Drake has obviously come to slay. With his new album titled ‘Scorpion’ that dropped about a week ago, with the A-side made up of hip-hop tracks, and the B-side R&B and pop, the Hitmaker is out to prove to the music industry and Hip-hop in general why he is the real G.O.A.T.
Drake dominates the Billboard Hot 100 in a peculiar way only him knows how to, placing five more Top 10s atop the Hot 100 chart. The new LP, unsurprisingly, launches at No 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums charts. Nice For What, jumps back to the No 1 position from No 6 bringing its total weeks at the peak of the charts to eight weeks, one of the highest for the year, and the highest for hip hop since Post Malone’s Rockstar. Plus Drake now outranks Taylor Swift as the artist with the most top 10 Hot 100 debuts ever. The album has also achieved streaming records, breaking Apple Music’s single-day streaming records whilst becoming the first album to record 1 billion streams in one week.
A new feather added to his cap is his placing of seven songs in the top ten (‘Nice for what’ and ‘God’s Plan’ being in the top ten before the new five joined in). He now owns the record for the highest number of songs in the top 10 for a single artist, beating the Beatles record of five from 1964. With the slew of new top 10s, Drake now boasts of 31 top 10 songs to his credit throughout his career. Overtaking Michael Jackson’s 30 top 10s, Drake now boasts the highest for any male soloist.
In the Hot 100 overall chart, Drake lodges 27 songs in total (that’s about 27% of the whole chart dedicated to one artist) breaking his own record for the most simultaneously charted titles. All 25 songs from the New LP make it into the Hot 100 for this week.