Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200

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Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage

Drake is back on top of the Billboard 200.

After spending the past two weeks at No. 2 on the albums chart, Certified Lover Boy returned to No. 1 for a fourth nonconsecutive week, moving 94,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 14, Billboard reports.

Earlier this month, CLB became the first rap album of the year to sit atop the chart for three consecutive weeks, before it was dethroned by YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s Sincerely, Kentrell and Taylor Swift’s Fearless (Taylor’s Version).

Of course, CLB’s latest commercial performance falls short of its previous three showings. Back in September, Drake’s sixth studio album scored the biggest debut week of 2021, moving 613,000 equivalent album units. The LP earned 236,000 equivalent album units during its second week on the charts, before topping the Billboard 200 in its third week with 171,000 units moved.

Only two other albums have occupied the top position for at least three weeks this year; Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever was at No. 1 for three straight weeks, and Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album for 10 straight weeks.

Meanwhile, Drake’s latest collection of tracks also put up record-setting numbers on the Billboard Hot 100, securing nine of the top 10 spots on the chart in its first week of release.

Prior to CLB, four albums were tied for having the most top 10 hits on a single offering with seven: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA, and Drizzy’s 2018 effort Scorpion.

Meanwhile, Don Toliver’s Life of a Don became his highest-charting album ever after if finished second on the Billboard 200 thanks to 68,000 equivalent album units. That impressive number was comprised of 49,000 SEA units, which equals 64.13 million on-demand streams.