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Drake Takes Top 14 Spots in Record Week on Streaming Songs Chart

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"Way 2 Sexy," featuring Future and Young Thug, launches at No. 1.

Drake's historic week on Billboard's charts (dated Sept. 18) is especially highlighted on the Streaming Songs survey, where he boasts the top 14 titles.

Previously, the most songs that an artist had placed from No. 1 on down on Streaming Songs in a week was eight, by Drake himself, on July 14, 2018, concurrent with the chart arrival of his LP Scorpion.

Looking at the entire Streaming Songs top 10, Drake's clean sweep is the first after he charted nine on the July 14, 2018, ranking (Nos. 1-8 and No. 10) and J. Cole did the same on the chart dated May 29 this year (Nos. 2-10).

Drake stakes claim to the top 14 spots on the latest Streaming Songs chart all thanks to his new album Certified Lover Boy, which soars in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 613,000 equivalent album units, according to MRC Data, the biggest week for an album in 2021.

Meanwhile, all 21 tracks on the new album infuse the 50-position Streaming Songs chart in the upper half, as Drake sports all but three of the top 24 titles. Here's a rundown of their ranks and their streams in the Sept. 3-9 tracking week.

Rank, Title, Billing (if other than Drake), Streams Sept. 3-9:
No. 1, "Way 2 Sexy," feat. Future & Young Thug, 67.3 million
No. 2, "Girls Wants Girls," feat. Lil Baby, 57.4 million
No. 3, "Fair Trade," feat. Travis Scott, 53.8 million
No. 4, "Champagne Poetry," 48.3 million
No. 5, "Knife Talk," feat. 21 Savage & Project Pat, 45.9 million
No. 6, "In the Bible," feat. Lil Durk & Giveon, 41.4 million
No. 7, "Papi's Home," 39.9 million
No. 8, "TSU," 39.8 million
No. 9, "Love All," feat. JAY-Z, 39.1 million
No. 10, "No Friends in the Industry," 38.1 million
No. 11, "N 2 Deep," feat. Future, 36.4 million
No. 12, "Pipe Down," 30.5 million
No. 13, "7am on Bridle Path," 29.6 million
No. 14, "Race My Mind," 28.5 million
No. 16, "Yebba's Heartbreak," with Yebba, 24.5 million
No. 17, "IMY2," feat. Kid Cudi, 24.5 million
No. 18, "You Only Live Twice," feat. Lil Wayne & Rick Ross, 24.1 million
No. 19, "Fountains," feat. Tems, 21.7 million
No. 20, "Get Along Better," feat. Ty Dolla $ign, 21.3 million
No. 23, "Fucking Fans," 18.6 million
No. 24, "The Remorse," 17.7 million

As previously reported, all 21 songs on Certified Lover Boy debut in the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including a record nine in the top 10. "Way 2 Sexy," featuring Future and Young Thug, leads at No. 1, with its 67.3 million first-week streams the second-best weekly sum this year, after the opening frame of Olivia Rodrigo's "Drivers License" (76.1 million, Jan. 23).

On Streaming Songs, "Way 2 Sexy" bows as Drake's record-extending 11th No. 1, Young Thug's second and Future's first leader.