Drake becomes the first male artist, and second act overall, to have debuted three songs at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as his new single, “Toosie Slide,” rolls in at the top spot.
Drake matches Mariah Carey, who achieved three No. 1 debuts on the Hot 100 in 1995-97.
Drake scores his seventh total Hot 100 No. 1, as the song dethrones The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” which spent two weeks on top. Although it departs the summit, “Lights” takes over atop the Radio Songs chart.
Let’s run down the top 10 of the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated April 18) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (April 14).
“Toosie Slide,” released on OVO Sound/Republic Records, arrives as the 1,098th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s history, which dates to Aug. 4, 1958.
The track launches at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart (where it’s Drake’s record-padding eighth leader, double the sum of his closest competitor, Justin Bieber, with four). Following its April 3 release at midnight ET, it bows with 55.5 million U.S. streams in the week ending April 9, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
The single also starts at No. 3 on Digital Song Sales, with 25,000 sold in the week ending April 9, and bounds from No. 43 to No. 22 on Radio Songs with 34.6 million audience impressions in its first full airplay tracking week, ending April 12.