Drake Ties Future for Most Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums No. 1s With ‘So Far Gone’ Debut

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Drake’s So Far Gone mixtape debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated March 2), securing the celebrity’s ninth straight chief on the checklist.

Gone, which initially premiered in 2009, was by no means commercially issued, although among the venture’s tracks had been later discovered on Drake’s debut EP, additionally titled So Far Gone (which reached No. three later in 2009). The full set solely obtained its official industrial gross sales and streaming launch on Feb. 15 to rejoice its 10th anniversary.

The 18-track assortment earned 45,000 equal album models within the week ending Feb. 21, in keeping with Nielsen Music.

As Gone debuts, Drake matches Future for probably the most No. 1s within the 2010s decade. The two had traded the report in current months, with the Atlanta native establishing a short lived lead when his Future Hndrxx Presents…The WZRD opened at No. 1 earlier this month.

Behind the pair, Chris Brown, J. Cole, The Game and The Weeknd share joint custody of third place, with 5 No. 1s every within the 2010s.

With 10 months remaining within the decade – and given each artists’ frequent output – Drake and Future may every nonetheless problem for probably the most No. 1 albums in any decade. The Temptations at present maintain the mark, with 11 leaders banked within the 1960s, a feat noticeably spectacular because the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart started near the last decade’s halfway level, on Jan. 30, 1965.

Here’s the present leaderboard for probably the most No. 1 albums in a decade:

1960s: The Temptations (11)
1970s: Al Green, Barry White, The Temptations (six every)
1980s: Luther Vandross (six)
1990s: 2Pac (5)
2000s: JAY-Z (10)
2010s up to now: Drake, Future (9 every)

As beforehand reported, Gone bows at No. 5 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart, garnering Drake’s 10th high 10 album.