Drake recently released his latest album Scorpion and it's dominating the top Billboard charts. The album debuts at No. 1 on the Top 200 Albums tally on the July 10 chart refresh while seven songs from the set land in the top 10 on the Hot 100 effectively breaking a long-held Beatles record. Here's a rundown of what's happening on this week's top charts.
With the release of Scorpion, Drake scores seven top 10 songs in which five are new entries. The hip-hop giant now has 31 top 10 hits surpassing Michael Jackson who also earned his 30th top 10 thanks to Drake's own "Don't Matter to Me" which is built around an unreleased Jackson song. The song debuts at No. 9 while "Emotionless" also begins at No. 8. "I'm Upset" re-enters the top 10 at No. 7 from No. 26 after previously peaking at No. 15. "In My Feelings" and "Nonstop" are also new entries at No. 6 and No. 2 respectively. Former No. 1 "God's Plan" climbs back into the top 5 at No. 4 following 11 weeks at the top.
"Nice for What" returns to No. 1 for an eighth week after dipping to No. 6 and benefited from a more than 60 percent increase in streams - 41.9 million across official platforms. It sits at No. 5 on Radio Songs with 92.3 million impressions across an all-genre format in the U.S. With the seven songs in the top 10, Drake bests a Beatles record held since 1964 when the iconic band would command all five of the top 5 slots. Drake is also now tied with Rihanna for most top 10s while the Beatles have 34 and Madonna leads with 38 total.
Drake also becomes the only artist to have four new debuts in the top 10 in a single week while also breaking his own record of total simultaneous entries at 27. He previously held the record of having 24 songs at one time on the Hot 100 chart more than a year ago. Since his debut nearly a decade ago, Drake has had 186 total entries on the Hot 100 with only the cast of "Glee" having more with 207 total songs entering the chart which combines sales, streaming and radio airplay.
Parent album Scorpion which spawned the seven top 10 songs debuts at No. 1 on the Top 200 Albums chart with 732,000 total units. It becomes his eighth consecutive album since his career began - only his debut EP missed the top slot. As it goes in the hip-hop and rap genres, streaming mostly makes up the total and Drake reclaims the biggest streaming week record with 745.9 million listens (551,000 total streaming units). The formula has now changed as well during this previous tracking week as the ever-changing consumption landscape continues to evolve. The newly implemented change breaks apart paid subscription listens and ad-supported streams. Where previously it was that 1,500 streams from an album equaled one unit, now, every 1,250 paid subscription on-demand listens and every 3,750 ad-supported listens equals one unit - a sharp change in the formula.
The remainder of the units derives from 160,000 actual album sales and 21,000 track download units. The formula of every 10 downloads equaling one unit remains unchanged.
Additionally, Scorpion becomes the first album to surpass one billion streams around the globe in a single week.