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Drake Announces New Album ‘Scorpion’ / Dethrones Himself On Hot 100 As ‘Nice For What’ Debuts At #1

Published: Monday 16th Apr 2018 by Sam

It’s officially Drake season.

The rap superstar has been dominating the musical landscape this year with back to back bangers in the form of jams such as ‘God’s Plan’ and ‘Nice For What.’

Now, on the day that the latter replaced the former at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Drizzy has announced his new album.

Details below…

In an Instagram post made moments ago, the Canadian titan shared the snap below with the telling caption: 📀 JUNE 2018

The news tallies with industry sources who’ve long touted a Q2 roll-out for the follow-up to 2016 LP ‘Views’ and 2017’s “playlist” ‘More Life.’

As above mentioned, the reveal comes at a success-filled window for the star – real name Aubrey Graham.

Because in an unprecedented occurrence, he has replaced himself at #1 on the US chart after reigning for 11 weeks with ‘Plan.’

By reaching the apex of the coveted count, Drizzy earns his fifth overall win on the tally.

How did he do it?

Well, ‘Nice’ earned a whopping 60.4 million US streams in the week ending April 12th; it also sifted 88,000 downloads in the same tracking week, and amassed an all-format radio audience of 31 million.

As for how this huge feat bodes in the history books, Drake now:

  • becomes the 13th artist ever to replace themselves at #1
  • has 30th #1 in the Hot 100’s history
  • tied with Elvis Presley for the fourth most top 10 entries by a solo male (25).
  • has three songs in the Hot 100’s top five simultaneously – ‘Nice’ (#1), ‘Plan’ (#2) and BlocBoy JB’s ‘Look Alive’ (#5).

The slayage is real.

And it’s safe to predict that Drake will be stinging the competition on the album front when ‘Scorpion’ arrives in June.

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  1. Cinnamon Girl April 16, 2018

    Scorpion power!

  2. whatever April 16, 2018

    Wow he is slaying…

  3. JOHNVIDAL April 16, 2018

    This year there´s a total lack of competition. It is looking bleaker than ever. Like really no good maisntream stuff out there whatsoever.

    There you have one reason. The rest of the reasons why he is so successful with singles I don´t get it because I don´t understand what´s so special about him. And I also feel like he´s not making any real impact. I suppose it is one of those occasions where it is an American thing?

  4. Jeans April 16, 2018

    Wow! Drake is the man!

  5. Caleb April 16, 2018

    That will mean he’s released 5 whole music projects since Nicki Minaj released her last in 2014. He truly doesn’t leave his fans deprived of music.

  6. Meme April 16, 2018

    Wonder boy Drizzy. So proud of this man.

  7. Dev April 16, 2018

    I don’t like much of Drake’s music but i’m glad that its not Taylor Swift

  8. DanYiel Iman April 17, 2018

    Those Caucasian & females love Aubrey’s sound they will keep him at #1 for a while it seems!!

  9. SdotB April 17, 2018

    I’m confused….30th #1 on the Hot 100?? So you’re saying he surpassed Mariah, Rih, Madonna, MJ, & the Beatles?? I thought he scored his first 2 #1’s with Rih??

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