Drake’s new album Scorpion, which was released on June 29, rules the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fifth straight week.
To claim the top spot for the fifth week, Scorpion went on to sell 145,000 album units of which 12,000 were in traditional sales, according to Nielsen Music.
Of that sum, just 12,000 were in traditional sales, as the album continues to be overwhelmingly powered by streaming activity.
Furthermore, 123,000 were in SEA units (translating to 169.6 million on-demand audio streams) and 11,000 were in TEA units. The last time an album was able to maintain five straight weeks atop the Billboard 200 Chart was back in 2016 with Drake’s Views LP; which was able to keep momentum for nine straight weeks.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
Meanwhile, Drake and Migos‘ postponed ‘Aubrey & The Migos’ tour is slated to kick off this Friday, August 10.