Billboard 200 albums chart: Drake's 'Views' remains on top for 11th time

| Updated: Jul 27, 2016 17:27 IST

Washington D.C., July 27 (ANI): Drake's 'Views' remains steady at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart for or the 11th time in 12 weeks. According to Nielsen Music, the set earned another 89,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 21. 'Views has now earned the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Taylor Swift's '1989' spent its 11th and final week atop the list on the chart dated February 21, 2015. The last album to lead for more than 11 weeks was the 'Frozen' soundtrack, which was for 13 weeks in 2014. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new August 6-dated chart, where 'Views' is on the top, was posted in full to Billboard's websites on July 26. The bulk of Views' weekly units are derived from streaming equivalent album units, as the set continues to be hugely popular on streaming services. In the latest tracking week, 64 percent of the album's units came from streams; 18 percent are from track equivalent albums, and another 18 percent came from traditional album sales. Speaking of album sales, the top-selling album of the week is NeedToBreathe's 'Hard Love,' which debuts at number one on the Top Album Sales chart and at number two on the Billboard 200. The set earned 50,000 units, of which 46,000 were in traditional album sales. (ANI)