The numbers are in, and it's official: Drake has the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 for the second straight week.
Using the new multi-metric consumption method of tracking album sales, Toronto's very own led the pack with 225,000 equivalent album units in its second full week of tracking. His Billboard-topping effort follows one of the biggest first weeks in recent memory; More Life stacked up the equivalent of 505,000 units sold in week one.
The real story of More Life is in the streaming numbers, where Drake is breaking records left and right. Drake set the single-day artist stream record on Spotify and the first-week streams record on Apple Music in his first week, and a majority of his equivalent "sales" are derived from the power of streaming services. 169,000 of his 225,000 second-week units can be attributed to streaming, and he set the single-week record for streaming equivalent albums with 257,000 in week one.
Staying at the top of the charts for a second week helps separate More Life from the majority of his music catalog. The only other album of Drake's to reach No. 1 in more than one week was Views, while the rest of his efforts have had just one moment at the top before being pushed to the side by other music.
No came particularly close to dethroning Drake in week two, which makes the third week of tracking an exciting prospect for the rapper/singer. His closest competition was Ed Sheeran's latest album, Divide, which lagged behind More Life by about 127,000 units. That means the gap between Drake and his closest competition is currently larger than the weekly sales amassed by his closest competitor, which is a tremendous accomplishment on its own.
Elsewhere on the chart, Trey Songz' Tremaine debuts at No. 3 with with 67,000 units (45,000 in traditional album sales). It's the R&B singer's fifth top 10 (and first since Trigga). Rick Ross' Rather You Than Me dropped from No. 3 to No. 8, and the self-titled Future album was pushed back to No. 9.