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Drake’s ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ earns him 11th No. 1 album

Written by on June 27, 2022

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Drake has earned his 11th number-one album on the Billboard 200 chart thanks to his latest record, Honestly, Nevermind.

The project, which arrived June 17 — just one day after he announced the album’s surprise release — debuts atop the Billboard 200 dated for July 2, making him the fifth artist to release more than 10 number-one albums, Billboard reports. Leading the pack with 19 #1s is The Beatles, followed by Jay-Z with 14, and Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand, tied with 11 each.

Billboard adds that Honestly, Nevermind “launches with 204,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 23, according to Luminate,” with streaming accounting for 94% of the album’s first-week totals. 

The 14-track album boasts the fourth-largest streaming week for an album in 2022, Billboard further reports; Bad Bunny, Kendrick Lamar and Future make up the top three. The most on-demand official streams, in order, are “Jimmy Cooks,” “Falling Back,” and “Sticky,” with 39.59 million, 27.05 million, and 26.16 million streams, respectively. 

Honestly, Nevermind is Drake’s seventh studio effort and the follow up to September 2021’s Certified Lover Boy. The new album was co-produced by Drake, his longtime collaborator Noah “40” Shebib, and his manager, Oliver El-Khatib, as well as Noel Cadastre and Black Coffee.

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