The last time an album reached that milestone was in 2016 when Drake's own Views topped the chart for nine consecutive weeks. Before Views, Adele's commercial powerhouse 25 spent its first seven weeks at No. 1.
In its fifth week since being released, Scorpion earned 145,000 equivalent album units. Only 12,000 of that total came from traditional album sales, as the album continues to dominate on streaming services. Scorpion's 25 songs raked in 169.6 million on-demand audio streams in the last week, which ranks as the 20th largest streaming week for an album. Scorpion now has five of the top 20 biggest streaming weeks ever.
This week's accomplishment makes Drake the hip-hop artist with the second-most career weeks at No. 1, as he passes JAY-Z. His albums have now spent 26 total weeks at No. 1, compared to 25 for JAY-Z. Eminem sits atop the list with 32 weeks at No. 1.
Elsewhere on the charts, Kenny Chesney's new album Songs for the Saints debuted at No. 2 with 77,000 units. Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys sits at No. 3 with 62,000 units, Juice WRLD's Goodbye & Good Riddance moves up two places to No. 4 with 39,000 units, and Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy closes out the top five with 38,000 units.
The full Billboard 200 albums chart will be revealed on Tuesday, August 7.