International Charts Analysis: Drake storms global charts

A week after Beyoncé sneaked up behind us and dropped a new album, Drake did likewise with Views suddenly getting unleashed last Friday (29 April) and immediately attracting strong interest.

How strong? Well, after initially topping iTunes' algorithmically-impenetrable charts in upwards of 50 countries - most of which don't have official charts - it eventually debuted at No.1 in the UK and New Zealand, while opening at No.2 in Ireland and Sweden, No.3 in Flanders and the Netherlands, No.4 in ...

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