Reports by HotNeWhipHop state that the rapper has asserted dominance over the music industry more so during the time when news about the highly anticipated release of his sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy started making waves across the web.
Drake has not only reclaimed the industry’s attention but the respect of his fans says, Joshua Robinson. At the start of the month, he dropped the impressive Scary Hours 2 EP which has gathered lots of airplay and media attention.
When Drake dropped the Scary Hours 2 EP, there were rumours that he would achieve a major Billboard achievement, and earlier this week it was confirmed that he had indeed made Billboard History.
Three songs featured on Scary Hours 2 debuted in the top three positions on the Billboard Hot 100, a never before achieved feat for any artist in music history. The number one position was led by “What’s Next” and followed by the Lil Baby-assisted “Wants and Needs” and subsequently the Rick Ross-assisted “Lemon Pepper Freestyle”.
Some have started calling Drake’s achievement the ‘three-piece Billboard debut”, which has only left music fans and artists in awe of his record-setting run. However, it is reported that his 2021 accomplishments won’t stop there, as it has recently been reported the artist has set yet another Billboard chart record.
Drake achieves another record with his ‘three-piece Billboard debut”
According to Billboard: “‘The lyrics of Drake’s new song “What’s Next” have proven prophetic, as the track debuts at numero uno on the Billboard Hot 100 (aka, the “Hot one hundo”). He also becomes the first artist to enter the chart at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 simultaneously, as the song is joined by his “Wants and Needs,” featuring Lil Baby, new at No. 2, and “Lemon Pepper Freestyle,” featuring Rick Ross, new at No. 3.”
The artist shared the news via his Instagram under the caption, ‘SPLASHY’.
According to Billboard, Drake has been the only artist within the nearly seven-year history of Billboard Artist 100 to appear on the chart every week. To put that accomplishment into context, the chart launched 350 weeks ago on July 19, 2014, and the Scorpion rapper has spent 350 weeks straight on the chart.
The feat is even more impressive considering that 2014 was one of the quietest years for Drake, in which his most notable release was the classic single “0 To 100/The Catch Up.”
Considering that the industry is patiently awaiting the release of Certified Lover Boy, it’s safe to assume that Drake’s reign on the Billboard Artist 100 will likely continue for the foreseeable future.
Certified Lover Boy is the upcoming sixth studio album by the Canadian rapper and was scheduled to be released in January 2021, but the release date was postponed. It will be released through OVO Sound and Republic Records.
Author: Allan Bangirana
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