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Drake's New Track 'Nice for What' Headed for Hot 100's Top 10 With Sizzling Start in Streams & Sales

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The song scored over 20 million U.S. streams and sold over 40,000 downloads in its first three days.

Drake's new song "Nice for What" has blasted to a strong start in streaming and sales.

According to industry sources, the track -- released Friday, April 6 -- on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, drew over 20 million U.S. streams and sold over 40,000 downloads in its first three days (through April 8).

Based on that fast out-of-the-gate response, the song should make a top 10, perhaps top five, debut on next week's Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated April 21), which blends streaming, airplay and sales data, according to Nielsen Music.

Helping the song's initial action, its official video, featuring stars including Tiffany Haddish, Rashida Jones and Olivia Wilde, also arrived April 6. As previously noted, the track samples Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor," which hit No. 7 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 21 on the Hot 100 in 1999.

As previously reported, Drake's own "God's Plan" this week logs an 11th week at No. 1 (on the chart dated April 14), passing his 2016 10-week leader "One Dance" (featuring WizKid and Kyla) for his longest reign. "Plan" rules with 52.1 million U.S. streams, 48,000 sold and 109 million in all-format airplay audience.