13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Drake, Drake and More Drake
Drake dominates everything this week. Thanks to his latest album Scorpion, the rapper lands a record 27 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, while his song “Nice For What” returns to No. 1 for an eighth week.
As for the album itself? The set arrives atop the Billboard 200, shattering the one-week streaming record and earning Drake his eighth No. 1, while also helping him return to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 for a 27th total week.
Here are 13 other things to know about the charts this week:
1. As Drake commands three of Billboard’s biggest charts, he breaks nearly a dozen records in the process, including The Beatles’ 50-year-old record for most songs in the top 10. Click here to see all the records he broke.
2. In the Hot 100’s 59-year history, Scorpion is just the fourth album to spawn seven top 10 songs. He joins Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 and Bruce Springsteen’s Born The U.S.A. Click here for the story.
3. On the Billboard 200, Ella Mai hits the top 40 for the first time with her EP Ready at No. 39. Plus, Marvin Gaye notches his 28thcharting title, as 2005 greatest hits collection Gold debuts at No. 147. Check out this week’s Billboard 200 Chart Moves here.
4. Republic Records makes history on the Billboard 200, as the label rules the top three spots, with Scorpion, Florence + The Machine’s High as Hope and Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys. Republic becomes the first label to rule the top three positions in over 15 years. Click here for the story.
5. Looking ahead to next week’s Billboard 200, Scorpion should earn its second week at No. 1, while Future and Meek Mill may debut in the top 10 with new sets. Click here for the Billboard 200 forecast.
6. Drake also makes history on the Rap Albums chart, as he ties The Game for most No. 1s in the chart’s history, with eight. Click here for the article.
7. Michael Jackson notches his fourth posthumous entry on the Hot 100, as he was featured on Drake’s “Don’t Matter to Me,” which debuts at No. 9. Click here for the details.
8. Static Major, who died in 2008, tallies his second posthumous hit on the Hot 100, as he was featured on Drake’s “After Dark,” with Ty Dolla $ign. Click here to read about the late rapper.
9. Bazzi’s breakthrough single “Mine” hits No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart, rising 2-1 and earning him his first chart-topper. Click here for the article.
10. Cardi B continues to dominate the Rhythmic Songs chart, as her song “I Like It,” with J Balvin and Bad Bunny, replaces “Be Careful” atop the chart. Click here for the story.
11. Fifty-one years after his death in 1967, John Coltrane earns his highest-charting album on the Billboard 200 and fourth No. 1 on Jazz Albums with Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album. Click here for the article.
12. Queen Naija is the top emerging act in the U.S., as the singer spends her first week at No. 1 on the Emerging Artists chart. Click here for the story.
13. Taylor Swift rules the Hot Tours tally, thanks to a pair of tour dates from her Reputation Tour in Columbus and Louisville. Together, the concerts earned $11.5 million. Click here for details on the tour.