Drake Extends Billboard 200 Record Thanks to Compilation Album 'Care Package'
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The Canadian hip-hop superstar's new album, which features previously released songs, marks his ninth No. 1 album on Billboard 200 after arriving atop this week's chart.

AceShowbiz - Even though the content from Drake's new album "Care Package" is merely previously released songs, it's still enough to help him achieve his ninth No. 1 album on Billboard 200. The record arrives atop the weekly chart after selling 109,000 equivalent album units, including 16,000 in traditional album sales, in the week ending August 8, according to Nielsen Music.

With that, the Canadian hip-hop superstar extends his own record for the most No. 1 albums in this decade. Meanwhile, he's tied with the likes of Garth Brooks, Eminem, Madonna and The Rolling Stones for the sixth artist who has most No. 1s on Billboard 200 in the chart's history. They're behind The Beatles (19), Jay-Z (14), Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand (11) and Elvis Presley (10).

Following behind "Care Package" is Ed Sheeran's "No. 6 Collaborations Project" that moves up one spot to No. 2 with 49,000 units. Billie Eilish's "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" also rises one position to No. 3 with 47,000 units. Another new entry in this week, Lil Durk's "Love Songs 4 the Streets 2", launches at No. 4 with 44,000 units. Similar to most hip-hop albums, the entry was driven largely by streaming activity as it racked up 39,000 SEA units.

Staying steady at No. 5 is Chris Brown's "Indigo" with 37,000 units, with last week's chart topper NF's "The Search Dips" trailing behind at No. 6 with 36,000 units. Following the premiere of "Descendants 3", its soundtrack album debuts at No. 7 with just under 36,000 units. Meanwhile, Lizzo's "Cuz I Love You" dips to No. 8 with 34,000 units as Chance the Rapper's "The Big Day" suffers a huge fall, descending to No. 9 with 33,000 units in its second week.

Tool's "Aenima" closes out this week's top ten, re-entering the chart at No. 10 with 33,000 units. This is thanks to the release of the 1996 album on digital retailers and streaming services for the first time.

  1. "Care Package" - Drake (109,000 units)
  2. "No. 6 Collaborations Project" - Ed Sheeran (49,000 units)
  3. "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" - Billie Eilish (47,000 units)
  4. "Love Songs 4 the Streets 2" - Lil Durk (44,000 units)
  5. "Indigo" - Chris Brown (37,000 units)
  6. "The Search" - NF (36,000 units)
  7. "Descendants 3" Soundtrack Album - Various Artists (just under 36,000 units)
  8. "Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo (34,000 units)
  9. "The Big Day" - Chance the Rapper (33,000 units)
  10. "Aenima" - Tool (33,000 units)

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