Chart Juice: Drake's 'Marvin's Room' Debuts on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart
Drake's emotional, candid cut, "Marvin's Room," debuts at No. 78 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, this week. "Marvin's Room," which was released on his "October's Very Own" website on June 9, has racked 2.4 million listener impressions from June 20 through June 26, according to Nielsen BDS.
Drake has appeared on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart 32 times, with five No. 1s and seven Top 10's as the lead artist. "Marvin's Room" is Drizzy's fourth best debut as a lead artist. "Forever" featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem debuted No. 58 on the R&/Hip-Hop Songs chart, peaking at No. 2, in 2009. "Over" (2010) debuted No. 42 and peaked No. 2 on May 29. "Find Your Love" (2010) debuted No. 54 and peaked at No. 3 on July 3. Drake's only No. 1 as a lead artist is "Best I Ever Had" (2009) which spent atop for seven weeks.
Who is to say that "Marvin's Room" won't hit No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart? Afterall, "Best I Ever Had," which charted off his mixtape (then released as an EP), "So Far Gone," went No. 1. Drake's story -- longing for an ex that is with another -- has many relating and pressing repeat. "I was drawn by the boldness and honesty of Drake's lyrics," JoJo says of "Marvin's Room."
Question is, since "Marvin's Room" is charting will it make an appearance on Drake's sophomore album, "Take Care"?