The latest chart update has been refreshed and The Weeknd and Drake are commanding the top of the two biggest influential tallies - the Top 200 Albums and Hot 100 songs charts respectively. The Weeknd surprise released the 6-track EP My Dear Melancholy on March 30 and it's now become his third consecutive No. 1 on the Top 200. Drake has now extended his personal solo lead atop of the Hot 100 with track "God's Plan" which is spending its 11th week at the No. 1.
The Weeknd's new set My Dear Melancholy begins its run at No. 1 with 169,000 total units and unsurprisingly is made up of mostly equivalent units. In actual sales, the EP moved 68,000 copies. 94,000 units derived from streaming (which also counts towards Hot 100 entries - more on that later) - or nearly 141 million listens of songs from the set. It's the largest debut for an R&B album since The Weeknd released his own Starboy in 2016 which opened with 348,000 total units. That set began with 117,000 streaming units but was also a full-length LP - an impressive feat for Melancholy.
Thanks to all of those streams across official platforms, not only is the EP debuting at No. 1, each track on the EP has also debuted on the Hot 100. Lead track "Call Out My Name" debuts at No. 4 after debuting at No. 2 on Streaming Songs with over 40 million hits. The track also makes its appearance at No. 4 on Digital Songs selling 36,000. "Try Me" debuts at No. 26 with "Wasted Times" following just one spot behind. "He Was Never There" opens at No. 35, "Hurt" at No. 43 and "Privilege" at No. 52. In addition to those six new entries, The Weeknd is also charting at No. 15 with "Pray for Me" featuring Kendrick Lamar - a track taken from the Black Panther soundtrack. The Weeknd's previous set Starboy also saw all of its 18 tracks debuting on the Hot 100 upon release.
Drake is still riding high on the Hot 100 tally. "God's Plan" is spending its 11th week at No. 1 while also taking the top of Streaming Songs for an 11th week as well. The song saw a 15 percent decline in activity on the chart but was streamed 52.1 million times during the tracking week. "Plan" is up 14 percent however on Digital Songs as it spends an eighth week at No. 1 selling 48,000 copies. On Radio Songs, "Plan" stays put at No. 4 with 109 million impressions in the U.S.
"God's Plan" becomes Drake's longest running solo Hot 100 No. 1 surpassing his 2016 hit "One Dance." "Dance" spent ten weeks at the top.
Fun fact: The Weeknd trails just behind Drake for most songs appearing on the Hot 100 at one time when Drake would have 24 entries in March 2017.