Drake dominates Billboard 200 with ‘Certified Lover Boy,’ knocking Kanye West down to number-two

Drake dominates Billboard 200 with ‘Certified Lover Boy,’ knocking Kanye West down to number-two
After months of delay, Drake‘s sixth studio album “Certified Lover Boy” was released on September 3, and unsurprisingly it has debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200 with the most successful week for any album since Taylor Swift‘s “Folklore” last summer. That pushes last week’s top album, Kanye West‘s “Donda,” down to second place.

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“Certified Lover Boy” launched with a remarkable 613,000 equivalent album units, which are calculated by combining album sales, individual track sales, and online streams through platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. Hip-hop artists in general — and Drake in particular — tend to accumulate their units primarily through streaming, and “Lover Boy” is no exception. In fact, the collection’s 562,000 streaming units (based on more than 743 million streams) would have been more than enough on their own to make this the biggest album of the
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