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Drake’s Views continues to dominate the Billboard 200 albums chart, as it spends a fifth consecutive week at No. 1 atop the list. As noted a week ago, Views has the most weeks at No. 1 for an album by a man since Michael Buble’s Christmas also led the chart for five weeks in December 2011-January 2012.

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Views earned another 152,000 equivalent album units (down 19 percent) in the week ending June 2, according to Nielsen Music. More than half of that sum, 92,000 units, were comprised of streaming equivalent albums.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new June 18-dated chart (where Views remains at No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, June 7.

Views’ 92,000 SEA units equates to nearly 138 million streams for the album’s tracks (as each SEA unit represents 1,500 streams from an album).

With Views’ latest streaming haul, the set now has the top five largest streaming weeks for an album: its debut frame holds the record (245.1 million streams for its tracks), followed by its third week (186.1 million), its fourth week (166.2 million), its second week (140.8 million), and then its fifth frame (137.5 million).

In the latest tracking week, Views sold 37,000 in traditional album sales, which places it at No. 5 on the Top Album Sales chart. The list ranks the best selling albums of the week.

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Back on the Billboard 200, Dierks Bentley scores his highest charting album ever with the No. 2 debut of Black (101,000 units; 88,000 in traditional album sales). The album also logs his best sales week yet, and marks his eighth top 10 effort. It also debuts at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart.

The No. 2 arrival on the Billboard 200 exceeds Bentley’s previous high of No. 3 with 2009’s Feel That Fire. And, in terms of sales, Black’s bow trumps Bentley’s former biggest week: 82,000 when Long Trip Alone debuted at No. 5 in 2006.

Bentley has charted 10 albums on the Billboard 200, stretching back to his self-titled debut effort in 2003, which peaked at No. 26.

Black was led by the single “Somewhere on a Beach,” which spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, beginning April 30. It marked Bentley’s first No. 1 on the chart since 2012’s “5-1-5-0.”

Beyonce’s former No. 1, Lemonade, rises one rung to No. 3 with 79,000 units (down 20 percent).

Fifth Harmony earns its highest charting album yet, as 7/27 flies in at No. 4 with 74,000 units (49,000 in traditional album sales). It’s the quintet’s third top 10 album, following 2015’s Reflection (No. 5 peak) and 2013’s Better Together EP (No. 6).

7/27’s lead single, “Work From Home,” recently became the act’s first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 – and has so far peaked at No. 4.

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Blake Shelton’s If I’m Honest slips 3-5 on the new Billboard 200 with 63,000 units (down 63 percent), while Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman falls 2-6 with 50,000 units (down 72 percent). Rihanna’s Anti descends 5-7 with 42,000 units (down 11 percent).

Electronic artist Flume debuts at No. 8 with his second studio album, Skin. The set launches with 31,000 units (18,000 in pure album sales). It’s the first charting album on the list for the 24-year-old Australian act (real name: Harley Streten), who saw his eponymous debut effort peak at No. 12 on both the Dance/Electronic Albums chart and the Heatseekers Albums chart in 2014. The album went on to sell 73,000 copies.

The new album was ushered in by the single “Never Be Like You,” which has so far peaked at No. 5 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, and is also his first single to reach the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop Songs airplay charts.

Rounding out the new top 10 are Adele’s 25 (holding at No. 9 with 31,000 units – down 14 percent) and Twenty One PilotsBlurryface (11-10 with 28,000 units – up 4 percent)

-Billboard

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Freedom Jacob Caesar Reacts After Wildlife Move To Seize Tigers

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Nana Kwame Bediako, a business entrepreneur also known as Freedom Jacob Caesar Cheddar, has admitted to keeping two tigers in his home.

He claims he had the two tigers for six months.

The presence of two tigers in Wonder World Estates, Avenue Lincoln, near the British High Commission in Ridge, Accra, had alarmed some residents.

A section of the public took to social media to draw the attention of the Ghana Police Service to the situation, which they believe is illegal.

In response, Freedom Jacob Caesar stated that he followed all procedures when bringing the animals to Ghana in order to increase tourism.

In an interview with TV3, he stated that he bought them with the intention of making Ghana the first country on the continent to have them.

“First and foremost, you are correct; I have two tigers that I purchased in a bidding war between Ghana and Dubai. I was the private sector representative who sparked my interest in purchasing these two animals. But we went through the procedure; the animals are seven months old and still in their infancy.”

“I went in to purchase these animals in order to increase the value of tourism in our country.” I wanted to enter the Safari World by ensuring that Ghana is the first country in West Africa, East Africa, and Central Africa, aside from South Africa, to have these animals.”

“We wanted to be the first to have it, so I ordered both the male and female versions.” I’ve been storing them for six months. I brought experts from outside to create a safety cage for these animals, so they don’t become dangerous to the public.”

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Feli Nuna Marks Birthday Today

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Feli Nuna, Off Da Ground signed singer, has turned a year older.

The talented singer, who recently released a new song titled “Towel,” is a hot topic.

Enjoy the video below.

We wished Feli Nuna a Happy and Wonderful Birthday on our Instagram page.

We wrote; As Today Marks Your Birthday. May It Be A Mark Of Greater Heights, Blessings And Grace For You Sister @FeliNuna. Happy Birthday 🎂 🥳 🎉
#TowelSZN #TowelChallenge 🔥🔥🔥
https://www.instagram.com/p/CdwqtyJq_Hr/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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Ed Sheeran And Wife Cherry Seaborn Welcome Another Child

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Ed Sheeran, 31, and his wife Cherry Seaborn, 30, have a daughter.

The Shape Of You, Perfect, and Thinking Out Loud hitmaker shocked everyone on Thursday evening, May 19, with the announcement, especially since the couple chose to keep this pregnancy private.

Sheeran captioned a photo of a pair of adorable white booties on a brown blanket, “Want to let you all know we’ve had another beautiful baby girl.” “We are both so in love with her, and over the moon to be a family of four,” he added.

When Sheeran and Seaborn’s second child was born is unknown. In a subsequent statement, a spokesperson for the singer told The Sun:

“Ed and Cherry recently welcomed a beautiful baby girl and are on cloud nine.

‘They’re so excited for Lyra to have a little sister and the four of them are currently enjoying some precious family time before Ed heads back on tour.

‘We are delighted for them, and we hope that you can respect their privacy at this special time.’

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