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Streaming activity helps keep ‘Drake’s ‘Views’ atop Billboard 200

Strong streaming activity helped keep Canadian R&B artist Drake at the top of the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart on Monday for an 11th non-consecutive week.

Drake’s “Views” sold 16,000 albums, 156,000 songs and was streamed 85 million times across platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify, totaling 89,000 album units according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

Billboard said “Views” has the most weeks at No. 1 by a male solo artist since Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Some Gave All” in 1992.

The Billboard 200 album chart tallies units from album sales, song sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album). (Reuters)