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Drake Joins Elite Double-Double Club on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart With ‘Certified Lover Boy’

The album gets 10 weeks atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and gives the superstar a rare achievement.

Drake’s Certified Lover Boy hits a milestone 10th week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, as the set rebounds from No. 4 to lead the list dated Jan. 15. The album earned 37,000 equivalent album units in the corresponding tracking week, ending Jan. 6, according to MRC Data, up 2% from the prior week.

Thanks to Certified Lover Boy reaching double-digits at No. 1, Drake becomes the 10th artist to have two projects each rule Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for 10 or more weeks since the list began in 1965. Certified Lover Boy joins the superstar’s Take Care, which captured 12 weeks in the top slot in 2012-13.


Among all artists, Michael Jackson and The Temptations claims the most double-digit leaders, each with four separate albums.

Here’s a full list of the company Drake joins:

Michael Jackson (4):
Off the Wall, 16 weeks at No. 1, 1979-80
Thriller, 37, 1983-84
Bad, 18, 1987-88
Dangerous, 12, 1992

The Temptations (4):
The Temptations Sing Smokey, 18, 1965
Temptin’ Temptations, 14, 1965-66
Cloud Nine, 13, 1969
Puzzle People, 15, 1969-70

Aretha Franklin (3):
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, 14, 1967
Aretha: Lady Soul, 16, 1968
Aretha Now, 17, 1968

Stevie Wonder (3):
Songs in the Key of Life, 20, 1976-77
Hotter Than July, 13, 1980-81
In Square Circle, 12, 1985-86

Beyoncé (2):
Beyoncé, 10, 2013-14
Lemonade, 10, 2016

Freddie Jackson (2):
Rock Me Tonight, 14, 1985
Just Like the First Time, 26, 1986-87

Isaac Hayes (2):
Hot Buttered Soul, 10, 1969
To Be Continued, 11, 1970-71

Rick James (2):
Street Songs, 20, 1981
Cold Blooded, 10, 1983

The Jackson 5 (2):
ABC, 12, 1970
Third Album, 10, 1970

Certified Lover Boy was released in September 2021, and its No. 1 debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums secured Drake a 12th consecutive champ on the chart. Thanks to massive first-week streaming totals, its tracks staged an unprecedented monopoly of the top 14 slots on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, with “Way 2 Sexy,” featuring Future and Young Thug, earning Drake a record-extending 23rd No. 1 on the list.