Drake’s ‘Truthfully, Nevermind’ Is His eleventh No. 1 Album
Just a little over per week in the past, Drake introduced a shock new album, “Truthfully, Nevermind,” and launched it on-line just a few hours later. Similar to clockwork, it has now gone to No. 1, turning into Drake’s eleventh album to prime the Billboard 200 chart.
“Truthfully, Nevermind,” Drake’s seventh studio LP — and his seventeenth full-length launch total, counting compilations and mixtapes — opened with the equal of 204,000 gross sales in the USA, together with 250 million streams, in keeping with the monitoring service Luminate. These figures have been sufficient to ship the dance-heavy “Truthfully” to No. 1 by a cushty margin. However they have been low by the requirements of Drake, who for greater than a decade has routinely posted gigantic numbers for brand spanking new work.
The album’s 204,000 equal gross sales — a measurement that reconciles streams with downloads and any conventional album purchases — are a fraction of the 613,000 that Drake posted for the opening of his final studio album, “Licensed Lover Boy” (2021). And they’re Drake’s lowest since “Care Bundle,” a compilation of beforehand launched tracks, which opened (at No. 1, naturally) with 109,000 in 2019. Other than “Care Bundle,” no Drake album has begun with fewer than half one million equivalents since “What a Time to Be Alive,” a mixtape with the rapper Future from 2015, when streaming represented a minority of total music consumption. (As of final 12 months, streaming makes up 83 p.c of recorded music gross sales income in the USA.)
Nonetheless, a No. 1 is a No. 1. And with 11 of them, Drake has now matched Barbra Streisand and Bruce Springsteen. Forward of them on the record of artists touchdown probably the most chart-toppers on the Billboard 200 are Jay-Z (with 14) and the Beatles (19).
Additionally this week, BTS’s “Proof,” final week’s prime vendor, falls to No. 4. Unhealthy Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” is No. 2, Harry Types’s “Harry’s Home” is No. 3 and Morgan Wallen’s “Harmful: The Double Album” is No. 5.
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