Not many albums can claim this honor.
Drake's VIEWS became the most recent album to achieve the rare feat of selling 1 million copies in one week, an accomplishment it shares with only 20 other albums (recorded by Neilsen Soundscan), and even fewer hip-hop releases. Today, we've decided to look back at the small selection of rap and R&B that has reached this milestone.
If you were following music during the release of any of these albums, if nothing else, you'll remember the spectacle of their arrival. Click through the gallery to see the specific stats of each album. Note that Drake's LP is the first of these releases to include streams in its numbers.