Drake Dominates Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 With Seven Songs
Drake's new album Scorpion is dominating streaming services, as further evidenced in the latest Hot 100 data released by Billboard today (July 9). In its opening week, seven of the project's songs landed in the Top 10, including the return of "Nice For What" to the No. 1 spot.
This gives Drizzy the record for most simultaneous Top 10 songs, previously held by The Beatles, who charted five Top 10 songs in April 1964, a few weeks after the band performed in the United States for the first time.
In addition to "Nice For What" landing back on top, "Nonstop" came in at No. 2, previous chart-topper "God's Plan" surged to No. 4, viral dance-boosted "In My Feelings" debuted at No. 6, "I'm Upset" hit a new peak at No. 7, "Emotionless" charted at No. 8, and the Michael Jackson-featuring "Don't Matter To Me" hit No. 9. In total, The Boy logged a record 27 songs on this week's chart, including all 25 songs on Scorpion.
The news follows a historic run for Drake's latest full-length. The LP reportedly broke a single-day streaming record on its day of release, and a single-week streaming record after just three days on the market, on its way to becoming the first album to log one billion global streams in a single week. Unsurprisingly, the album debuted at No. 1 and already went platinum.
These numbers were admittedly boosted by an unprecedented promotional campaign on Spotify that briefly featured images of Drizzy in every editorial playlist on the platform. But the viral success of the #InMyFeelingsChallenge, recently joined by G Herbo, 6ix9ine and more, testifies to the 6 God's persisting market dominance.
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