Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Drake Breaks Ariana Grande’s #1 Streak

Published: Wednesday 1st Jun 2016 by Rashad

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As reported here, the tight race for the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 kept fans of Ariana Grande, Drake, and Blake Shelton on the edge of their seats until tallying ended this weekend.

A debate starter for sure as early predictions forecasted Drizzy would sell the least, but thanks to streaming, would probably retain the top spot with his hit album ‘Views.’  Conversely, Shelton – who was on track to sell the most – would probably debut the lowest of the three due to lack of streaming.  Lastly, Grande – with her third album ‘Dangerous Woman’ – would potentially see her set mark the first time she missed the #1 spot.

Now, with the official numbers in, it appears the predictions were all spot on.  While Drake’s set shifted 189,000 equivalent album units this week (50,000 of which were in traditional album sales), Ari’s project debuted at #2 with 175,000 equivalent album units (129,000 in pure album sales).

See the full Billboard 200 chart check below:


Billboard 200 This Week

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  1. Molly June 1, 2016

    Arianas album is amazing. King Drake is out here slaying everybody!!

    • Molly The Maid June 1, 2016

      B**** stop talking that s*** and suck a n**** d*** for some Trukfit.

    • Keri Qween June 2, 2016

      Kiiii

      Drake been blocking Yonce for 3 weeks and the hive+ has been seething ?????

    • Adelephant (previously HYDROQINONE) June 2, 2016

      Hive we good, Lemonade is expected to sell 75-80k pure sales next week, actually since today is Thursday that’s when the album tracking week ends but the charts would be up on Sunday,plus streams its set to return to 105,000k and might return to number one or definitely 2 cos it outsells it’s closest competition which is Bentleys album pushing 65-70k in pure sales, in other news Lemomade is back to number one on iTunes worldwide, it’s been back at US number one since last week Thursday and hasn’t moved, if there aren’t any major album release tomorrow it will definitely be number one for next two weeks as well… Longevity #lemonade

      • LOL June 2, 2016

        LOL AND YET A MONTH LATER KOOLAID STILL HASN’T SOLD A MILLION COPIES YET LMAO.

  2. Molly June 1, 2016

    Chile I cant at #4 and #5 kii the hive talks so much ish but they doing same numbers.

    • Jackson Five Nostrils (Tyler) June 1, 2016

      @Molly the “Proud Biracial” Maid
      Times you’ve been asked for you opinion : 0
      Times you’ve offered it anyways : 24577900

    • Weezy Tha Goat June 1, 2016

      Same numbers? Bish Lemonade will be platinum next week with pure sales.

    • Danny Bey June 2, 2016

      Rihanna is up there with streams while Beyoncé is up there with sales. Apples and oranges. Pressed ass bih.

      • coockiness June 2, 2016

        If Beyonce had lemonade on all streaming platforms her pure sales figure won’t be that high at all

      • Rihboy June 2, 2016

        Exactly exclusive to tidal for a reason. The sales would be average at best. Good thing her tour is doing so well. Thank Super Bowl, the 144553455 people behind her album/look, greatest hits repetition, infidelity rumors, and the hype that faded away ever so swiftly with the album. Self titled had a longer lasting span trend wise. While Rihanna’s album is still in the top 5 being massively streamed and some more. Still top selling digital, still reigning YouTube, still has several hits, still breaking records, and still obviously a threat to the hive.

      • Danny Bey June 2, 2016

        Stop it. Bc if people didn’t want to buy it, whether there were streaming opportunities or not, they wouldn’t buy it. Especially with it being $18. And then there’s torrenting and pirating as well. Face it, Rihanna has to rely on everything BUT actually selling for her album to chart and gain numbers. You m guys are the queens of excuses. BOY BYE! ?

  3. Lukhas June 1, 2016

    The BIG difference in #4 & #5 is that the former will be Platinum next week, the latter is barely scrapping a Gold certification.

    • Jackson Five Nostrils (Tyler) June 1, 2016

      *sips cuervo with no chaser*

    • King Mark111 June 2, 2016

      Anti is double platinum and platinum on its 2nd day. All facts ☺

      • Lovebird June 2, 2016

        Sis Anti isn’t even Gold TF??

      • King Mark111 June 2, 2016

        Of course it’s not gold, it’s double platinum. Can’t you read? RIAA > your thoughts. ?

      • Quinton251 aka Lil Wayne stan June 2, 2016

        Gurl stop, you navy b****** always hated on Nicki and other artists for clinging to streams, why the sudden change?

    • HALF AMAZIN June 2, 2016

      The RIAA begs to differ.

  4. RihNavy June 1, 2016

    Ok?

  5. Weezy Tha Goat June 1, 2016

    Beyoncé is pushing Platinum baby ☕️

    • Weezy Tha Goat June 1, 2016

      What’s the tea boo?? ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️???????

      • King Mark111 June 2, 2016

        Where’s The Cater 5? Where’s Lil Wayne’s freedom?

      • Quinton251 aka Lil Wayne stan June 2, 2016

        Where’s Rihnna walls?

      • King Mark111 /.\ June 2, 2016

        Quntion weren’t you supposed to meet Elusive Tranny at Vegas????

      • Quinton251 aka Lil Wayne stan June 2, 2016

        I went to Vegas but that fraud b**** wasn’t there. Lying ass h**, I was jamming in my section though. MiMi is a living legend.

  6. M El June 1, 2016

    Rihanna double platinum..sps counts in which billboardd honors.. Go Rihanna,nice Drake.

  7. IStan4Rihanna. June 1, 2016

    RECIPETS.

    .

    Best-Selling Albums – 2016 Releases – USA.

    .

    Week 23: May 28 – June 3.

    .

    YTD ALBUMS – SPS:
    .
    #1. VIEWS: 1,780,000
    .
    #2. LEMONADE: 1,403,000
    .
    #3. ANTI: 1,103,000

    ——-

    YTD ALBUMS – PURE SALES:
    .
    #1. VIEWS: (49,966) 1,159,000
    .
    #2: LEMONADE: (68,785) 995,238
    .
    #3: ANTI: (12,493) 449,141

    • No favs, just here for the music June 1, 2016

      Thank You!!

  8. IStan4Rihanna. June 1, 2016

    If we include 2015 releases, the chart is as follows…

    .

    SPS:
    .
    #1: Adele
    #2: Drake
    #3: Justin Bieber
    #4: Beyoncé
    #5: Rihanna

    Pure Sales:
    .
    #1: Adele
    #2: Drake
    #3: Beyoncé
    #4: Rihanna
    #5: Justin Bieber

    .

    Rihanna has just surpassed Justin Bieber in “pure sales”, however both their streaming numbers are absolutely immense

    • wrosy3 June 2, 2016

      These haters try to minimize rih accomplishments but these haters broke and live in the ghetto with no lives rih is worth more than majority of artist on the charts today she can retire and be happy with her money in Barbados island life is the best no stress

  9. Meiz June 1, 2016

    Queen Riri slaying Left and Right with King Drake.I don’t care about grandma

    • Weezy Tha Goat June 1, 2016

      H** shut up.

      • Meiz June 2, 2016

        Hahahaha.Go get your grandma a number one song.

  10. Weezy Tha Goat June 1, 2016

    I Stan for a cocksuckig f*****. Sorta like u f***** ass n*****.

  11. Weezy Tha Goat June 1, 2016

    I want Mark to c** wrap his lips around dis d***.

  12. Hailbeysus June 1, 2016

    ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  13. Molly The Maid June 1, 2016

    My fave looks like a tranny, but I still love ha.

  14. King Mark111 June 1, 2016

    Hahahahaha, poor Doughnut Licking Woman. What a short lived career.
    And in a few weeks, ANTi will chart higher than Kool-aid, just like I said it would. Only been 4 weeks and Beyonce Era is played out and boring. No wonder the pest are doing the most, they’re bored, lol. Drake took a dump on ya girls, funny cause they said Rihanna was avoiding competition, but clearly Beyonce, Megan and Taco Bell should had waited and avoided Drake. Lol

    • Lovebird June 2, 2016

      Hey sis, remember when I ate your booty hole?

      • King Mark111 /.\ June 2, 2016

        Yes sis it was one of the best moments of my dad and pathetic life

    • Jackson Five Nostrils (Tyler) June 2, 2016

      MESS @ “in a few weeks, ANTi will chart higher than Kool-aid, just like I said it would.”

      Nigguha we gon see!!!

  15. Lovebird June 1, 2016

    Me and make are f*** buddies and I’m proud of it.

  16. No favs, just here for the music June 2, 2016

    Jfc people are streaming the hell out of Drake’s album jeez! Lol. His pure sales are looking great too

    It’s been months and Rihanna is still in the top 5 so good for her!

  17. King Mark111 June 2, 2016

    So this year’s highest selling album is Anti with 500 + 1.4 million Samsung bought. Now add the 500K WW and streaming. Flop where pest? Not when Kool-aid just now is at 1.4 WW, the same what Samsung bought. Lol

  18. King Mark111 June 2, 2016

    If streaming is so cheap, then where are the past 3 months new releases? Those albums came and went, where’s last week’s new releases? How come Anti that dripped in January still top 5 mainly from streaming, yet all of 2016 new releases are not in the top 20? Power of Anti h0es! Lol

    • Keri Qween June 2, 2016

      You better clock the hive+ King!

  19. King Mark111 June 2, 2016

    Poor Lil Wayne, can’t release Cater 5. I thought he was Camp of Young Money. Lol ????

    • Quinton251 aka Lil Wayne stan June 2, 2016

      B****, your focus should be on getting Anti Gold. Wayne is gonna be find regardless, how’s that tour coming along sis?

  20. Cinnamon Girl June 2, 2016

    Drake is sh###ing all over Beyawnce

    • Quinton251 aka Lil Wayne stan June 2, 2016

      Cling to Drake, but sis Beyonce is on her STADIUM tour collecting those tour dollars and you’re hating from the sidelines.

      • HALF AMAZIN June 2, 2016

        What are you collecting? Just curious

      • Ayyseify June 2, 2016

        Yasssss! Ask ha where’s ha rent!?

  21. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? June 2, 2016

    “Anti” is STILL in the top 5 after being available for a little over 4 months now. Such incredible, timeless staying power! There’s no way in hell that a “singles artist” could pull that off so effortlessly. Just saying.
    ______________________________
    Can’t wait for her to start this European leg in less than 16 more days. I expect to see sold out stadiums, as usual, with a gross of no less than $3,000,000+ per show. Congrats on your first $200,000,000+ your, Rih!

  22. King Mark111 /.\ June 2, 2016

    Thank you Drake. Now mini Moo can disappear into oblivion

  23. Abel Minaj (Arianator Barb) June 2, 2016

    Oh well 2/3 is still better than 2/8 and a #2 debut is better than a #27 debut…

    • HALF AMAZIN June 2, 2016

      You can’t be serious. When Nachos bel Grande come close to Rihanna’s success then your conversation can be entertained. Hush for now.

      • King Mark111 June 2, 2016

        Oop! Go off on Pablo.

    • Hmmm…. June 2, 2016

      Death

  24. King B June 2, 2016

    Seriously? I can accept that if Anti sold over 1 million copies since BB acknowledge it. But Samsung 1.4 million? Billboard didn’t even include those “sales”. Death at Mark666 seething. Beyoncé outsold Anti album and single sales whether it pure or when streams included. The singles totally demolished the entire Anti single sales without trying! Hahahahha. Global superstar? Anti is already out of Australian Album Chart in like 12 or 13 weeks?!?! Oh, in the UK charts, its out of top ten in like 5 weeks? It just when Gold even though streaming is included and Samsung sales is only in US right?

    • Ayyseify June 2, 2016

      This n**** said Australia….. Like they matter lol

  25. Gee June 2, 2016

    All this fussing over nothing we should be happy that these two black women’s are still killing the game after all these years and all these changes to the billboard system. Congratulations to both Beyoncé and Rihanna.

    • HALF AMAZIN June 2, 2016

      You’re one of few rational thinkers here. I applaud you emphatically!

    • LOL June 2, 2016

      LOL TELL THE BEDBUGS TO STOP COMING FOR RIHANNA EVERY TIME THEIR ROACH QUEEN FAILS AND MAYBE THAT WILL CHANGE LOL.

  26. Gee June 2, 2016

    Women not women’s

  27. LOL June 2, 2016

    LOL DEATH AT THE ROACH MOTEL AND THEIR EXCUSES LMAO.

    STRUGGLEYONCE GOT HER FRIENDS SAYING SHE DON’T NEED A HIT AMD THE BYTCH STILL HASN’T GONE PLATINUM AFTER A MONTH LMAO.

  28. Justafan June 2, 2016

    Unwrap those feelings

  29. RIP June 2, 2016

    How is lemonade failing and it’s out doing Anti in streams and actual pure sells? How is drake slaying anything when he only has streaming to thank for being #1? Ariana should be number 1 this week but since this whole streaming foolishness she won’t be. The navy has the most f***** logics ever. I can’t at Ciara fans acting like they have a dog in this fight!When every person in the top 10 has destroyed Jackie in a matter of weeks!

    Seriously I miss when TGJ wasn’t a bunch of youngsters arguing and saying the same thing over and over,you can go back 6 years and see that I’m not over exaggerating this either. Do you guys ever talk about anything other than bashing each other’s favorite artist? Someone told me tgj writes their own comments and it’s starting to seem like it.

  30. © Centurion ::. June 2, 2016

    Mess @ Lemonade free falling of the Billboard 200 every week. Beyonce is indeed the Queen of front loaded sales. Album seller my āss. ? She should be doing 100k weeks after her album’s debuted. That’s what album sellers do. l

  31. Rosie June 2, 2016

    Navhei seething as usual. The difference is Lemonade is #4 with mostly pure sales while ANTiTALENT is barely scrapping by on less than 10K a week with a #1 hit and another top ten that hasn’t even peaked yet. Really ironic how the Navhi always comes for Hive yet they seem to never be able to afford anything over $1.29, looking at those tour stats too.

    VIEWS sucks ass and only has 3 good songs. All the thots I know live it though and keep Controlla and Too Good in shuffle along with Future, ANTi, and that Bryson Tiller album on Spotify.

  32. Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely June 2, 2016

    Good for drake

  33. Authentic June 3, 2016

    Beyoncé is gonna top Forbes for 2016 year end. She is selling an album at 18$ do the math… Beyonce doesn’t have to work anymore tbh she’s rich AF. Other Celebes practically bow to the charters. Her man is rich & she’s set but she decides to give AF for her fans & to push herself . I respect this Queen

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