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Beyonce’s “Lemonade” Wins Sales Race, Drake’s “Views” Leads BB200; Meghan Trainor Debuts

Beyonce's Lemonade [Official Cover Art]

Billboard’s Top Album Sales and Billboard 200 charts have different number ones this week.

Thanks to what Billboard reports as 92,000 in weekly US album sales, Beyonce’s “Lemonade” claims #1 on the former. Drake’s “Views,” meanwhile, claims #1 on the latter with 239,000 in weekly consumption units (pure album sales + track sales/10 + track streams/1500).

With 128,000 weekly consumption units, “Lemonade” takes #2 on this week’s Billboard 200. A pure sales total of 83,000 slots Drake’s “Views” at #3 on the Top Album Sales chart.

Meghan Trainor’s “Thank You,” the best performer among new releases, takes #2 on the Top Album Sales listing and #3 on the Billboard 200. Billboard says it sold 84,000 conventional copies and drove 107,000 consumption units in its first week of release.

Both numbers markedly trail those of Trainor’s 2015 debut album “Title,” which sold 195,000 first-week copies and generated 238,000 in consumption.

— As far as the Billboard 200 goes, Pierce The Veil’s “Misadventures” takes #4 with 54K in consumption, while a consumption tally of 44K earns Rihanna’s “ANTI” #5.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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