Chart Check: Drake Makes History As New Album With Future Hits #1 [Billboard 200]

Published: Wednesday 30th Sep 2015 by Rashad
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Coming as a surprise to approximately no one, Canadian emcee Drake is still winning.  For once, however, he’s bringing someone else along for the ride – Future.

Indeed, as predicted here, the twosome’s surprise album ‘What a Time To Be Alive’ dashed the dreams of Lana Del Rey‘s tertiary release ‘Honeymoon’s bid for the top spot on this week’s Billboard 200.

And, while not exactly meeting the projected 500,000 first week sales listed by industry analysts last week, the set’s inaugural numbers gave them each their second chart-toppers of the year.

See the final figures below:

Via Billboard:

The set earned 375,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 24, according to Nielsen Music — of that sum, 334,000 were pure album sales.

Coming in at No. 2 on the new chart is Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon, with 116,000 units (105,000 in pure album sales). It’s the fourth top 10 album for Del Rey, and follows her chart-topping Ultraviolence in 2014.

The albums come as two of 7 debuts in this week’s top 10 and follow reports Drake will see his name etched in history books for notching 100 hits on the Hot 100.  In fact, he is the youngest on the list of artists with triple digit entries on the tally.

See the top 10 here:

207, Glee Cast
127, Lil Wayne

108, Elvis Presley
100, Drake
91, James Brown
83, Jay Z
75, Ray Charles
73, Chris Brown
73, Aretha Franklin
71, The Beatles

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  1. Arianator Barb September 30, 2015

    Congratz, love both of playing hotline bling and rich s**

    • Benjamin= Black C#*# lover September 30, 2015

      You’re looking good in that Gravatar, yes baby!

  2. RIHANNA>beyonce September 30, 2015

    Aww poor ci-error everybody is selling but her. Her new fake relationship can’t even stop her ex from selling records

  3. S****** Blonde September 30, 2015

    Honeymoon numbers are very good, 105,000 copies without promo and commercial music is great, the album is a masterpiece, loving the video for “Music to Watch Boys To”.

    • King Mark111 /.\ October 1, 2015

      The lies and the delusion.

  4. Missy September 30, 2015

    Future is the new TPAIN he will be rendered corny as hell in 12 months


    • King Mark111 /.\ October 1, 2015

      Pain had #1 hits as a producer, writer, artist and featured artist. So no, Feature is no T Pain.

  5. BeyKnowlesBest September 30, 2015

    Queen Drake stay winning he learned from King Bey!

    • RIHANNA>beyonce September 30, 2015

      But I don’t see beytranny name on any record breaking of anything. Yet drake selling more records than your local fave and Rihanna making history twice in a week

      • BeyKnowlesBest September 30, 2015

        Ima let u walk girl

      • King Mark111 /.\ October 1, 2015

        Clock it.

  6. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 30, 2015

    I really hope Drake earns his first #1 with “Hotline Bling”. He deserves it and the song is great and relates with most young people in relationships in today’s society. After his run at #1, Hailee Seinfeld’s “Love Myself” should take its spot. I still can’t believe she actually has an Oscar nomination.

  7. @JanetCIARA_ September 30, 2015

    Future knew what he was doing with his childish messy a**, Keep Ciara name in yo mouth bitter bish!

    • RIHANNA>beyonce October 1, 2015

      Like talking about ci-error will boost his sales. When she can’t boost her own sales. Future has had more hits than ci-error. Ci-error can’t even give away her records.

      • BAD GIRL GONE GOOD October 1, 2015


      • Monica Stan October 1, 2015

        Future is outselling Ciara and selling out shows. She should feel dumb

      • Kayla C October 1, 2015

        And now she’s with a Super Bowl champion who’s worth way more than Future hoodrat ass

      • Monica Stan October 1, 2015

        Who cares about who she’s with? People keep throwing stones at Future while he outsells her 20x over. Ciara’s only relevance is whoever she’s with at the moment.

  8. Taylor Iggy Stan October 1, 2015


  9. Thee C-mo Love October 1, 2015

    Drake is saved.

  10. Weezy Tha G.O.A.T October 1, 2015

    Congrats Drizz, and wow at Weezy having the most hot 100 entries then another male.

    • Monica Stan October 1, 2015

      That’s wassup

  11. Monica Stan October 1, 2015

    People are delusional if they think consumers are buying Futures album because of Ciara. Rap/trap fans don’t give a f*** about her nor does the general public. Keep clinging to men to stay relevant chile because the music ain’t selling.

    • SMH October 1, 2015

      But how was Future selling before he got with Ciara? Funny how folks like to forget that little tidbit.

  12. What now October 1, 2015

    Papi slaying! Congrats boo

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