The Weeknd is continuing to dominate the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart for yet another week with his latest album Starboy. The set is largely fueled by streaming data much like Drake's Views From the 6 was in 2016, keeping it a No. 1 set. Starboy is the No. 1 album for a fifth nonconsecutive week.
Starboy moved an additional 56,000 units which is now factored into the RIAA's certifications along with physical shipments and digital sales. Of that sum, 36,000 came from streaming units alone reflected on the Jan. 31 chart refresh following the Jan. 26 finish to the tracking week. That means that songs from the album were streamed a total of 54 million times on official platforms such as Spotify and even YouTube views. The album does, however, slip down the Top Album Sales chart from No. 7 to No. 10 in the most recent tracking week.
The album is still fueled by the lead single of the same name featuring Daft Punk which hit No. 1 after being locked at No. 2 for eight consecutive weeks. After 19 weeks total so far on the Billboard Hot 100, it dips from No. 5 to No. 8 while it spends an 18th week at the top of the Hot R&B Songs chart. The follow-up single "I Feel It Coming" however is rising, also flaming the album's hold on the No. 1 spot. The track moves up one position to No. 18 after only 10 weeks on the tally.
The 2017 Grammy Awards are soon approaching on Feb. 12 on CBS and The Weeknd will perform on the big stage seen across the globe. His album was not eligible for any nominations this period because the cut-off date is Sept. 30. The title track was released within the eligibility period but had some stiff competition. He did receive a nod (the submission from the label for consideration by the Recording Academy members) but missed out on the final nominations.