Published: Wed, July 11, 2018

Drake scores his eighth No. 1 album on Billboard's chart with 'Scorpion'

Drake scores his eighth No. 1 album on Billboard's chart with 'Scorpion'

"Scorpion" debuted on the chart the same week Billboard changed how it counts streaming plays.

As many fans know, Drizzy suggested he would leave Cash Money Records in the album's A-side track "Is There More": "Soon as this album drop I'm out of the deal/In the house playin" D'Angelo, "How Does It Feel?'"

That toppled The Beatles record of five singles set in 1964. Billboard notes the band remains "the only act to monopolize the Hot 100's entire top five in a week". (Incidentally, Scorpion album track "Don't Matter to Me", which Jackson is posthumously featured on, lead to Jackson's 30th top 10 single.) Drake also had the highest global streams ever in a single week, the largest overall sales week for an album this year, and the largest week for a hip-hop/R&B album in the two years since...

Canadian rapper Drake shattered records with his new album "Scorpion", which became the first to score one billion streams in its first week and also debuted at No 1 on the Billboard 200 album charts.

In 2014, Billboard altered its system for calculating album sales to include streaming numbers, introducing terms like "equivalent album units" and "streaming equivalent albums" into the lexicon of those who follow the pop charts closely.


The Toronto-based artist "boasts seven songs in the top 10 simultaneously".

Though Drake's massive Scorpion album is only 11 days old, it appears the 6 God already has another project on deck.

Despite this chart success, the number one single this week on both the New Zealand Top40 and the Billboard Hot 100 is now held by Cardi B, with her feature on Maroon 5's Girls Like You and her single I Like It.

Drake's former No. 1 hit, "Nice for What", returned to the top position, while "Nonstop" debuts at No. 2.

Looking at the entirety of the list, Drake brings 27 songs onto the July 14-Hot 100.

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