Britpop band previews first studio album in 12 years. Plus, Drake's new album spurs five debuts.
U.K. rock band Blur flashes onto Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks (dated March 7), earning a No. 15 bow for "Go Out." The group's newest offering previews their first studio album in 12 years, The Magic Whip, due April 28. Streaming helps "Out" enter the survey, as the song's music video has reached more than 836,000 worldwide views since its Feb. 19 premiere. As pioneers of the Britpop sound, Blur scored three top 10 hits on Alternative Songs during their heyday in the mid-1990s. In their homeland, the band racked up 13 top 10 hits on the Official U.K. Singles chart between 1991 and 2003.
Six Tracks for '6 God': Drake seizes six spots on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks as songs from his album If You're Reading This Its Too Late storm onto the survey, led by the re-entry of "6 God" at No. 31. Below, the Canadian rapper collects five debuts: "6 Man" (No. 34), "Legend" (No. 37), "Star67" (No. 40), "Jungle" (No. 47) and "Energy" (No. 48). The five arrivals lift Drake to 22 chart appearances, surpassing Nicki Minaj's 19 for the highest total among all acts in the still-young history of the chart (it launched in June 2014). In addition to Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks, If You're Reading This… dominates other Billboard surveys, posting its entire track list on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and helping the Canadian MC secure a second week atop the Billboard Artist 100.