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Drake and Future top Billboard 200 with ‘What a Time to Be Alive’

Source: Youtube/FutureVEVO

Source: Youtube/FutureVEVO


As expected, Drake and Future’s surprise collaborative mixtape, What A Time To Be Alive, has debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

The album, only officially announced a day before dropping, though heavily speculated about for a week in advance, bowed with 375,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 24, to mark the third-largest week for an album in 2015.

It’s the second number one album this year for both Drake (If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late) and Future (DS2).

Elsewhere on the chart, Lana Del Ray debuts at number two with her latest effort, Honeymoon. The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness, which occupied the throne for the last three weeks, tumbles to number three this week. Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller’s new album, Go:od AM, opened at the number four spot. And rounding out this week’s top five is Rattle That Lock by Pink Floyd member David Gilmour.

Also of note this week, Ryan Adams’ interpretation of Taylor Swift’s wildly successful album, 1989, debuts a spot ahead of its inspiration at number seven. Swift’s original has remained on the Billboard 200 for an astounding 41 weeks, thus far.

Check out the complete list of top 10 albums below.

1. Drake & Future – What A Time To Be Alive

2. Lana Del Ray – Honeymoon

3. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

4. Mac Miller – Go:od AM

5. David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock

6. Shinedown – Threat To Survival

7. Ryan Adams – 1989

8. Taylor Swift – 1989

9. Luke Bryan – Kill The Lights

10. Andy Mineo – Uncomfortable