Drake’s Take Care takes over because the album with essentially the most weeks on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart because the rating started in 1965.
While Care dips 40-43 on the chart dated March 16, it secures an unprecedented 186th week on the checklist. The set, launched in Novembr 2011, surpasses the earlier champ, Kenny G’s Breathless, which clocked 185 weeks on the tally from 1992-1997.
Upon its preliminary launch, Care grew to become Drake’s first No. 1 debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and his second of 9 No. 1 units. The set additionally boasts Drake’s longest keep at No. 1 amongst these 9 leaders, with 12 weeks on the summit. It was No. 1 on the year-end Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums recap for 2012. The subsequent yr, Care secured the famous person’s first Grammy Award, for greatest rap album.
Care additionally housed seven tracks that landed on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart: “Marvin’s Room (No. 7), “Headlines” (No. 2), “Make Me Proud,” that includes Nicki Minaj (No. 1, three weeks), “The Motto,” with Lil Wayne (No. 1, two weeks), the Rihanna-assisted title lower (No. 26), “Crew Love” (No. 9) and “HYFR (Hell Ya F*****g Right; No. 20).
As Care steps to the highest of the category, right here’s a rundown of albums with essentially the most weeks on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums:
Weeks on Chart, Title, Artist
186, Take Care, Drake
185, Breathless, Kenny G
174, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole
168, Curtain Call: The Hits, Eminem
148, Views, Drake
146, good child, m.A.A.d metropolis, Kendrick Lamar
146, Greatest Hits, 2Pac
145, Beauty Behind The Madness, The Weeknd
140, The Eminem Show, Eminem
140, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Wu-Tang Clan
Notably, a number of of these albums, together with Care, benefited from a 2017 swap within the chart’s tabulation. Prior to the chart dated Feb. 11, 2017, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums was strictly a sales-based rating. Since then, the chart has ranked albums based mostly on multi-metric consumption via album gross sales, track-equivalent album models and streaming-equivalent album models and has allowed older catalog titles to stay on the rating. Consistent streams for Care helped the album return to the chart in 2017 after a virtually four-year absence.
Breathless, nonetheless, additionally profited in one other approach: During its run, a 183-week consecutive stretch between December 1992 and June 1996, with three further weeks later in 1996 and 1997, the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart encompassed 100 positions. It was then diminished to 75 slots in 2010 and to its present size of 50 positions in 2013.