Certified Lover Boy, Drake’s sixth album, has spent the second-most weeks at No. 1 in 2021. It trails Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album, which has topped the charts for ten weeks in a row. Drake’s reign isn’t particularly amazing, but it’s nonetheless notable in its own right. The rapper has already spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard 200, beginning with 631,000 units sold in its first week on the chart, the most of any album released in 2021. Certified Lover Boy is still reigning supreme on the Billboard 200 after more than a month.
Certified Lover Boy recovered the top spot on the Billboard 200 dated November 6 a week after Young Thug achieved his second No. 1 album of his career with Punk, an album on which Drake featured. It was the best-selling album of the year with 74,000 units sold, including 73,000 streaming equivalent album units and less than 1,000 pure album sales. Certified Lover Boy ties Drake’s 2018 album Scorpion for the second-most weeks at No. 1 with his fifth week at the top. Both albums trail his 2016 debut, Views, which spent 13 weeks at the top.
Other highlights on the chart this week include Moneybagg Yo’s A Gangsta’s Pain at No. 6, thanks to its newly-released deluxe reissue, and Lana Del Rey’s Blue Bannisters, which checks in at No. 8 to give Del Rey the eighth top-10 album of her career.