Drake Makes Rap History, Tops Artist 100 Chart

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Drake is the Number 1 artist in the US, and he is the first rapper to sit at the top of the Billboard Artist 100 chart. The chart is measured by tallying the activity on the Billboard Hot 100, Top Album Sales, and the Social 50 chart. The Artist 100 also takes data from album and track sales, streaming and social media, and radio airplay. Drake‘s album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is the Number 1 album in the country, after selling over 500,000 copies in its first week. The rapper also has fourteen songs sitting on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and six of those songs are from his new album. 

Some of those six songs include “Energy” at Number 17, “Preach” featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR at Number 25, “Legend” at Number 26, and “10 Bands” at Number 27. Drake’s “Energy” has sold over 63,000 digital downloads, and it is also in the Number 17 position on the Hot Songs Chart. “Preach” is Number 4 on the Rap Digital Songs chart, after selling 30,000 downloads. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late has also set a record by gaining 17.3 million streams in just three days, which is a new Spotify record for an album. It was also streamed 6.8 million times in one day, which was also a Spotify record. 

The rapper’s song “6PM In New York” is currently Number 46 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The record addressed the feud between Drake’s Young Money labelmate, Tyga. The drama started when Tyga said he didn’t like Drake as a person. Drake never addressed the subject publicly, until he took shots at Tyga on his “6PM In New York” record. The rapper called out Tyga for allegedly dating Kim Kardashian’s 17 year old sister, Kylie Jenner. Tyga has vehemently denied dating Jenner, although he said they are friends. The rapper appeared on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club to speak on his situation with Drake. Tyga said he had an issue with Drake on a personal level, but he does admit Drake is a great rapper. In the end, Tyga said that if Drake really has a problem with him, he can come to his house. Tyga said they both live in the same neighborhood in California.