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Drake's new project More Life has crowned the U.S. charts, giving the Toronto star his seventh consecutive chart-topper.
According to Nielsen Music, More Life shifted a massive 505,000 units in its first week—226,000 of which were in traditional album sales. With a massive 384.8 million streams, the set also surpassed his own streaming record from his previous album Views, which started with 245.1 million song streams.
Last week, both Spotify and Apple Music confirmed More Life had set first-day streaming records. The project, which features Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Sampha, Skepta and PARTYNEXTDOOR, premiered last Saturday, March 18, on Drake's OVO Sound radio show on Beats 1.
With More Life, Drake has now tied Kanye West and Eminem among hip-hop acts with seven No. 1 albums, behind only Jay Z, who has 13 No. 1s to his name.