Drake Ties Madonna And Eminem For The Fifth-Most No. 1 Albums In History

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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 17: Drake performs in Concert at Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour - Chicago, Illinois at United Center on August 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

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Drake is back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 once again with his new surprise release Care Package, which easily debuts atop the all-genre ranking of the most popular albums in the U.S. with over XXX equivalent units. By collecting yet another ruler on the chart, the Canadian superstar has moved up on the list of the artists with the most leaders in history, and he’s tied with some of the greatest of all time.

Care Package is Drake’s ninth No. 1 on the Billboard 200, which stands as the fifth-most chart-toppers in the list’s decades-long history. The musician is now tied with Eminem, Garth Brooks, the Rolling Stones and Madonna, all of whom also claim nine No. 1 albums on the chart. Madonna was the most recent addition to this club until this week, as she nabbed her ninth champion on the ranking back in June.

In front of those five names with 10 chart-owners is Elvis Presley, who has appeared at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 10 times. Above the rock and roll legend are Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand, both of whom have landed at No. 1 11 times. Jay-Z is in second place among all acts with 14 leaders, and the Beatles are in a distant first with 19 drivers.

The ranking of the musicians with the most No. 1 titles on the Billboard 200 changes regularly, as Drake, Madonna and Eminem have all collected new leaders in just the past 12 months, and there is no reason to believe they are done now. In fact, while Elvis Presley and the Beatles probably won’t hit No. 1 again, many of the names mentioned above are still in the prime of their careers, and chances are whenever Drake has another collection of tunes to give his fans, he’ll move up once more and match Elvis in fourth place.

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Drake is back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 once again with his new surprise release Care Package, which easily debuts atop the all-genre ranking of the most popular albums in the U.S. with over XXX equivalent units. By collecting yet another ruler on the chart, the Canadian superstar has moved up on the list of the artists with the most leaders in history, and he’s tied with some of the greatest of all time.

Care Package is Drake’s ninth No. 1 on the Billboard 200, which stands as the fifth-most chart-toppers in the list’s decades-long history. The musician is now tied with Eminem, Garth Brooks, the Rolling Stones and Madonna, all of whom also claim nine No. 1 albums on the chart. Madonna was the most recent addition to this club until this week, as she nabbed her ninth champion on the ranking back in June.

In front of those five names with 10 chart-owners is Elvis Presley, who has appeared at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 10 times. Above the rock and roll legend are Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand, both of whom have landed at No. 1 11 times. Jay-Z is in second place among all acts with 14 leaders, and the Beatles are in a distant first with 19 drivers.

The ranking of the musicians with the most No. 1 titles on the Billboard 200 changes regularly, as Drake, Madonna and Eminem have all collected new leaders in just the past 12 months, and there is no reason to believe they are done now. In fact, while Elvis Presley and the Beatles probably won’t hit No. 1 again, many of the names mentioned above are still in the prime of their careers, and chances are whenever Drake has another collection of tunes to give his fans, he’ll move up once more and match Elvis in fourth place.

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