Drake Breaks Streaming Record as 'More Life' Takes Number One

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It's Drake's seventh number-one on the Billboard 200 albums chart and he's now tied for second place (with Kanye West and Eminem) for most #1 albums by a rap artist, trailing only Jay Z.

The Billboard 200 album chart tallies units from album sales, song sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album). This follows news that More Life had already bested Views in streaming, shattering Spotify records in the process.

More Life's streaming figures have beaten the previous record holder of Drake's Views. Again, he bests himself as Views had 163,000 streaming equivalent units with 245.1 million song streams.

The Hotline Bling rapper's album was released on March 18 and has sold 505,000 equivalent album units to take the top spot.

More Life will be available in CD format on March 31 and on vinyl after that.

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It's not a clean sweep of record book entries though as redhead Ed Sheeran's Divided album scored 75K so-called consumption units blending sales and streams a few weeks back.

How many times have you listened to "More Life"? Looks like we all know who the real king of hip hop is, but guess Drake can "watch the throne" while he's off with Queen B.

As The Verge points out, Drizzy managed to make history with Apple Music - which has less than 20 million users in comparison to Spotify's 100 million - thanks to Beats 1 and OVO Sound Radio.

"What we saw on Drake's radio show were TV numbers", Apple's Jimmy Iovine told The Verge, which added that the show set the (unquantified) record for most listening on Beats 1.

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