Drake Now Has Twice as Many Streaming Songs No. 1s as the Next Closest Act

2020-04-14T12:56:42+00:00April 14th, 2020|

Drake’s “Toosie Slide” debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart dated April 18, giving him twice as many leaders as his closest competition over the tally’s seven-year history.

“Toosie Slide” bows with 55.5 million U.S. streams in its first week (ending April 9), according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Drake now has eight No. 1s on Streaming Songs, which began in 2013. The next-closest act? Justin Bieber, with four leaders.

Most No. 1s, Streaming Songs
8, Drake
4, Justin Bieber
3, Lil Baby
3, Miley Cyrus
3, Taylor Swift
3, Travis Scott

Of Drake’s eight rulers, seven have led with him as the lead artist; only Rihanna’s “Work” added to his tally via a featured credit. Each of Drake’s No. 1s have also reigned in the last four years; “Work,” his first leader, ruled for eight weeks beginning in March 2016.

“Toosie Slide” marks Drake’s fourth song to debut at No. 1 on Streaming Songs, also leading all artists. The others to do so: “God’s Plan” (February 2018), “Nice for What” (April 2018) and “Nonstop” (July 2018).

“Toosie Slide” bows atop the Billboard Hot 100, marking his seventh No. 1.

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