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Drake sets news streaming record

Drake ended Ed Sheeran's two week reign at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart in the United States selling 505,000 copies of his new album "More Life".

By Jon Francis | Published: 27th March 2017 Showbiz

The Canadian rapper, the world's best-selling artist of 2016, took the No. 1 spot, setting a new streaming record and bringing home the biggest U.S. sales week for any album since his 2016 release "Views."

Nielsen said 257,000 units were earned from streaming, beating Drake's previous record-setting 163,000 streaming units for "Views."

The Billboard 200 album chart tallies units from album sales, song sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album).

Drake's new release Ed Sheeran's "Divide" into second place on the Billboard 200 with some 118,000 units sold.

Rapper Rick Ross landed in the No.3 spot with his new album "Rather You Than Me."

Sheeran however remained top of the digital songs chart, which measures online single sales, thanks to "Shape of You," which sold another 97,000 units in its 11th week on the chart.