Drake Lands All 21 ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Tracks in Hot 100’s Top 40

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Drake logs an explosive week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Sept. 18), as all 21 songs from his new album Certified Lover Boy debut in the top 40.

Certified Lover Boy launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 613,000 equivalent album units, according to MRC Data, marking the biggest weekly sum for an album in over a year. He becomes the eighth artist with 10 or more No. 1s in the chart’s history.

Here’s a recap of Drake’s haul of Hot 100 entries this week, all of which are debuts:

Rank, Title
No. 1, “Way 2 Sexy,” feat. Future & Young Thug
No. 2, “Girls Wants Girls,” feat. Lil Baby
No. 3, “Fair Trade,” feat. Travis Scott
No. 4, “Champagne Poetry”
No. 5, “Knife Talk,” feat. 21 Savage & Project Pat
No. 7, “In the Bible,” feat. Lil Durk & Giveon
No. 8, “Papi’s Home”
No. 9, “TSU”
No. 10, “Love All,” feat. Jay-Z
No. 11, “No Friends in the Industry”
No. 12, “N 2 Deep,” feat. Future
No. 14, “Pipe Down”
No. 16, “7am on Bridle Path”
No. 18, “Race My Mind”
No. 22, “IMY2,” feat. Kid Cudi
No. 24, “Yebba’s Heartbreak,” feat. Yebba
No. 25, “You Only Live Twice,” feat. Lil Wayne & Rick Ross
No. 26, “Fountains,” feat. Tems
No. 27, “Get Along Better,” feat. Ty Dolla $ign
No. 32, “Fucking Fans”
No. 35, “The Remorse”

In the 63-year history of the Hot 100, this is just the second instance of an artist infusing 21 songs in the top 40 simultaneously, with both frames belonging to Drake. He first charted 21 titles on the Hot 100 dated July 14, 2018, concurrent with the chart arrival of his LP Scorpion (with 20 of the 21 entries that week from that set). The latest debuts extend Drake’s record for the most total top 40 Hot 100 hits to 143.

This is also the fifth week in Drake’s career in which he has banked at least 21 songs on the Hot 100 in a single week. He totaled a weekly-record 27 entries on the July 14, 2018, chart; 24 on July 21, 2018, and April 8, 2017; and 21 on April 15, 2017.

The 21 debuts up Drake’s career total to a record-extending 258 Hot 100 appearances, dating to his first, the No. 2-peaking “Best I Ever Had,” in 2009. The Glee Cast ranks second with 207 (all in 2009-13), followed by Lil Wayne (176), Taylor Swift (137) and Kanye West (133). Of Drake’s 258 songs, 33 have appeared on the Hot 100 in 2021 alone, the second-most among all artists this year, after Lil Durk’s 37.

Drake’s nine top 10 debuts also extend his record for the most total top 10s to 54. Madonna is next with 38, followed by The Beatles (34), Rihanna (31) and Michael Jackson (30).

Meanwhile, as “Way 2 Sexy” debuts at No. 1 on the Hot 100, it marks the 52nd week in Drake has reigned, encompassing the cumulative weeks of all nine of his No. 1 hits. He’s the fourth act to reach the one-year mark (dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception), after Mariah Carey (84 combined weeks at No. 1), Rihanna (60) and The Beatles (59).

Plus, “Way 2 Sexy” earns Drake his fifth song to debut at the Hot 100’s summit, tying him with Ariana Grande for the record.

All charts dated Sept. 18 will updated tomorrow (Sept. 14) on Billboard.com.

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