Drake Debuts At #1 On Hot 100 With ‘God’s Plan’; Makes Billboard History

Drake has done it.

After dropping two new songs out of the sky last week, the Canadian superstar has premiered atop of the Billboard Hot 100 with one of the cuts – ‘God’s Plan.’ And the other isn’t far behind.

The track debuts at #1 on the coveted tally after setting an on-demand streaming record.

‘God’s Plan,’ which arrived as part of the ‘Scary Hours’ EP with ‘Diplomatic Immunity,’ amassed a colossal 82.4 million U.S. streams in its first week.  68 million of said streams were specifically generated on subscription services  – shattering a prior weekly record achieved by Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble.’ (44 million in May 2017)

So what other stats mixed together to facilitate the #1?

Well, the cut received 127,000 downloads and a multi-format radio audience of 24 million.

So, as can be seen, Drizzy’s win is most definitely driven by digital domination.

Elsewhere, ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ launches at #7 on the Hot 100 – powered by 28.4 million U.S. streams and 39,000 downloads.


Other Key Stats:

  • ‘Plan’ is Drake’s fourth Hot 100 chart-topper and second as a lead act. He previously hit the top spot with two Rihanna jams – ‘What’s My Name’ (2010) and ‘Work’ (2016) before scoring with ‘Once Dance’ months later.
  • This marks the rapper’s first #1 debut and the 29th every on the Hot 100.
  • Drake becomes the first act in Billboard history to two songs in the top 10 of the Hot 100 simultaneously TWICE. He previously achieved the feat with ‘More Life’ ‘Passionfruit’ and ‘Portland’ – which opened at #8 and #9 respectively last year.


The slayage real.

What Drake may lack in award wins, he more than makes up with by delivering tangible results.

And after a litany of upsets at last night’s Grammys, maybe that ought to be the goal for some of the snubbed.

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