The vast majority of musicians, even some of the more popular ones, will never be lucky enough to see one of their albums live on the Billboard 200 long enough to celebrate any sort of anniversary. This week, two of Drake’s most beloved releases move beyond four years on the tally, further proving him to be one of the most successful artists out there with more than his fair share of projects to underline his success.
Here are four albums that make big moves on the Billboard 200 chart this week.
No. 85 – Drake – Views
One of Drake’s most beloved albums so far (and that’s really saying something), Views is still living on the Billboard 200 a long time after it was first released…and it’s still present inside the upper half of the tally, impressively enough. This frame, the title hits 260 weeks on the chart, or exactly five years.
Most musicians would be lucky enough to have one release make it to five years on the Billboard 200, but Drake isn’t most musicians. The set is his third to reach that milestone, and it surely won’t be his last.
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No. 92 – Lil Durk – Just Cause Y’all Waited 2
Fellow hip-hop powerhouse Lil Durk is also celebrating this time around, as his album Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 reaches 52 weeks on the Billboard 200, or a full year. The project peaked at No. 2 on the tally, and it was one of two sets from the musician to stall in the runner-up space in 2020 alone.
Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 is Durk’s first title to spend a full year on the Billboard 200.
No. 110 – Drake – More Life
One major milestone wasn’t enough for Drake, it seems, as another one of his highly successful releases also reaches an important and notable anniversary. More Life, which the Canadian rapper once described as a “playlist project” more than an album (not that the terms carry much weight), has now been present on the Billboard 200 for 208 weeks, or four full years.
No. 140 – Fall Out Boy – Take This to Your Grave
Fall Out Boy’s Take This to Your Grave doesn’t hit a milestone or celebrate an anniversary this frame, but rather reaches the Billboard 200 for the first time…though it is certainly not new. The full-length introduced the world to the pop-punk/emo outfit back in 2003, and just a few years later, they were scoring huge hits and conquering the globe.
Take This to Your Grave debuts on this week’s Billboard 200 at No. 140, meaning all of the rock band’s projects have now reached the list.