Billboard 200: Drake’s ‘Take Care’ Becomes Third Hip-Hop Album in History to Chart For 500 Weeks

Published: Saturday 8th Oct 2022 by Rashad

Even though he’s among the most mentioned acts in the history of Billboard, Drake continues to find new ways to break ground and records with the publication.

On the Hot 100 front, his career highlights include having the most #1 debuts among all artists (7), most top 40 entries among all artists (158), most #1 hits among rappers (11), most weeks at #1 among rappers (54), most #2-peaking singles among all artists (7), most top 10 singles among all artists (59), and most appearances on the chart overall (278).

On the Billboard 200 front, he is the only act in history to have six or more albums spend at least 200 weeks on the tally.  But when it really comes to longevity, his 2011-released album ‘Take Care’ has taken the concept the extra mile.

See what we mean inside.

The refreshed Billboard 200 sees ‘Take’ take the #67 spot, marking the project’s milestone 500th week on the chart.

Only the third Hip-Hop album in history to reach the threshold, it joins an exclusive club that’s led by Eminem‘s ‘Curtain Call’ (599 weeks) and Kendrick Lamar‘s ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ (518 weeks).  Among all genres, only 15 other albums in the history of recorded music have spent more time on the Billboard 200 than ‘Take Care.’

Featuring the Hot 100 top 40 hits ‘Make Me Proud, ‘The Motto,’ ‘Marvin’s Room,’ ‘Headlines,’ and its Rihanna-assisted title track, the LP debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in November 2011 with sales of approximately 631,000 units sold its first week.

It would eventually go on to lead Drizzy to his first GRAMMY – a ‘Best Rap Album’ category win at the award show’s 2013 ceremony.

Click here to see who else had a noteworthy week on the Billboard 200 courtesy of TGJ’s weekly recap, ‘Chart Check.’

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