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The record-breaking project earned 260,000 equivalent album units—making it the first album since Adele's 25 in 2015 to pull in at least 260,000 units in each of its first three weeks.
As expected, the majority of Drake's totals came from streaming. 82 percent of Scorpion's total was made up of streaming units, while traditional album sales totaled 29,000. In its third week, the album racked up 290.4 million on-demand audio streams. This followed the largest streaming opening week ever when Scorpion totaled 745.9 million on-demand streams in week one. The album's week two total clocked in at 391 million on-demand streams. Scorpion wasn't released on CD until July 13, which some industry experts say may have cost him around half a million dollars in physical sales.
Coming in at No. 2 on this week's chart is Wiz Khalifa's Rolling Papers 2, with 80,000 total units. This is Khalifa's fifth top 10 album and ninth chart entry overall. Rolling Papers 2 is the only album released last week to crack the top 10 of the current Billboard 200 chart.
The rest of this week's top 5 is rounded out by Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys at No. 3 with 68,000 units, XXXTentacion's ? at No. 4 with 45,000 units, and Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy at No. 5 with 44,000 units.