Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Drake Has Another Release Ready To Accompany New Record Deal

Drake Has Another Release Ready To Accompany New Record Deal

Drake's Scorpion now holds the number one spot on the NZ Official Top 40 Albums chart, while XXXTentacion's Question Mark sits in third, separated only by Florence + The Machine's new album High As Hope, which is in the number two position.

The most recent Billboard Hot 100 finds Drake once again breaking new ground. It racked up 745.92 million US online plays in its first week, the highest streaming debut for any artist ever.

All of this comes on the heels of Drake also notching a streaming record.

"Yesterday" a longstanding record from The Beatles felt the sting of a "Scorpion". That brings Drake to a career total of 31 top 10 songs, passing Michael Jackson's previous record for male solo artists. Drake is one of the biggest acts in pop history and Scorpion was another notch in his belt of chart supremacy.

All 25 tracks from "Scorpion", which was released online June 29, managed to climb onto the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

On the albums charts, "Scorpion" sold 732,171 equivalent albums in the United States - a tabulation that accounts for both digital sales and streaming plays.

Drake's fresh off the release of his latest album, Scorpion.

The Toronto-based artist "boasts seven songs in the top 10 simultaneously". Scorpion isn't the only album doing baffling numbers lately: Earlier this year Migos released their latest album Culture II and broke their own record for simultaneous hits on the hip-hop/R&B chart, with 15 tracks charting.

Drake's rankings are as follows: "Nice for What" at No. 1; "Nonstop" at No. 2; "God's Plan" at No. 4; "In My Feelings" at No. 6; "I'm Upset" at No. 7; "Emotionless" at No. 8; and "Don't Matter to Me", featuring Michael Jackson, at No. 9. Here's a list of the major Hot 100 chart records Drake has set since he first hit the chart back in 2009.

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