Drake's 'Views' debuts at No. 1, breaks streaming record

May 8, 2016 8:22 PM

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Ask Drake, whose fourth solo album Views debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. In the week since its release on iTunes and Apple Music, the eagerly awaited set has sold just over 1 million equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. That total includes track sales, album-equivalent streaming numbers, and pure album sales, which totaled 852,000.

It's the biggest sales week for any album this year and the largest since Adele's 25, which sold 1.2 million units in its fifth week of release in December, according to Billboard. Views is Drake's sixth No. 1 on the Billboard chart, after surprise mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late and jo...

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