“How long I been on this streak,” asks Drake on “KMT,” one of the 22 tracks off his new album More Life to simultaneously chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Depending on how much of a fan you are, the answer to that is up for debate. But as far as his history of commercial success goes, its been about eight years since the run began with So Far Gone. Since then, the Toronto rapper has been on his “worst behavior” when it comes to snagging accolades and breaking records.
Drake ties Eminem and Kanye West for second-most No. 1 albums with ‘More Life’
This week, Drake earned his seventh consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 tying Kanye West and Eminem for second-most top-charting albums. The rapper’s playlist-project More Life, which arrived March 18, earned a whopping 505,000 equivalent album units in its first week. Within its release week, Republic Records confirmed to The Verge that More Life‘s total first-week figure earned around 600 million individual streams across all services worldwide.
As his “playlist” continues to perch over the Billboard 200 chart, the album also positions Drake as record-holder for most Hot 100 songs among soloists. As noted last week, Drake’s latest album release allowed him to chart 24 songs on the latest Hot 100 report, upping his career total from a previous 133 to now 154 entires. He passes Lil Wayne for most among solo acts and rewrites his own record for most Hot 100 debuts in one week.
The Lil Wayne vs. Drake show is now the biggest Hot 100 storyline
This latest accolade adds to what’s been a series of accomplishments for Drake and his playlist-project. With more records expected to be broken this year, let’s take a look at all the records that More Life has broken (so far).
Sets single-week record for the most charted Hot 100 entries
Succeeding his own single-week record for the most charted Hot 100 entries, Drake’s 24 entires on the Hot 100 this week beats out the mark of 20 he logged last year when Views arrived. 21 of the Hot 100 debuts are the most in a single week from one album, since Views album spawned 16 songs on the chart.
Most Hot 100 entry as a soloist
As noted above, Drake has beaten Lil Wayne’s record of having the most hits among soloists, securing a whopping 154 entires. This amount is the most in the chart’s 58-year history. He now has the most Hot 100 hits of any solo artist in history.
Most streams in a single week
According to Nielsen Music, the album tallied 385 million streams in a single week. That’s 140 million more than his last album Views, which picked up 245 million.
Most streams on Spotify
On Spotify, More Life broke the global record for single-week artist streams. The 460 million streams behind it surpassed spins for Ed Sheeran’s Divide by nearly 10 million. In its first week, Spotify also declared Drake as the first act to reach 10 billion streams on its music platform.
Most streams in a single day on one streaming service
In its first 24 hours on Apple Music, More Life racked up nearly 90 million streams. That total surpasses the 61.3 million streams Drake generated on Spotify, which is also a record breaking stat on the platform.
Second largest streaming week ever for an album
In its second week on the chart, More Life earned the recognition for second largest streaming week ever for an album since its first week debut.
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