Each new Drake launch brings its share of Billboard chart historical past, and his new collaboration with DJ Khaled and Lil Child, “Staying Alive,” is not any completely different.
Earlier this yr, he turned the primary solo male in historical past to debut atop the Billboard 200 and Billboard Scorching 100 concurrently twice, because of his newest LP Actually, Nevermind and its single “Jimmy Cooks,” that includes 21 Savage.
Now, he secures the respect of the artist with probably the most high 5 hits in Scorching 100 historical past, with 30, as DJ Khaled’s “Staying Alive,” on which he and Lil Child are featured, debuts at No. 5 on the newest, Aug. 20-dated chart. Drake passes The Beatles, who’ve 29, for sole possession of the document over the listing’s 64-year historical past. The Beatles solely held the top-five mark for 55 years, having final reached the area in 1970 with “The Lengthy and Winding Street”/”For You Blue,” which spent two weeks at No. 1.
“Staying Alive” additionally helps Drake lengthen his data for probably the most high 10s, high 20s, high 40s and total Scorching 100 entries, courting to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception.
It’s value noting that, for a few decade now, the Scorching 100 has included streaming knowledge. That’s additionally after December 1998, when album cuts turned eligible to chart, so songs didn’t should be commercially obtainable as singles to look on the rating, as earlier than. Thus, a whole album’s tracklist can chart after its debut in 2022, whereas a significant album many years in the past may have charted solely as many songs on the Scorching 100 because it had launched commercially for particular person buy.
Chart methodology modifications over time, because of the evolution of how followers eat music, and in flip, so does the measurement of that exercise. For many years, the easiest way to measure the recognition of particular person songs was to trace particular person bodily, and later digital, single purchases, and their radio airplay. Finally, the chart expanded to incorporate airplay-only cuts (and the document business halted most main bodily single releases within the late ’90s). At present, with streaming factoring into the chart, together with airplay and gross sales, streaming’s power, particularly, makes it frequent for hit albums like Drake’s newest to infuse the Scorching 100 with a double-digit quantity of songs, a feat that Drake continues to make a reasonably common, and spectacular, prevalence.
As Drake makes extra historical past, right here’s a take a look at all of the Scorching 100 data that the celebrity has damaged in his profession, and people he hasn’t (but).
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