The set’s 169 weeks trails solely Kenny’s G’s “Breathless.”

As Drake’s Take Care slips 40-41 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated Nov. 17), the 2011 set logs its 169th week on the rating and secures the second-longest keep within the chart’s historical past, relationship to its 1965 inception.

Care surpasses the 168-week sum J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive and now trails solely Kenny G’s Breathless, which holds the document with 185 frames. As each albums re-enter the chart repeatedly — Drive has recorded 27 weeks on the survey in 2018, whereas Care has made the rating each week this yr — they may contend for the all-time mark within the first half 2019.

As Drake snags the silver medal, right here’s a recap on the present leaderboard for many weeks on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums:

Weeks, Album, Artist
185, Breathless, Kenny G
169, Take Care, Drake
168, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole
152, Curtain Call: The Hits, Eminem
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
132, Views, Drake

Notably, a number of these albums, together with Drive and Care, have 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 primarily based on multi-metric consumption by album gross sales, track-equivalent albums and streaming-equivalent albums and has allowed older catalog titles to qualify for re-entry. Consistent streams for each Drive and Care have helped the albums return to the chart after prolonged absences.

Breathless, nonetheless, additionally prited in a single key manner: During its run, a consecutive stretch 183 weeks 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 its present size 50 positions in 2013.

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