Drake Sets Streaming Songs Chart Record With 'More Life' Tracks
Drake places 21 tracks on the chart (all from 'More Life'), beating his own record for the most concurrently charting tracks.
As Drake's More Life blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, he also sets a new record on the 50-position Streaming Songs chart dated April 8: the hip-hop star places 21 tracks on the tally, besting his own record for the most concurrently charting songs. He surpasses the 20 simultaneous tracks he posted on the list dated May 21, 2016, the same week his last album, Views, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
All 21 of Drake's titles on the new Streaming Songs chart are from More Life: 20 tracks debut, while one, "Fake Love," is in its 22nd week on the tally (after reaching No. 6 in November). (Of More Life's 22 tracks, only "Can't Have Everything" missed the cut.) When he logged 20 tunes on the May 21, 2016-dated tally, 19 were from the 20-track Views album (only "Summers Over Interlude" missed the chart). His one non-Views cut on that week's tally was his featured turn on Rihanna's "Work."
The weekly Streaming Songs chart launched in January 2013 and ranks the U.S.' top streamed songs (including programmed radio plays, on-demand streams and video plays) on leading online music services, as tabulated by Nielsen Music. The latest chart reflects the tracking week ending March 23.
Drake's Record 21 Tracks on the Streaming Songs Chart:
No. 4 (Debut), "Passionfruit"
No. 5 (Debut), "Portland," featuring Quavo & Travis Scott
No. 7 (Debut), "Free Smoke"
No. 9 (Debut), "Gyalchester"
No. 10 (Debut), "Sacrifices," featuring 2 Chainz & Young Thug
No. 11 (Debut), "Blem"
No. 12 (Debut), "Teenage Fever"
No. 14 (Debut), "No Long Talk," featuring Giggs
No. 16 (up from No. 29), "Fake Love"
No. 18 (Debut), "Get It Together," featuring Jorja Smith & Black Coffee
No. 19 (Debut), "Jorja Interlude"
No. 21 (Debut), "KMT," featuring Giggs
No. 23 (Debut), "22," featuring Sampha
No. 24 (Debut), "Madiba Riddim"
No. 29 (Debut), "Glow," featuring Kanye West
No. 31 (Debut), "Nothings Into Somethings"
No. 35 (Debut), "Lose You"
No. 36 (Debut), "Ice Melts," featuring Young Thug
No. 37 (Debut), "Do Not Disturb"
No. 41 (Debut), "Skepta Interlude"
No. 42 (Debut), "Since Way Back," featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR
In total, the 21 titles Drake places on the April 8 Streaming Songs chart garnered 376.2 million streams in the tracking week. That whopping sum represents 41.4 percent of the streams on the 50-position list. Drake's most-streamed tune of the week, "Passionfruit," logged 29.1 million U.S. streams, while his lowest ranked selection on the chart, "Since Way Back," collected 11.7 million. (Outside the chart, Drake's lone More Life track to miss the tally, "Can't Have Everything," snagged 10.3 million domestic streams.)
As previously reported, the entirety of More Life charts on the Billboard Hot 100 (which blends streaming, airplay and sales data), led by "Passionfruit" at No. 8 and "Portland" at No. 9. In more Drake chart superlatives, he posts 21 debuts and 24 total songs, including all 22 tracks from More Life, on the Hot 100, all one-week records. He also passes Lil Wayne for the most total entries (154) among soloists in the Hot 100's 58-year history.