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Drake Scores First No. 1s on Dance/Electronic Albums & Songs Charts

'Honestly, Nevermind' & "Falling Back" reign, while Beyoncé blasts in with "Break My Soul."

Drake‘s foray into the world of underground house earns him his first No. 1s on Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums and Hot Dance/Electronic Songs charts, both dated July 2.

On Top Dance/Electronic Albums, Drake’s Honestly, Nevermind soars in with 204,000 equivalent album units in the June 17-23 tracking week, according to Luminate. The sum is the chart’s highest since Lady Gaga’s Chromatica began with 274,000 on the June 13, 2020-tally. Since the chart changed from reflecting strictly sales to multimetric consumption in February 2017, Drake boasts the best weekly total for a solo male and trails only the arrivals of Chromatica and The Chainsmokers’ Memories…Do Not Open (221,000, April 29, 2017).

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Drake’s first No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums also sparks his first topper on the multimetric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, where “Falling Back” begins at the summit. It’s only the second song to bow at No. 1 since the list originated in January 2013, after Gaga’s “Stupid Love” (March 14, 2020).

“Falling Back” drew 28.8 million official U.S. streams and sold 1,000 downloads in its first frame. With the former figure, the track also debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs, likewise Drake’s first leader. Further, it enters at No. 9 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales.

Drake claims a record eight of the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart’s top 10 positions. Below “Falling Back” at No. 1 are, also all from Honestly, Nevermind, “Texts Go Green” (No. 2), “Massive” (No. 3), “Calling My Name” (No. 5), “A Keeper” (No. 6), “Currents” (No. 7), “Flight’s Booked” (No. 8) and “Overdrive” (No. 10). (Gaga previously boasted the most simultaneous top 10 placements: five, June 13, 2020.) Overall, 10 tracks from Drake’s new set claim spots on the chart.

Also notably, Honestly, Nevermind is the first set to crown both the Top Dance/Electronic Albums and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, since the former began in 2001; the latter launched in 1965.

As previously reported, Honestly, Nevemind and the set’s “Jimmy Cooks,” featuring 21 Savage, vaults in at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100, respectively, marking Drake’s 11th leader on each list. The set is a sonic left-turn from the hip-hop giant, as it is “almost entirely composed of moody electronic atmospherics and body-moving dancefloor heat” and “leans on the house music scene” with collaborations from “seven house music producers with varying degrees of mainstream fame.”

‘Soul’ & Dance: Beyoncé also debuts on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, with “Break My Soul” at No. 4. It’s her first top 10 in her second appearance, after her featured turn on Lady Gaga’s “Telephone”; the track from Gaga’s 2009 release The Fame Monster hit No. 13 in February 2017 following her Super Bowl LI halftime show performance.

Even in an abbreviated tracking period, following its wide release at 12 a.m. ET June 21, “Break” begins with 14 million U.S. streams, 11.1 million radio airplay audience impressions and 22,000 downloads sold through June 23.

Concurrently, “Break” starts atop Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales, Beyoncé’s second leader after “Telephone” (10 weeks at No. 1, 2010). Meanwhile, Robin S. returns to that chart with “Show Me Love” (No. 20; 500 sold, up 235%), as “Break” interpolates the 1993 classic.

“Break” also arrives atop the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart, where it’s Beyoncé’s ninth No. 1 and first since “Black Parade” in July 2020.

“Break” concurrently opens on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (No. 8), where it’s Beyoncé’s first top 10, and Dance/Mix Show Airplay (No. 37).

The track, which previews Beyoncé’s album Renaissance, due July 29, concurrently bounds in at No. 4 on Hot R&B Songs, No. 9 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and at No. 15 on the Hot 100 (again, from essentially its first three days of tracking). It also becomes the first song since 1997 to premiere in the top 10 of R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.

Lizzo Leads: Looking at the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, Lizzo lifts to No. 1 with “About Damn Time.” It’s her third leader, after “Good as Hell” (two weeks on top in December 2019) and “Truth Hurts” (nine, beginning that September). With radio-ready remixes from Purple Disco Machine and Kue, among others, “Time” is drawing core-dance play on Channel Q, iHeartRadio’s Pride Radio and SiriusXM’s Diplo’s Revolution, along with a plethora of mix show attention. (The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on around 70 top 40-formatted reporters.)

Plus, James Hype and Miggy Dela Rosa each hit the Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10 for the first time with “Ferrari” (14-10).