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Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Lands At No. 1 On Billboard 200

It’s the biggest first week for a rap album since ’s own “Views” in 2016.

Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Lands At No. 1 On Billboard 200

Drake‘s new Scorpion album has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Billboard reports.

The reports show Drake’s fifth solo LP reached No. 1 on their Billboard 200 chart after it earned 732,000 equivalent album units, with 160,000 of that figure made up of traditional album sales.

This marks Drizzy’s eighth No. 1 album, meaning that each and every one of his retail full-length releases (including mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and playlist More Life) have topped the chart. 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.

It is also the biggest week for a rap or R&B album in over two years, following Drake’s own Views, which earned 1.04 million units in its first week in May 2016.

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.

Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Lands At No. 1 On Billboard 200