Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' Dethrones Kanye West's 'DONDA' With Biggest Debut of 2021

Making both Drizzy and Ye two of eight artists to earn 10 No. 1 albums.

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Drake is opening this week’s Billboard 200 on top as Certified Lover Boy debuts at No. 1.

According to Billboard, the record earned a total of 613,000 equivalent album units in the week ending September 9. Of that number, 562,000 units are credited to streaming equivalent album units (743.67 million on-demand streams for the 21 tracks), 46,000 units are credited to album sales and 5,000 units go to track equivalent album units. CLB’s numbers are the biggest since Taylor Swift’s folklore in 2020 and also the largest week for a rap album since Scorpion.

In addition, Certified Lover Boy officially holds the record for the biggest debut week of 2021 — overthrowing the short reign of Kanye West‘s DONDA, which moves down to No. 2 from last week’s top spot. Both Drizzy and Ye are now two of only eight artists to earn 10 No. 1 records.

Elsewhere on the chart are Iron Maiden, Olivia Rodrigo and Doja Cat at Nos. 3, 4 and 5 respectively, while Morgan Wallen, Billie Eilish, The Kid LAROI, Imagine Dragons and Rod Wave make up the bottom half of this week’s top 10.

In related news, Future brought out Drake during Wireless Fest and they performed “Way 2 Sexy,” “Life is Good” and more.

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