‘Hotline Bling’ beau Drake has rung up yet another record on Billboard charts thanks to the performance of his latest album ‘Views.’ Amassing a sales equivalence of over 2.6 million since its April premiere, the album and its contents continue to dominate every applicable chart.
Debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 and holding tight for 9 consecutive weeks, ‘Views’ and its #1 hit ‘One Dance’ were jointly one week shy of breaking Michael Jackson‘s record for longest consecutive control of both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously among solo males this time last week (read more on that here).
Yet, while falling one week short of the achievement this week thanks to a brief Blink-182 induced dethronement from the top of the album charts (read more on that here), the fall still helped Drizzy see his name scribbled in history books for another accomplishment.
Curious to find out what it is? We thought so…
Until this week, Drake had led both tallies simultaneously for seven straight weeks, with “Dance” and parent album Views, respectively. That run tied Drake with Michael Jackson for the longest consecutive control of the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously among males, as Jackson also led both lists concurrently for seven straight weeks in 1983, with “Billie Jean” and Thriller, respectively. As of this week, Drake remains in a tie with the late King of Pop for the mark, as Blink-182’s California dethrones Views with its debut atop the Billboard 200.
Still, Drake has made history regarding that angle: he has spent the most total weeks, eight, among males simultaneously topping the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 with one song and album. He earned the honor solely last week with his eighth such frame for “One Dance” and Views, respectively, passing Jackson’s seven-week run, all linked consecutively, with “Billie Jean” and Thriller.
As previously reported, Whitney Houston reigns as the solo act with the most TOTAL weeks and LONGEST CONSECUTIVE CONTROL, of the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously with ‘I Will Always Love You’ and ‘The Bodyguard.’
Fans may remember she ruled both charts for a whopping 12 weeks in 1992-1993.