[WEEKLY SALES] Drake Passes Swift’s 1989, Spending 12th Week at #1

Music Biz President James Donio commented on the recent sales figures released by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and BuzzAngle Music:

“It was another big week for Hip-Hop thanks to Drake’s Views, which will spend its 12th week at #1 on the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts after moving another 85,000 equivalent album units. The feat, previously accomplished by only eight other albums, moves Drake past Taylor Swift’s 1989, which spent 11 weeks at the top in 2014 and 2015, and puts him on the heels of the Frozen soundtrack, which spent 13 weeks at #1 in 2014. Fellow Rapper Gucci Mane also made a strong return to the charts this week, debuting at #2 with his first album in five years: Everybody Looking. It’s his highest chart position ever, providing further evidence that Hip-Hop is on the rise. Next week, we’ll see whether Drake can hold off new releases from DJ Khaled, Jake Owen, and more.”