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On the Charts: Nick Jonas, ‘Hamilton’ Can’t Stop Drake’s ‘Views’

Tony Awards-dominating musical becomes only third cast recording in past 50 years to crack Top 10 of Billboard 200


Nick Jonas' new album and a huge Tony Awards night for 'Hamilton' wasn't enough to dislodge Drake from the rapper's spot atop the Billboard 200

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Nick Jonas‘ new album wasn’t enough to dislodge Drake from the rapper’s semi-permanent spot atop the Billboard 200 as Views racked up a seventh consecutive week at Number One. Jonas’ Last Year Was Complicated settled for Number Two, the singer’s best debut as a solo artist, and 66,000 copies sold.

Drake becomes the first male artist since Eminem’s Recovery in 2010 to register seven non-consecutive weeks at Number One, Billboard reports. The last male artist to nab seven straight Number One weeks was also Eminem with his Marshall Mathers LP in 2000. Drake has also matched Adele’s 25 run of seven consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200.

Views tallied another 121,000 total albums in its seventh week on the charts, although only 27,000 of that number came from traditional album sales; the majority – 74,000 “copies” – came from streaming equivalent albums, SEAs, thanks to another 110 million track streams last week.

A huge Tony Awards night helped jettison Hamilton from outside the Top 10 all the way to Number Three as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway cast recording sold 62,000 copies after picking up 11 awards. Hamilton becomes only the third cast recording in 50 years to infiltrate the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, joining Book of Mormon in 2011 and Hair in 1969.

Besides Jonas, only one other new release cracked the Top 10: Jon Bellion’s The Human Condition, which debuted at Number Five – one spot behind Beyoncé’s Lemonade – and 40,000 total copies.

The back half of the Top 10 featured all returning LPs: Rihanna’s Anti at Number Six, Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface at Seven, Adele’s 25 at Eight, Blake Shelton’s If I’m Honest at Nine and Chris Stapleton’s Traveller closing out the top tier.

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