Drake Lands Ninth No. 1 Album

Drake in concert. Photo by RMV/REX/Shutterstock (9911149d)

Drake lands his ninth No. 1 album on Billboard 200 chart with the release of Care Package.

Care Package is a compilation of 17 of Drake’s stray tracks — mostly ones that were never officially released.

According to Billboard, The surprise release of his new archival compilation album launches with 109,000 equivalent album units in the US according to Nielsen Music. Of that, 16,000 were in album sales.

Drake is tied with Garth Brooks, Eminem, Madonna, and the Rolling Stones who all landed nine chart-toppers. Here are the chart’s top artists: The Beatles (19), Jay-Z (14), Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand (11), and Elvis Presley (10).

“The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the US based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).”