Drake‘s Views album seems to be breaking a new record every week. The latest feat is becoming the third longest Hip-Hop album to be number one on the Billboard charts.
The album, released at the end of April, has spent nine weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart and continues to grow higher.
This week it surpassed Eminem‘s 2000 album The Marshall Mathers LP to move into third all-time for Hip-Hop albums at number one.
The only two albums ahead of it are Vanilla Ice’s 1990 album To the Extreme that sat at the top for 16 weeks and MC Hammer’s 1990 album Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em, which held the title for 21 weeks.
Views’ run is the longest one for an album since Adele’s 21 ran the top for ten weeks straight in 2012. The album has made Drake the longest ranking male artist at the top of the album charts since Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley’s dad, was in 1992.
Views is also enjoying the success due to a change in how album sales are tabulated. The album has topped the billion streams mark and went platinum in one week because of that.