Drake Makes Chart History with ‘Certified Lover Boy’
Now that Certified Lover Boy has had a full week of scoring, Drake has broken and tied a number of records on the Billboard Hot 100, including:
-Most top 10 hits from a single album (nine) — breaks the previous record (seven) held by Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Janet Jackson and Drizzy himself
-Most simultaneous top 10 hits (nine)
-Most simultaneous debuts in the top 10 (nine)
-Second act in history to occupy all (after The Beatles in 1964)
-Extends record for most No. 1s among rappers (nine)
-Extends record for most top 10 hits among all artists (54)
-Ties record for most debuts at No. 1 (five, record shared with Ariana Grande)
-Extends record for most debuts in the top 10 (39)
As you can imagine, CLB debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 613,000 equivalent units — the biggest debut of the year so far, the biggest debut in over a year, and almost twice the 309,009 equivalent units sold by Kanye West’s Donda.
(Sidebar: Donda didn’t get a full week of scoring for its debut due to its off-cycle release.)
The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber — who own the only non-Drake entry in the Hot 100’s top 10 this week — continue to rule the global chart. Because both Bieber and Drizzy are Canadians, this week’s top 10 has the distinction of having a Canadian performer on all 10 songs.