Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Drake & Beyonce Reign Again

Published: Wednesday 6th Jul 2016 by Rashad
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‘Champagne Papi’ Drake is undoubtedly raising a toast to the history-making chart performance of his latest album ‘Views.’

Dominating album charts for 9 consecutive weeks, the set – kicked off by the hotly performing Hot 100 blockbuster ‘One Dance’ – debuted at #1 and has yet to leave the spot.  Enjoying yet another week atop the album chart thanks to some strong streaming numbers (over 1 billion to date), Billboard reports:

Views earned 111,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 30, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 25,000 were in traditional album sales. The bulk of Viewsunits were driven by streaming equivalent album units (67,000)…

Joining him at the top, once again, would be ‘Mine’ collaborator Beyonce.  For her latest album, ‘Lemonade,’ Billboard reports:

At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200 is Beyonce’s Lemonade, which rises one slot with 48,000 units (down 3 percent). Since the album debuted at No. 1 — 10 weeks ago — it has never left the top four position of the chart.

See where all of your other faves o’ the day landed on this week’s refreshed Billboard 200:

Billboard 200 This Week

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  1. IG : @mixedboy July 6, 2016

    Congrats to both. That Hamilton is slaying to be a soundtrack tho!

  2. Jennifer July 6, 2016

    Just think,if it wasn’t for streaming…
    Beyonce would have had around 8 un-consecutive weeks at number one..
    Drake would’ve already fallen out of the top 5 and Rihanna wouldn’t even be in the top 25.

    The fact that an artist at #10 can sell double the amount of the #1 artist but still be lower because of streams.
    Just smh.

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 6, 2016

      You’re assuming that all of the albums would magically sell physical copies except for Rih? Get the FOH! Streaming is the new standard in the digital age. Stop making up sh*t just to diminish her shine

    • surprise..dec.2013 July 6, 2016

      Those tears should be directed to the UNSOLD ARENA ANTI TOUR TICKETS!!!!! 14.NO 1 singles, but u still can’t sell out arenas??????????????

      • Mark111 July 7, 2016

        She’s such a flop, yet you’re stressed, upset and bothered over her. $20 is a flop to only a stupid person.

    • Keri Qween July 7, 2016

      Lies that the hive+ tell themselves. If it wasn’t for streaming she would definitely not have had 8 consecutive weeks at #1. Several new releases that came out during this time would have knocked her from #1. She would not have been #1 for 8 straight weeks without streaming.

      Billboard has a completely separate chart for sales. So stop the crying. The Billboard 200 includes sales and streaming and rightfully so.

    • Keri Qween July 7, 2016

      ANTI is #19 on the pure salss album chart 6 months later .she’s still not out of the top 25 6 months later. Check your facts sis.

      Views is #3 on the pure sales chart and his album has still sold more total in the US. Stop the excuses when someone bests your fave and her funeral music from Lemonade.

  3. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 6, 2016

    Congrats to my black artists dominating the album charts! 3 out of 5 is looking ain’t looking too bad…(I’m trying to start it off on a positive tip y’all)

    • RICHIE_RICH July 7, 2016

      ???????????????????????????? Fcuk the Bs . That’s why I’m talking about . 3 out of 5 are BLACK artists!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Mark111 /.\ July 6, 2016

    Anti STILL top 5 after 5 months. Flop where? Hahahahahahahaha
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    And she haven’t left the top 10 on the singles chart. Not a lot of people can do that.

    • surprise..dec.2013 July 6, 2016

      Flop on the PURE SALES CHART ???????…

      • Mark111 /.\ July 6, 2016

        There’s isn’t a Pure Sales chart. Nice try. The 200 is the main MAIN chart. So run along pest. 🙂

    • surprise..dec.2013 July 6, 2016

      Whatever helps u sleep at night sis!!!!!????

      • Mark111 /.\ July 6, 2016

        Yet again, you’re in MY replies, bitter, bald, and bothered.

    • Danny Bey July 7, 2016

      There is a pure sales chart: “Top Album Sales Chart”

      To which Beyoncé is #2, Drake is #3, and Rihanna…..#20.

  5. ririNAVY July 6, 2016

    Billboard 200 》》》》》

    • Mark111 /.\ July 6, 2016

      They say there’s a Pure Sales chart. I guess it’s right next to Beyonce’s 6th #1.

      • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 6, 2016

        Right next to those 6 Rihanna albums that didn’t go #1

      • Mark111 /.\ July 7, 2016

        Yet went platinum and gold and countless HITS. Still mad?

  6. surprise..dec.2013 July 6, 2016

    An album that is basically selling nothing but still top 5 because of streams….TRAGIC!!!!!

  7. surprise..dec.2013 July 6, 2016

    Whether u like it or not actual sales will forever be more impressive than streams. There is nothing that beats and trumps the fact that people were willing to pay money to get ur album, as opposed to getting a free Spotify account and streaming an album. The climate that we are in had allowed streaming to dominate, but the value of real album sales can never be trumped!!!!!!

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 6, 2016

      Rihanna fans know the truth! They are only clinging to streaming because it’s a EASY way out of acknowledging & accepting the true failure of this album. When streaming first came out THE NAVY & BEYHIVE were against it and all had the same opinion that using streams to count towards albums sales were bogus. Now that Anti’s pure sales are still under 500k they are pro streaming…. How convenient!

    • Kayla C July 7, 2016

      Y’all are so mad lmao wow

  8. Mark111 /.\ July 6, 2016

    Artist sold back THEN because music was only available on a physical record/8track/tape/CD. Streaming is the new way to get music, get with it or get over it. Are dumb and upset Beyonce stans really gonna stand here and say streaming doesn’t matter when there’s Spotify, Youtube, Netflix and others? BILLION dollar businesses?! Money off of what? They don’t sell anything, they provide subscriptions and ads. Sit down, the more you try to discradit Rihanna for being an artist that always ahead of the curve, the more stupid you look.

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 6, 2016

      Actually Rihanna isn’t ahead of the curve. First of all she went BACKWARDS & RECYCLED Jay-z Magna Carter deal with Samsung & the went backwards AGAIN by doing a Beyoncé style “SUprise release”. Then to burst your bubble again she IS A CHEATER…. She had 2 platinum PURCHASED certifications! You can use all the excuses like YouTube, Spotify, & Netflix plus streaming to downplay PURE SALES however when Rihanna isn’t doing great it that arena you have to cling to streaming by all means necessary ?

      • Mark111 /.\ July 7, 2016

        Look at the tears. lol

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 7, 2016

      More like facts… You didn’t & can’t deny! I’m done with you for tonight Stretch Mark ?

      • Mark111 July 7, 2016

        Learn the difference between facts and pointless opinions. The Jay-Z thing was NOT the same as Anti and Anti wasn’t a surprise. But I said this before, why bother?

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 7, 2016

      Facts: She used Jay-a old & recyled Samsung deal.

      Fact: She did a Surprise release like Beyoncé.

      Fact: She had 2 purchased certifications for albums she did not & still have not sold (pure sales minus streaming & Samsung are still under 500k after 6 months).

      No opinions stated…. Only facts! Why even bother Mark?

  9. Molly July 6, 2016

    Wow I’m so proud of ANTI

  10. Molly July 6, 2016

    Yes at Revival still in top 25 tho!!!

    • ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? July 7, 2016

      Her tour isn’t selling out and she’s averaging about $800,000 a night, though. Did you even go to a show?

      • Selenator *Kills Them With Kindness* July 7, 2016

        Tbh, the Stars Dance Tour>>>Revival Tour. Selena needs to start dancing again. She’s sold out several dates though, this will be her biggest tour yet. And she’s only 23, she’s got a whole decade ahead of her.

    • Selenator *Kills Them With Kindness* July 7, 2016

      ReBible has LEGS tbh. I’m waiting for Interscope to get her that platinum plaque

  11. Mark111 /.\ July 7, 2016

    Artist gets a % of the profit that Spotify gains during that month. So Rihanna and Drake been #1 and #2 in the WORLD for months now. Still think streaming is cheap and doesn’t pay? I guess Orange is the New Black isn’t successful because it haven’t sold one DVD. Phuck Out Of HERE! Rihanna is paid pest, stay mad and broke over those Flopmation tickets.

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 7, 2016

      You mad Mark? Bey fans Broke over Formation Tickets? You mean those broke fans that made Beyoncé tour an average gross of $5.8 million per night? You mean that broke fans your that has made over $100 million from Beyoncé US leg alone? If anybody is broke its Rihanna fans who only got Rihanna’s because she gave it to them for free (look at those pure sales). Let’s talk about that Anti tour that had to DOWNSIZE to arenas because she is Harley stadium status. Lets talk about how cheap her tickets are. Let’s talk about how is Ranked #8 behind 90’s has been Ricky Martin & lessors like Maroon 5 & Justin Bieber.

      • Mark111 July 7, 2016

        Still upset in my reply box. How’s your income? Get out your single mother of 5 house.

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 7, 2016

      My finances are just fine & I didn’t go broke or have to empty my life saving to attend Beyonces concert! By the way my mom has been married to my farther for 31yrs, only had 2 kids, and I l moved out my parents at 22. You have to Come a lot harder than that Stretch Mark!

  12. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? July 7, 2016

    Y’all, OMG! “Mine” is such a great track! I [b]STILL[/b] can’t get over the choreography she did for the live performance on the Formation Tour. That “football drill” move she did was breathtaking!

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 7, 2016

      That’s what Bey does… Slay stages

      • ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? July 7, 2016

        Yes, but did you enjoy the choreography for that song and how she transitions into the choreography for “Baby Boy” with the hand claps and waist whining? It was BRILLIANT!

  13. Jake July 7, 2016

    Okay she needs to send a performance video to a talk show to sell more and get back at #1 so the slayage can be real ! Or release to other streaming services . I will be done if this album ever gets back to #1 after being released for almost 3month

  14. Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is ? July 7, 2016

    Congrats to all. Especially the ones that did it with pure sales.

    • Mark111 July 7, 2016

      How much did The Cater 5 sell? #opps #LilSlave

      • Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is ? July 7, 2016

        How much did that Anti tour gross? Oops Yonce’s pet.

  15. ow Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely Ukuyi July 7, 2016

    Good for Drake & beyonce Knowles

  16. LB July 7, 2016

    Streams are saving the music industry. Revenues are up thanks to streams. Hive tears aren’t bringing money into artists’ bank accounts, streams are.

  17. LB July 7, 2016

    Anti still top 5 after 5 months, slay.
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    Congrats to Drake, he is still pissing in that lemonade bowl ????

  18. Selenator *Kills Them With Kindness* July 7, 2016

    Congrats to all but especially Drake, RiRi, and Selena. Drake has been killing it! Anti is still in the top 5 and selling steady in pure sales for those who still cling to that. But wow @ ReBible blasting back up to the top 25 despite being out for almost a year now. This album has legs, more so than her previous album. Even with KEWK flopping. That platinum plaque is coming.

  19. Career Ender July 7, 2016

    Anyone caught the hypocrisy of tye Salvation Army?
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    To them Drake is slaying be on BB200
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    And when it come to the Bajan flop; they’re #1 and #2 artists on WW sportify/streaming
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    The ultimate reach!!!!
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    ???

  20. Career Ender July 7, 2016

    The fact that the nazi terrorised the barbs due to Pink Print going platinum by streams only for their flop fav to follow up. …….smh

  21. Career Ender July 7, 2016

    Rihanna is the most marketable celeb in the whole world yet her products aren’t selling

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    See: AntiSuccess ….it sold 7,8k copies the past week
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    Flop!!!!!!

  22. Danny Bey July 7, 2016

    I don’t even follow the ‘200’ chart anymore. I solely look at the “Top Album Sales Chart”… Which is the pure sales chart and essentially, the REAL chart, what the Top 200 USED to be.

    In any case, on this chart, Beyoncé is sitting at #2, Drake #3, Adele #6, and Rihanna….. #20.

  23. Navybound July 7, 2016

    All I know she has not had an album for 3 years so naturally she will be cold. Her last album was in 2012, so you have to take that into account. I just the 2010 rih back where she was rockin the streets as a runway again.

    • Navybound July 7, 2016

      I just want

  24. Royalkev July 7, 2016

    Damn Yonce! Over two months of staying in the top 4 due to traditional winning! Love that! The era of ‘Lemonade ‘ is coming into it’s own and becoming special in it’s own memorable way! I still prefer her giving up the #1 spot and earning the actual sales. It’s just my personal preference and I wouldn’t want it any other way when it comes to Bey! As for Drake, congrats are in order! This guy is having his moment and he deserves it (his success been consistent this decade). I couldn’t dare compare this record to MJ’s (and I don’t stan for this man, so I’m not hurt when it comes to new artists outperforming him), but if I let this feat stand alone – I’m happy and proud of Drake!

  25. King B July 7, 2016

    We know this already. Post about Self-Titled, a $15.99 album spending 129 weeks on chart and “4” 77 weeks on chart. Not everyone has that. None of her peers, yes, Alicia Keys included have 3 albums spending 100++ weeks on chart. Besides Legends like Madonna, MJ etc, Only Taylor, Adele has that. Soon “4” will become her 4th 100 weeks and Lemonade will be her 5th. Another interesting fact, 4 charted longer than Loud.

    • Royalkev July 7, 2016

      Bey so slayful!

      BEYONCE – 129 weeks
      I Am … Sashsa Fierce – 116 weeks
      4- 77 weeks

      ‘4’ and ‘Lemonade’ will be 2x platinum! This will mean that every single album Bey’s released is multi platinum in pure sales!

      • King B July 7, 2016

        I can’t wait till the day it reaches 2 Million. And it will be all 6 of her albums going multiplatinum. When I looked back at how the haters laugh at 4, in the end we had the last laugh. Talk That Talk, UNA, Artpop, Anti, Ariana Grande, Britney Jean, Blackout, FF , Girl On Fire couldn’t even outdo 4. BTW, buying multiple copies of albums under one receipt is considered as one copy?

      • Royalkev July 7, 2016

        I can’t wait too!!!! An album reaching double platinum status that came out in 2010’s would be some kind of AMAZIIIIIING flop! … As for the receipt thing, I don’t know how exactly it’s considered, but I know it’s not counted as a multiple cd purchases. I always buy them separately (one at a time).

  26. King B July 7, 2016

    Oh, 4got to mention that IASF spend its 116th week this week. Beyoncé performing at an award show which is so much less viewers than Grammy is enough to push her previous album sales. While a certain artist that perform at BBMAs struggling to get NOT EVEN one of her 8374839030373 releases. Bey coming to UK on tours is enough to have all her albums climbing on iTunes but I’m not so sure about the GLOBAL SUPERSTAR. Star power >>>> Number one singles. Y’all too focus on number one single and forget what star power can do for you. Just look at RTW edging closer to 1.5 million.

  27. Danny Bey July 7, 2016

    The fact that it’s remained $18 and is only available to be streamed on 1 platform and it hasn’t moved out of the top 4 since its been released, yet alone coming in at #2 two months later!???? That lemonade just won’t let up.

  28. Kayla C July 7, 2016

    You people need a life.

  29. Memo July 7, 2016

    Kiiiii at the HIVE comparing to Rihanna and saying it’s slaying ”its own way…” Why can’t it slay ALL THE ALBUMS, like 21 or 25, for example?

  30. FASHION_ICON ~ Anti&Lemonade July 7, 2016

    For an album that came out in the end of January still #20 in pure sale and #5 in bb top 200. I think it’s good.
    And Rihanna already have 6 platium album based only on pure sales not like Minaj …she already prove she sells and GGGB sold 13million+ ww outselling Dangerously in love that came 4 years before.
    Her tour have still 90+ attendance for a “flop” era and have some soldout dates in the us . Her stadium leg are sold out too and before stating with those “before the show pic” wait for the numbers you will see.
    It’s true comparing her last album sales and last tour Anti underperformed but Rihanna still do win numbers compared to other.
    Rihanna made 140million for her dwt with 96 show
    Beyonce made 229 million for mcs with 132 show …36 more show . So please Beyonce do good but ain’t the queen of nothing for now

  31. killian July 7, 2016

    Beyonce reign just wont let up,I cant with her being number 2 based mainly on pure sales….the real kii is if she becomes number one ( again) .Congrats to Riri too thiugh and Drake is deffo in king status.

  32. Walker Casamayor July 31, 2016

    Notably, Drake stops short of claiming a record all to himself that s related to both the Hot 100 and the Billboard 200 albums chart. Until this week, Drake had led both tallies simultaneously for seven straight weeks, with Dance and parent album The online extension of Billboard Magazine, billboard.biz is the essential online destination for the music business.

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