The Weeknd, Drake Dominate U.S. Charts
Toronto's The Weeknd and Drake are the most popular artists in the U.S. this week.
On the Billboard 200 chart to be published Tuesday, The Weeknd’s surprise album My Dear Melancholy debuts at No. 1, making it the singer’s third release in a row to top the chart.
According to Nielsen Music, the six-song collection had the biggest week for an R&B release in over a year, with 169,000 equivalent album units. (The CD version of the album is due out April 13.)
The Billboard 200 ranks the most popular albums in the U.S. based on sales of physical copies as well as streams and downloads.
Drake's single "God's Plan" holds on to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for an 11th week and The Weeknd's "Call Out My Name" debuts at No. 4.
Drake is featured on the songs in the No. 5 and No. 10 spots, "Look Alive" by BlocBoy JB, and "Walk It Talk It" by Migos, respectively.