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Hip hop has never seen a rapper with the same sustained commercial success as Drake.

There have been artists who have come and had bigger moments (DMX, 50 Cent), or have been successful for much longer (Jay-Z, Eminem), but when it comes to consistently staying at the top of the charts, Drake has no competitor.

The crazy thing is that when it comes to having the most number ones on the Billboard 200, Drake’s only behind Jay-Z and Eminem – two rappers who have been in the game for over a decade longer than he has been.

So let’s get into it, here are the rankings for all of Drake’s first week album sales, from So Far Gone to Certified Lover Boy.

So Far Gone (EP)

Released: September 15, 2009

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown, Aspire

First week album sales: 73,000

Billboard 200 position: 6

Singles: “Best I Ever Had”, “Successful”, “I’m Goin’ In”

Care Package

Released: August 2, 2019

Label: OVO Sound, Republic

First week album sales: 109,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: N/A

Dark Lane Demo Tapes

Released: May 1, 2020

Label: Republic, OVO Sound

First week album sales: 223,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “Toosie Slide”, “Chicago Freestyle”

What a Time to Be Alive (with Future)

Released: September 20, 2015

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic, Epic, A1, Freebandz

First week album sales: 375,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Jumpman”

Thank Me Later

Released: June 15, 2010

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown, Aspire

First week album sales: 447,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Over”, “Find Your Love”, “Miss Me”, “Fancy”

More Life

Released: March 18, 2017

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic

First week album sales: 505,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Fake Love”, “Passionfruit”, “Free Smoke”, “Portland”, “Glow”

If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Released: February 13, 2015

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic

First week album sales: 535,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Preach”, “Energy”

Certified Lover Boy

Released: September 3, 2021

Label: OVO, Republic

First week album sales: 613,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: N/A

Take Care

Released: November 15, 2011

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic

First week album sales: 631,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Marvins Room”, “Headlines”, “Make Me Proud”, “The Motto”, “Take Care”, “HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right)”, “Crew Love”

Nothing Was the Same

Released: September 24, 2013

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic, OVO Sound

First week album sales: 658,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Started from the Bottom”, “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, “All Me”, “Pound Cake”, “The Language”, “Too Much”, “Worst Behavior”

Scorpion

Released: June 29, 2018

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic

First week album sales: 732,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “God’s Plan”, “Nice for What”, “I’m Upset”, “Don’t Matter to Me”, “In My Feelings”, “Nonstop”, “Mob Ties”

Views

Released: April 29, 2016

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic

First week album sales: 1,040,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Hotline Bling”, “One Dance”, “Pop Style”, “Controlla”, “Too Good”

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