Drake has set a new record on the US singles chart, becoming the first artist to have three songs debut in the Top 3.
All three tracks from Drake’s new Scary Hours II EP make a strong debut on this week’s Billboard Hot 100, led by What’s Next at Number 1 – the Canadian’s eighth US chart-topper.
The tracks were released March 5 on OVO Sound/Republic Records (packaged under the title “Scary Hours 2”).
With “What’s Next,” Drake adds his eighth Hot 100 No. 1, while the three songs up his total to a record-extending 45 top 10s. Drake also joins The Beatles and Ariana Grande as the only acts ever to rank at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 on the Hot 100 simultaneously.
“Wants and Needs” arrives with 41.5 million streams, 17,000 sold and 2.1 million in airplay audience, while “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” starts with 32.1 million streams, 15,000 sold and 869,000 in radio reach.
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As on the Hot 100, the tracks start at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, on the Streaming Songs chart, where Drake widens his lead for the most No. 1s (10) and top 10s (51). On Digital Song Sales, they debut at Nos. 3, 4 and 5, respectively.