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Drake Makes Historic Debut at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 With ‘Toosie Slide’

Drake becomes the first male act with three No. 1 Hot 100 arrivals, as he scores his seventh total topper with "Toosie Slide."

Drake becomes the first male artist, and second act overall, to have debuted three songs at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as his new single, “Toosie Slide,” rolls in at the top spot.

Drake matches Mariah Carey, who achieved three No. 1 debuts on the Hot 100 in 1995-97.

Drake scores his seventh total Hot 100 No. 1, as the song dethrones The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights,” which spent two weeks on top. Although it departs the summit, “Lights” takes over atop the Radio Songs chart.

Let’s run down the top 10 of the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated April 18) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (April 14).

“Toosie Slide,” released on OVO Sound/Republic Records, arrives as the 1,098th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s history, which dates to Aug. 4, 1958.

The track launches at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart (where it’s Drake’s record-padding eighth leader, double the sum of his closest competitor, Justin Bieber, with four). Following its April 3 release at midnight ET, it bows with 55.5 million U.S. streams in the week ending April 9, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The single also starts at No. 3 on Digital Song Sales, with 25,000 sold in the week ending April 9, and bounds from No. 43 to No. 22 on Radio Songs with 34.6 million audience impressions in its first full airplay tracking week, ending April 12.


Here’s a deeper look as “Toosie Slide” soars in atop the Hot 100.

Historic third debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100: Drake adds his third No. 1 entrance on the Hot 100, becoming the first male artist to earn the honor. “Toosie Slide” follows “God’s Plan,” which opened atop the chart dated Feb. 3, 2018, and the song that supplanted it at No. 1, “Nice for What,” on April 21, 2018.

Among all artists, Drake equals Mariah Carey, who first sent three songs onto the Hot 100 at No. 1: “Fantasy” (Sept. 30, 1995); “One Sweet Day,” with Boyz II Men (Dec. 2, 1995); and “Honey” (Sept. 13, 1997).

Britney Spears, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande have each debuted two songs atop the Hot 100.

Drake’s seventh total Hot 100 No. 1: The 6 God one-ups his moniker with his seventh total Hot 100 No. 1. Here’s a recap:

“What’s My Name?,” Rihanna feat. Drake (one week at No. 1, beginning Nov. 20, 2010)
“Work,” Rihanna feat. Drake (nine weeks, beginning March 5, 2016)
“One Dance,” Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla (10 weeks, beginning May 21, 2016)
“God’s Plan,” Drake (11 weeks, beginning Feb. 3, 2018)
“Nice for What,” Drake (eight weeks, beginning April 21, 2018)
“In My Feelings,” Drake (10 weeks, beginning July 21, 2018)
“Toosie Slide,” Drake (one week to-date, April 18, 2020)

Dating to his first week at No. 1, on Nov. 20, 2010, Drake ties Rihanna for the most leaders in that span. Katy Perry follows with six in that stretch.


Drake’s 50th week at No. 1: Drake tallies his 50th cumulative week atop the Hot 100. He’s the fifth artist, and first solo male, to reach the milestone.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100
82, Mariah Carey
60, Rihanna
59, The Beatles
50, Boyz II Men
50, Drake

Drake pads his lead for the most weeks at No. 1 among male soloists over Usher, who ranks second in the category (and sixth overall) with 47 frames on top.

Ruler among rappers: Now with seven Hot 100 No. 1s, Drake extends his record for the most among rappers. He pushes further ahead of runners-up Diddy, Eminem and Ludacris, each with five.

Drake’s 37th top 10: “Toosie Slide” is additionally Drake’s 37th Hot 100 top 10, lifting him to within one of Madonna’s record 38. The Beatles rank third with 34 top 10s, followed by Rihanna (31) and Michael Jackson (30).

In addition to their two No. 1s together, as noted above, Drake and Rihanna also share the No. 7-peaking “Take Care,” in 2012 (with Drake in the lead role), while Drake helped the late Jackson land the latter’s 30th top 10, the No. 9 hit “Don’t Matter to Me” (by Drake featuring Jackson), in 2018.


Record-extending 101st top 40 hit & 209th chart entry: “Toosie Slide” begins as Drake’s 101st top 40 Hot 100 hit. He charges further past Lil Wayne, who ranks second with 82, and Elvis Presley, third with 81 (with the King having first hit Billboard charts prior to the Hot 100’s inception).

The song is also Drake’s record-extending 209th Hot 100 entry. On the March 21-dated chart, he passed the Glee Cast for the most appearances when “Oprah’s Bank Account,” with Lil Yachty and DaBaby, debuted.

Drake, Aretha & Stevie: “Toosie Slide” concurrently enters atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which employ the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100.

In another historic feat, Drake collects his 20th Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs No. 1, tying the totals of two icons for the chart’s record: Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder (who had shared the honor between them for over 32 years).

On Hot Rap Songs, Drake earns his record-extending 21st No. 1, surging further past runner-up Lil Wayne, with 11.

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” drops to No. 2 on the Hot 100 after two weeks at No. 1.

Still, the track reaches No. 1 on Radio Songs, rising from No. 2 with a 7% increase to 104.7 million in audience. The Weeknd notches his fourth Radio Songs leader, following three in a row in 2015: “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” (four weeks that May); “Can’t Feel My Face” (seven, August-October); and “The Hills” (five, October-November).

“Lights” also becomes The Weeknd’s third No. 1 on the mainstream top 40-based Pop Songs airplay chart, following “Earned It” (one week) and “Can’t Feel My Face” (four weeks) in 2015.


“Lights” dips 2-3 on Streaming Songs (26.9 million, down 7%) and from the Digital Song Sales summit to No. 4 (21,000, down 3%).

On the multi-metric Hot R&B Songs chart, “Lights” leads for a seventh week. As previously reported, parent album After Hours spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” drops 2-3 on the Hot 100, which it ruled for 11 weeks; Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” descends 3-4, after reaching No. 2, and becomes her first  No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart; and Future’s “Life Is Good,” featuring Drake, holds at No. 5 on the Hot 100, after peaking at No. 2 for eight weeks.

Post Malone’s “Circles” slips 4-6 on the Hot 100, after notching three weeks at No. 1, and moves to within a week of the record for the most weeks spent in the top 10, a mark that the rapper-singer already shares:

Most Weeks in Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10
33, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse),” Post Malone & Swae Lee, 2018-19
33, “Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, 2018-19
33, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, 2017
32, “Circles,” Post Malone, 2019-20
32, “Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott, 2018-19
32, “Closer,” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, 2016-17
32, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes, 1997-98
31, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, 2014-15
30, “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish, 2019
30, “Smooth,” Santana feat. Rob Thomas, 1999-2000

Harry Styles’ “Adore You” backtracks a notch from its Hot 100 high (6-7), as do Doja Cat’s “Say So” (7-8) and Justin Bieber’s “Intentions,” featuring Quavo (8-9).

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Billie Eilish’s No. 8-peaking “Everything I Wanted” falls 9-10.


Just beyond the Hot 100’s bracket, three songs hit new highs in the top 15: Maren Morris’ “The Bones” (14-12), as it leads Hot Country Songs for a sixth week; Camila Cabello’s “My Oh My,” featuring DaBaby (15-13); and Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” (18-14).

Find out more Hot 100 news on Billboard.com this week, and, for all chart news, you can listen (and subscribe) to Billboard‘s Pop Shop Podcast and This Week in Billboard News podcast and follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram. And again, be sure to visit Billboard.com tomorrow (April 14), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.