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Drake’s “More Life” Wins US Sales Race, Sets Streaming Record, Tops Billboard 200

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Drake’s “More Life” predictably won the opening week US sales race — and claims #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart.

Thanks to the sum of that opening week sales figure, respectable track sales and record-setting streaming, “More Life” also takes #1 on the Billboard 200 consumption chart.

“More Life” takes #1 on the pure sales chart thanks to what Billboard reports as 226K in opening week US sales.

With TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) included, “More Life” generated 505K opening week units. The figure, which is the best for an album since Drake’s own “Views” launched with 1.04 million, easily results in a #1 debut on the Billboard 200.

Billboard adds that “More Life” generated a record-setting 385 million track streams, accounting for nearly 260K opening week TEA units.

Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” drops to #2 on the Billboard 200 after two weeks on top. Rick Ross’ “Rather You Than Me” debuts at #3 with 106K units, while “Beauty And The Beast” rises to #4 with 99K units.

Depeche Mode’s new “Spirit” starts at #5 with 64K.

Written by Dolph Malone

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Dolph Malone is a senior editor for Headline Planet and a key contributor to the music and television sectors of the publication.

An avid pop culture spectator, Dolph also helms Headline Planet's social media reporting. He, specifically, covers entertainment stories that are breaking in the key social networks.

Contact Dolph at dolph.malone[at]headlineplanet.com.

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