Drake‘s dominance has long been undeniable and the Canadian MC has re-affirmed that in earnest.
For, this week he has made history on the Billboard Hot 100.
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In a seismic feat, Drizzy has become the first artist ever to open at #1, #2, and #3 simultaneously.
He pulled off the achievement by way of his ‘Scary Hours 2’ pack, which houses chart-topper ‘What’s Next,’ ‘Wants and Needs (ft. Lil Baby),’ and ‘Lemon Pepper Freestyle’ with featuring Rick Ross. The latter pair of which opened at #2 and #3 respectively.
‘What’s Next’ becomes the rapper’s eight #1 on the Hot 100, while the trip of songs bumps his record of most top 10s up to 45.
Drake now joins an elite list of acts to ever chart simultaneously at #1, #2, and #3. Said artists are The Beatles and Ariana Grande.
So how do the numbers stack up?
‘What’s Next’ amassed 49.1 million US streams, 19,000 downloads, and 11.9 million radio airplay in its inaugural tracking week
‘Wants and Needs’ was a close contender for the top, following with 41.5 million streams and 17,000 downloads. Its comparatively low radio audience of 2.1 million clipped its wings. Relatively speaking, of course.
‘Lemon Pepper Freestyle’ begins with 32.1 million streams, 15,000 sold, and 869,000 in radio reach.
Suffice to say, Drake was already primed for huge success with his forthcoming album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ and this epic achievement only looks set to amplify buzz the more.