Drake takes the highest debuts on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart dated April 23 with two new songs, arriving at No. 4 with “Pop Style,” featuring The Throne (the collective of Jay Z and Kanye West), and No. 7 with “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla.
Both tracks debut largely due to digital sales following a tandem Apple Music and iTunes Store release on April 5; “Pop Style” sold 128,000 downloads in just two days (through the tracking week ending April 7, according to Nielsen Music), while “One Dance” sold 104,000 downloads. The songs earn the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs chart (while “Style” tops the overall Digital Songs chart and “Dance” bows at No. 4).
On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, about 18 percent of the “Pop Style” points were derived from streams, while the “One Dance” sum was 16 percent streams. (“Pop Style” collected 3.6 million U.S. streams for the week, while “One Dance” scored 2.7 million.)
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The rap-heavy “Style” concurrently arrives at No. 3 on Hot Rap Songs, becoming his second best entrance as a lead act (he debuted at No. 1 with “Summer Sixteen” on the Feb. 20, 2016 chart). Over on Hot R&B Songs, the more R&B-leaning “One Dance” scores a No. 3 debut, also notching his second best lead arrival, following his 2013 hit “Hold On We’re Going Home,” featuring Majid Jordan (No. 2 debut).
Drake has publicly tagged each new song with the hashtag #VIEWS when sharing on social media, suggesting that they will form part of his forthcoming album Views From the 6, due out April 29.
Meanwhile, Drake’s “Jumpman,” with Future, earns Digital Gainer honors on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (up 193 percent, to 44,000 downloads according to Nielsen Music) following the arrival of an Apple Music advertisement featuring Taylor Swift rapping the song. The sales gain causes the track to hop 10-8 in its 29th week on the chart.
With Drake also continuing at No. 1 as the featured artist on Rihanna’s “Work” (for a 10th week), the debuts help him to tally four concurrent top 10s, matching his own record. He is tied with Eminem, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne and 50 Cent, all who have placed four tracks in the top 10. Drake most recently did so on the Feb. 27 chart when “Work,” “Hotline Bling,” “Jumpman,” and “Summer Sixteen” were together in the top 10 for a second consecutive week.
Finally, Drake also lands a third debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, with a No. 35 entry as a feature on PartyNextDoor’s “Come And See Me.” In total, Drake has now earned 124 charting titles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Only Jay Z (with 128) and Lil Wayne (with 146) have more.