Canadian rapper Drake is close to breaking a few records on the Billboard charts. The rapper's latest album, "Views From The 6," grabbed the top spot on the Billboard Hot 200 chart upon its release in April and since then no other album has been able to dethrone it.
The album has now spent nine straight weeks on top of the chart, making it the first album by someone to achieve this feat since Billy Ray Cyrus' 1992 release "Some Gave All." Also, the last album by a man to spend nine non-consecutive weeks atop the chart was Usher's "Confessions" released in 2004.
Drake, with his nine consecutive weeks, is now just three weeks away from equalling the all time record of the most number of straight weeks spent on top of the Billboard Hot 200 held jointly by The Beatles and Whitney Houston.
This feat also made "Views From The 6" the first album to rule the chart for the longest time since Adele's "21" in 2012. In the past decade, there were only five records that spent nine or more weeks atop the chart; Adele's "21" and "25," Taylor Swift's "Fearless" and "1989" and the soundtrack of the film "Frozen."
According to Billboard, "Views From The 6" also recorded the third-highest stay atop the Billboard Hot 200 chart by a hip hop album. It overtook Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" to do so. MC Hammer's "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em" occupies the top spot, while Vanilla Ice's "To The Extreme" occupies the second.
Closely following Drake is Beyonce's "Lemonade" at number 2, The Avett Brothers' "True Sadness" at number 3, Twenty One Pilots' "Blurryface" at the fourth spot and Rihanna's "Anti" at the fifth.