After a one-week vacation from the top thanks to a temporary ousting by Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign‘s ‘Psycho,’ rapper Drake‘s back at #1 with his unrelenting hit, ‘Nice For What.’ As usual, a handsome mix of radio airplay, digital downloads, and streams (powered mostly by the latter) led to the Grammy winner’s recapturing of the top spot.
‘”Nice,” released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, revisits the Hot 100’s top spot, as it rises 4-3 on Streaming Songs (31.6 million U.S. streams, down 8 percent, in the week ending June 14, according to Nielsen Music)…6-4 on Radio Songs (87.5 million in audience in the week ending June 17)…10-7 on Digital Song Sales (20,000 downloads sold, down 3 percent, in the week ending June 14)…’
The move, as we forecasted here, gave him just the push he needed to surpass Michael Jackson‘s Hot 100 record. That’s right, with just five #1s to his credit, Drizzy’s now entered history books with the second most weeks at #1 among males.
Drake earns his 38th cumulative week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, totaled by his five No. 1s; he previously led as featured on Rihanna’s “What’s My Name? (one week, 2010) and “Work” (nine weeks, 2016) and with his own “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla (10 weeks, 2016), and “God’s Plan” (11 weeks, 2018).
Drake passes Michael Jackson for the second-most weeks spent at No. 1 among solo males, after Usher. Among all artists, Drake now owns a solo share of seventh place:
Most Weeks at No. 1 in Hot 100’s History
79, Mariah Carey
59, The Beatles
50, Boyz II Men
37, Michael Jackson
34, Elton John
33, Janet Jackson
33, Katy Perry
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