Drake’s weekend just got better as news came in that Care Package hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
This makes it the Canadian rapper’s ninth No. 1 album.
Care Package features 17 tracks, many of which were never officially released. Since the release on Aug. 2, 109,000 equivalent album units were earned in the United States.
Out of Drake’s 11 entries on the list, only two haven’t made it to the top. So Far Gone mixtape and So Far Gone EP- a distillation of the mixtape landed at No. 5 and No. 6 respectively.
This new top honour does mean that Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project falls to second place.
The “Hotline Bling” artist joins the company of Eminem, Madonna, Garth Brooks and The Rolling Stones who all have nine top albums. Elvis Presley has 10, Barbra Streisand and Bruce Springsteen tie at 11, Jay-Z sits at 14 and The Beatles have the most with 19.