Drake's 'Views' Tracks Conquer Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

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Dan Martensen

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Drake has a great “view” from the top of the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart, where his “Hotline Bling” leads several of his Views album tracks onto the chart after the set's early morning release Friday (April 29).

The Trending 140 chart measures the acceleration of conversation around artists and their music.

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“Bling,” first released in 2015 as a stand-alone single, raced to the No. 1 position on the Trending 140 chart for two consecutive hours through noon ET. The cut previously led the list on multiple occasions and its popularity sparked a No. 2 peak on the Billboard Hot 100.

Several more Views cuts sported strong showings on the Trending 140 in the wake of the album’s debut, with 11 of the album’s 20 tracks reaching the chart’s top five: “Keep the Family Close” (No. 4), “9” (No. 5), “U With Me?” (No. 3), “Hype” (No. 2), “Weston Road” (No. 3), “Faithful” (No. 5), “Grammys” (No. 2), “Too Good” (No. 2) and the title track (No. 1).

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In addition, “Controlla,” “Pop Style” and “One Dance” each soared to No. 1 on the Trending 140 earlier this month. “Controlla” charted after reported leaks of the track surfaced online, while Drake properly issued “Pop Style” and “One Dance” on April 5.

Drake released the anticipated Views exclusively through Apple Music and the iTunes Store. The Toronto native premiered the set on April 28 with a special edition of his Beats 1 OVO Radio Show and an extended interview with Zane Lowe.

Views marks Drake’s fourth full-length studio album, and his first since 2013’s Nothing Was the Same. In the interim, the rapper kept busy with two mixtape releases in 2015: If You’re Reading This Its Too Late and What a Time to Be Alive, a joint collaboration with Future. Both sets debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

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