Drake recently released his latest effort More Life which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The set broke his own streaming record as the hip-hop genre tends to see more activity through streaming in this later digital age. It also became his seventh No. 1 project on the chart and seventh consecutive. As that album becomes the highest debut of 2017 in units (sales, streams and track downloads) and second best-selling behind Ed Sheeran's Divide, More Life is setting new records for the Canadian artist.
All 22 of Drake's songs from More Life have officially entered the Hot 100 with 21 being debuts. Along with the 22 songs, two other songs are also appearing on the chart which combines sales, streaming and airplay. Along with breaking his own record for most entries at one time with 24, he now also breaks his record for most debuts in a single week.
Drake becomes the solo artist with the most entries overall since the chart began having 154 total. He leads over Lil Wayne who has 135 and Elvis Presley who had 108 in his lifetime. Among all acts, the "Glee" cast has the most with 207 thanks to digital releases of the recordings featured on the show. In all, 103 of those entries have been as a lead artist including the titles entering on the March 28 chart refresh.
Drake previously set the record for most debut entries when 16 songs from 2016's Views reached the chart, also thanks to the streaming phenomenon. All 18 songs from the album were charting at one time and in December, The Weeknd tied that feat when all 18 songs from Starboy were charting on the bow down of songs charts. The highest debut from More Life is "Passionfruit" which opens at No. 8. "Fake Love" rises from No. 31 to No. 15 and has peaked at No. 8 overall.
The hip-hop star's charting entries follows Nicki Minaj, who recently passed Aretha Franklin for most appearances having 76. She had tied with Franklin and released three songs all of which entered the Hot 100. Now, she has added an additional track being featured on Jason Derulo's "Swalla" which debuted at No. 98.