Drake ‘Care Package’ debuts No 1 on Billboard 200

Album marks rapper’s ninth No. 1 album

Drake’s latest release, the compilation album Care Package, has debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The compilation collects 17 tracks — many of which were never officially released — including “The Motion,” “Jodeci Freestyle,” “Paris Morton Music,” “Draft Day” and freestyles like “5AM in Toronto” and “4PM in Calabasas.”

According to Nielsen Music, the set, released on August 2nd via OVO Sound/Republic Records, scored 109,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending August 8th. Sixteen thousand were actual album sales while the rest equate to streaming.

The debut marks Drake’s ninth No. 1 album since 2010, extending his record for the most by any artist this decade. Drake has previously hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with Scorpion (2018), More Life (2017), Views (2016), What a Time to Be Alive with Future (2015), If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (2015), Nothing Was the Same (2013), Take Care (2011) and Thank Me Later (2010).

Care Package is available now.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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