Upon the release of Drake‘s short film, Please Forgive Me, directed by Anthony Mandler, featuring tracks from the album Views, it returns back at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for week October 8, 2016.
Views was knocked out of the #1 spot in week August 20, 2016 by DJ Khaled‘s album Major Key after spending 13 weeks at #1, and kept at bay in the following weeks by the Suicide Squad soundtrack; Suicide Squad: The Album, Frank Ocean‘s highly anticipated Blonde, moving down to position 4 in week September 17, 2016, with Barbara Streisand at #1 with Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.
Views started to climb back up the charts on week September 24, 2016, moving up to #3, with Bad Vibrations‘ A Day To Remember at #2 and Travis Scott‘s Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight debuting at number 1. In week October 1, 2016, Jason Aldean‘s They Don’t Know, also debuts at #1 and the following chart shows Drake & Views back at number 1.
Watching Please Forgive Me made me well up a bit. I’m a fool for melody and revisiting the Views album tracks was sheer bliss. Since I’m a picky old fart, I’ve still got Frank Ocean’s Blonde & Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds‘ Skeleton Tree on heavy rotation.
Congratulations Drake, we knew you’d do it!
Meanwhile Mac Miller is back in a big way, firstly with a shiny new relationship with songbird Ariana Grande, and professionally for the release of The Divine Feminine on REMember Records/Warner Brothers. Productions by Tae Beast, Larry Fisherman (Malcolm James McCormick🤓), Aja Grant, Garcia Bros, Kaan Gunesberk, ID Labs, DJ Dahi, JMSN, Frank Dukes, Dâm-FunK, Pomo, MusicMan Ty, MisterNeek & Vinylz. Guest appearances of Ariana Grande, Anderson Paak, Kendrick Lamar, CeeLo Green, Ty Dolla $ign & Njomza.
The Divine Feminine enters the Billboard 200 chart at #2!