Find out why Drake owned 2016
Drake led 2016. His “Views” album was not only certified platinum four times, it was also the year’s highest-selling LP in the United States, according to Billboard. Drake’s fifth studio album pushed 4.14 million equivalent album units, including streams and single sales. The project sold 1.61 million in strict album sales. The Toronto superstar had the largest Billboard 200 debut of 2016 with VIEWS selling 1 million units in the first week. The project spent 13 weeks at the top spot and is currently at #8 after 35 weeks on the list. The publication reports that VIEWS had 3.04 billion streams for the year. The project reportedly reached the 1 billion streams mark on Spotify alone in November and it was the first album ever to reach 1 billion streams on Apple Music in September.