Drake is number one! According to new reports, the rapper, Drake, just finished up his third week at Number 1 on the Billboard 200 with his latest release, Scorpio. The charting company released the news today, Sunday, July 29th.
Billboard revealed that the album sold 184,000 copies in its latest week, and 15,000 of those were traditional CD sales. If Drake continues on his path, his album will spend an entire month at Number 1 on the Billboard 200.
Drake has now broken the biggest record; he has spent more time in the number one spot than any other artist in recorded history. The last time an album did similarly well was his own record, Views, which came out in 2016.
Moreover, that means that Drake has been in the top spot, in total, for 25 weeks. In other words, Drake has had an album at the number one spot for 25 weeks, including all of his past releases and their relevant charting history.
As it was previously reported, Drake bumped Post-Malone out of the top spot earlier. Post just released his record as well, beerbongs and Bentleys, which streamed over 500,000,000 times.
While Drake has been on top of the world lately, the rapper faced a number of different controversies before the release of Scorpio. His fellow rapper, Pusha-T, made fun of Drake with a picture of the Toronto native wearing blackface, as a white person.
In the photograph, Drake had his skin colored white and donned blackface, an attempt to highlight the way that black people are treated in the entertainment industry. The idea is that Hollywood refuses to give people of colour roles that don’t match their stereotype.
Additionally, Pusha-T revealed that Drake did have an illegitimate child with an unidentified woman. However, it turned out to be Sophie Brussaux, an adult film actress from Canada. Drake is supposedly paying her child support now.