Drake continues his dominance this week, refusing to buckle under the threat of Nick Jonas and Hamilton.
Drake continues his dominance as VIEWS spends its seventh week now at the #1 spot. The 6 God is showing no signs of slowing down, and even a new release from Nick Jonas and a surge from The Cast of Hamilton couldn't dethrone him, although they were enough to nudge Beyonce back a couple spots. Elsewhere, the list looks very similar to previous weeks: Rihanna sticking at the #6 spot, appearances from Kanye, Prince, Bryson Tiller, G-Eazy, and The Weeknd. Kevin Gates, moved up a big 6 spots from #19 to #13 this week, so kudos to him, but meanwhile G-Eazy slipped from #20 to #35.
1) Drake - VIEWS: On his latest album, Drake said, "VIEWS already a classic." It's a bold claim, but after spending now seven weeks at the top of the chart, one can't help but wonder if he was onto something. With another 121,378 TAEU (total album equivalent units) and 26,666 (so many 6's) in pure sales, Drake continues his streak of dominance.
2) Beyonce - LEMONADE: Moving from #2 to #4 is Beyonce. The Queen was booted by Nick Jones (#2) and the cast of Hamilton (#3), leaving her at the fourth spot for her eighth week on the charts. LEMONADE tallies another 56,412 TAEU and 38,315 in pure sales to its success.
3) Rihanna - ANTI: Sticking at the same #6 spot it occupied last week is Rihanna's ANTI, her eighth studio record. This week, she adds 37,032 TAEU and 8,209 in pure sales of "Work" to the record's success.
4) Kevin Gates - ISLAH: Jumping all the way up from #19 to #13 is Kevin Gates with his greatly successful ISLAH. The record, which is riding high on the release of many singles, moves 21,298 TAEU and 7,842 in pure sales this time around.
5) Kanye West - The Life of Pablo: Moving up just one spot, from #23 to #22, is none other than Mr. West. The Life of Pablo continues to change form, more or less shattering the entire idea of what an album has been since the beginning of western music. It's no big deal for Kanye though, as he does 17,646 TAEU and just 14 sales of his latest LP.
6) Prince - Very Best of Prince: Sliding from #21 to #24 is Prince, with the Very Best of Prince compilation. The Purple One is still going pretty strong in the tragic wake of his passing, with streams and album purchases giving him 16,975 TAEU and 12,635 sales this week.
7) Bryson Tiller - Trapsoul: Crooner Bryson Tiller slips from #24 to #27 this week with his album Trapsoul. The record moves 16,527 TAEU and 2,765 in sales this time around, marking its 38th week on the charts.
8) The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness: This week, Abel Tesfaye's sophomore full-length goes from #29 to #31, which is still incredibly solid for its 42nd week on the charts. With 14,052 TAEU and 3,348 in pure sales, The Weeknd isn't slowing down too much.
9) G-Eazy - When It's Dark Out: Meanwhile, G-Eazy's sophomore full-length When It's Dark Out slipped all the way from #20 to #35. What happened there? The record, which has been on the charts for 28 weeks now, moves 13,549 TAEU and 2,534 in sales this week.
10) Future - EVOL: Future's latest LP EVOL peaked briefly at #1, and has since slipped to the #37 spot after spending last week at #33. The record marks another 13,248 TAEU and 650 sales to its success.
Once again the "One Dance" reigns supreme. Drake hadn't had a #1 single under his own name until this song, and it seems like he's gotten rather comfortable at the spot. Judging by the sounds of the airwaves, he won't go anywhere any time soon, and he has 11 songs total on the charts.
Justin Timberlake and Desiigner switched #2 and #3 spots, meaning Panda-monium could be on the downslope. Elsewhere, there are a handful of debuts in the Hot 100 this week: Kanye West's superstar-studded "Champions" debuts at #71, D.R.A.M.'s "Broccoli" makes its first appearance at #87, Lil Uzi Vert shows up at #92 with "Money Longer" and Wale debuts "My PYT" at #94.