - Various Artists (49,000)
  5. "A Moon Shaped Pool" - Radiohead (48,000)
  6. "Still Brazy" - YG (38,000)
  7. "Anti" - Rihanna (37,000)
  8. "Blurryface" - Twenty One Pilots (37,000)
  9. "Johannesburg" - Mumford & Sons (36,000)
  10. "Thank You" - Meghan Trainor (34,000)

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