USA | Sep 14, 2021

Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

Juanique Tennant

Juanique Tennant / Our Today

Rapper Drake arrives on the red carpet for the film “The Carter Effect” at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), in Toronto, Canada, September 9, 2017. (Photo: REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

A week after Drake’s latest studio album release and, let’s just say the numbers speak for themselves.

According to Billboard, Drake’s Certified Lover Boy album released on September 3, debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart with the biggest week for any album in over a year.

The long-awaited set is Drake’s 10th No. 1 and with 613,000 equivalent album units earned in the US in the week ending September 9, CLB doubled the album units of Kanye’s Donda which earned 309,000 in the week ending September 2.

Drake (Photo: Instagram @champagnepapi)

Drake is now one of only eight artistes with at least 10 No. 1 albums in the 65-year history of the Billboard 200 chart. 

At present The Beatles hold the record for most No. 1s with 19, followed by Jay-Z with 14, Bruce Springsteen and Barbara Streisand with 11 and Eminem, Elvis Presley and Kanye West with 10.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the US based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).


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