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Unsurprisingly, Beyoncé's new album Lemonade arrives at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week. The set earned 653,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, with 485,000 in album sales. Lemonade arrived last Saturday, April 23, first as a Tidal-only streaming exclusive, then for sale via Tidal and finally released to all digital retailers. A physical release of the record is set for this Friday, May 6. All six of Beyoncé's solo records have debuted at #1, notes Billboard.
       As the music world continues to mourn the legendary Prince, five different releases of his are in the top ten this week. The Very Best of Prince is at #2, followed by Purple Rain at #3, The Hits/The B-Sides at #4 and Ultimate, another hits collection, at #6. Additionally, 1999 breaks into the top ten at #7.
       Rapper A$AP Ferg debuts at #8 with Always Strive and Prosper. The rest of the top ten is made up of Rihanna at #5, Chris Stapleton at #9 and Justin Bieber at #10. Next week's chart will see the arrival of Drake's new album Views.

Drake has unveiled the official tracklist for his forthcoming album, and he has apparently shortened the title from Views From the 6 to simply just Views. The album is set to be released on Friday, April 29, via Apple Music. Drake tweeted the full 20-song tracklist, which can be seen below.
       Meanwhile, he also added additional shows to the Summer Sixteen Tour with Future. Originally scheduled for 32 dates, the trek has been expanded with seven more stops, including third shows in New York and Los Angeles, and second shows in Washington, Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Vancouver. The tour kicks off on July 20 in Austin and is currently scheduled through September 18 in Vancouver.

Cash Cash will release their full-length debut, Blood, Sweat, & 3 Years, via Big Beat Records on June 24. The album will include collaborative tracks with Nelly, Trinidad James, Christina Perri, and more.

B.o.B released a new track today, titled "Roll Up," to launch his stfu. tour. After kicking off the tour in Omaha tonight with dates announced all the way through May and June, winding up in Miami on June 25.

Scottish director Kevin Macdonald is set to make a documentary about the late Whitney Houston. The "unvarnished and authentic" story, set to "examine both the highs and lows of her dramatic career," is reportedly the only documentary to have been officially authorized by Houston's estate since her death, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Macdonald will interview friends, family and collaborators about Houston's career. "The story that is never told about Whitney is just how brilliant she was as an artist; by many measures she had the greatest voice of the last 50 years," Macdonald stated, according to THR. "She changed the way pop music was sung - bringing it back full circle to its blues and gospel roots. She was also completely unique in being a black pop star who sold in countries where black artists don't traditionally sell.”

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