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Drake Streams His Solution to No. 1 But Once more With ‘For All of the Canine’

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Means again in 2016, Drake’s album “Views” shot to No. 1 on the Billboard chart with 245 million streams: a huge quantity for the time, greater than double the previous record, which marked Drake because the champion of a brand new(ish) digital format that may rework the music business.

Drake stays one of many kings of streaming, a logo of the format’s success. As Billboard notes, of the five biggest streaming weeks in history, 4 are held by Drake, for “Scorpion” (No. 1), “Licensed Lover Boy” (No. 2), “For All of the Canine” (No. 4) and “Her Loss” (No. 5). In third place is Taylor Swift’s “Midnights,” which opened with 549 million a yr in the past.

However as different artists have caught up, Drake’s lead could also be slipping. The 514 million streams of “For All of the Canine” is the largest weekly quantity this yr, however solely barely; Morgan Wallen’s “One Factor at a Time” began with 498 million in March, and it has since logged effectively over 5 billion clicks in the US alone. On Friday, Dangerous Bunny, who catapulted to chart-topping international fame through streaming, launched a shock album, “Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana” (“No one Is aware of What’s Going to Occur Tomorrow”), and it has already posted enormous numbers, difficult Drake for the lead place on subsequent week’s chart.

Additionally this week, Wallen’s “One Factor” is No. 2 after notching its sixteenth week on the prime. Rod Wave’s “Nostalgia” is No. 3, Olivia Rodrigo’s “Guts” is No. 4 and Zach Bryan’s self-titled LP is in fifth place.