Drake Scores 10th Top 10 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘So Far Gone’ Mixtape

Drake’s 10-year-old, So Far Gone, mixtape lastly arrives on Billboard’s charts, because the set debuts at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. The album enters with 45,000 equal album models earned within the week ending Feb. 21 (7,000 in album gross sales) within the U.S., in line with Nielsen Music.

So Far Gone’s chart debut garners Drake his 10th complete and consecutive high 10.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums of the week within the U.S. primarily based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album models. Units are comprised of conventional album gross sales, observe equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The new March 2-dated chart (the place So Far Gone debuts at No. 5) can be posted in full on Billboard's web sites on Feb. 26.

The So Far Gone mixtape, which was initially launched totally free in early 2009, however by no means commercially issued or distributed to streaming companies till Feb. 15 of this yr (by Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records), made its industrial and streaming debut to have fun Gone’s 10th anniversary. So Far Gone was launched to digital retailers and streamers. The album’s CD launch is due out on March eight.

Of So Far Gone’s complete debut-week models, 37,000 had been SEA models, which equates to 47.four million on-demand audio streams for the album’s songs. So Far Gone was the third-most streamed album of the week, trailing Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next (168.6 million) and A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s Hoodie SZN (57.5 million). As beforehand reported, Thank U additionally spends a second week on the Billboard 200.

While the complete So Far Gone album by no means beforehand charted on Billboard’s charts (again in 2009, an album wanted to be commercially launched to be able to chart), a distillation of the set did attain Billboard tallies that yr. The So Far Gone EP was launched later in 2009 as Drake’s first commercially launched album. The seven-song EP mixed 5 tracks from the full-length mixtape (together with his first Billboard Hot 100 hit, the No. 2-peaking “Best I Ever Had”), together with two new cuts. The So Far Gone EP debuted and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 dated Oct. three, 2009.

Of Drake’s 10 high 10s, he has hit No. 1 eight occasions. Only his two So Far Gone choices have missed the highest slot.

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