After a lot of anticipation, Drake’s latest studio album For All the Dogs finally hit the shelves this month, and it made quite a splash on the charts around the world. Drake topped both the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 charts in the US this week, and here are all the major milestones he reached along the way.
For All the Dogs debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart with 402,000 album-equivalent units earned, becoming Drake’s 13th No. 1 album to do so. This is quite an achievement since the Canadian rapper managed to break a tie with Taylor Swift to have the third-most No. 1s on the Billboard 200, behind The Beatles with 19 and Jay-Z with 14 No. 1 albums.
Billboard Hot 100
For All the Dogs made an even bigger impact on the Billboard Hot 100, with all of its 23 tracks debuting on the chart. By doing so, they brought Drake’s total to 320 entries, making him the first artist to ever chart over 300 songs on the Billboard Hot 100.
“First Person Shooter” ft. J. Cole debuted atop the chart, becoming Drake’s 13th Hot 100 leader. Drake tied Michael Jackson for most No. 1 hits among solo males, but he’s still behind Rihanna (14), Mariah Carey (19), and The Beatles (20).