Drake’s Views al­bum re­mains dom­i­nant on stream­ing ser­vices

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

Once again, there is a brand-new al­bum on the Bill­board chart that has sold more copies than any other LP. And once again it has been blocked from No. 1 thanks to Drake’s enor­mous pop­u­lar­ity on stream­ing ser­vices. Need­to­breathe, a Chris­tian rock band that once served as an open­ing act for Tay­lor Swift, sold 46,000 copies of “Hard Love” (At­lantic), more than any other al­bum this week, ac­cord­ing to Nielsen. But with just 3.7 mil­lion streams, it was stalled at No. 2. Drake sold just 16,000 copies of “Views” (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic), but songs from the al­bum were streamed 85.5 mil­lion times in its 12th week out, giv­ing “Views” its 11th week at No. 1. That is the most weeks that any al­bum has racked up in the top slot since Swift’s “1989,” which came out in late 2014 and had a to­tal of 11 weeks at No. 1 through 2015.

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