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Drake Dominates With Record 9 of Top 10 on Billboard Hot 100, Led by ‘Way 2 Sexy’ at No. 1

Leading the way, Drake’s “Way 2 Sexy,” featuring Future and Young Thug, launches at No. 1 on the Hot 100. In all, Drake debuts 21 songs on the Hot 100, all from his new album Certified Lover Boy (released Sept. 3 on OVO Sound/Republic Records), which blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 613,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 9, according to MRC Data, the biggest weekly sum for an album in over a year.

Meanwhile, with all nine of Drake’s new Hot 100 top 10s from Certified Lover Boy, the set is the first album ever to generate as many as nine top 10 Hot 100 hits.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated Sept. 18) will update on tomorrow (Sept. 14). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

Here’s a look at Drake’s nine songs in the Hot 100’s top 10, and the U.S. streams, radio airplay and sales in the Sept. 3-9 tracking week that drove their debuts:

Rank, Title, Artist Billing (if other than Drake), (Streams, Airplay Audience, Sales)
No. 1, “Way 2 Sexy,” feat. Future & Young Thug (67.3 million streams, 7.7 million in airplay audience, 7,000 sold)
The song’s streaming sum marks the second-best in a single week in 2021, trailing only the opening frame of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” (76.1 million, Jan. 23); “Sexy” is also being promoted as a radio single to pop, rhythmic and R&B/hip-hop formats.
No. 2, “Girls Want Girls,” feat. Lil Baby (57.4 million streams, 1.5 million in airplay audience, 3,000 sold)
No. 3, “Fair Trade,” feat. Travis Scott (53.8 million streams, 2.4 million in airplay audience, 5,800 sold)
No. 4, “Champagne Poetry” (48.3 million streams, 297,000 in airplay audience, 1,900 sold)
No. 5, “Knife Talk,” feat. 21 Savage & Project Pat (45.9 million streams, 141,000 in airplay audience, 3,300 sold)
No. 7, “In the Bible,” feat. Lil Durk & Giveon (41.4 million streams, 489,000 in airplay audience, 800 sold)
No. 8, “Papi’s Home” (39.9 million streams, 663,000 in airplay audience, 1,800 sold)
No. 9, “TSU” (39.8 million streams, 1.2 million in airplay audience, 1,500 sold)
No. 10, “Love All,” feat. JAY-Z (39.1 million streams, 2.5 million in airplay audience, 3,200 sold)

Not ‘2 Sexy’ for No. 1: As “Way 2 Sexy” soars in atop the Hot 100, Drake notches his ninth No. 1.

Here’s a recap of all his Hot 100 leaders:

“What’s My Name?,” Rihanna feat. Drake (one week at No. 1, beginning Nov. 20, 2010)
“Work,” Rihanna feat. Drake (nine weeks, beginning March 5, 2016)
“One Dance,” Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla (10 weeks, beginning May 21, 2016)
“God’s Plan,” Drake (11 weeks, beginning Feb. 3, 2018)
“Nice for What,” Drake (eight weeks, beginning April 21, 2018)
“In My Feelings,” Drake (10 weeks, beginning July 21, 2018)
“Toosie Slide,” Drake (one week, April 18, 2020)
“What’s Next,” Drake (one week, March 20, 2021)
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake feat. Future and Young Thug (one week to-date, Sept. 18, 2021)

Plus, “Sexy” is Drake’s record-tying fifth song to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100, following “God’s Plan,” “Nice for What,” “Toosie Slide” and “What’s Next.” He matches Ariana Grande for the mark.

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