Drake Makes a Splash on Billboard Charts With “For All the Dogs”

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Drake a "The Carter Effect" premiere at Toronto International Film Festival in 2017. Photo by Canadian Press/REX/Shutterstock (9048876h)

Drake decided to take a short break from music following the release of his latest album For All the Dogs, but he’s going out on a high! In addition to debuting atop the Billboard 200 chart, this album also produced his 13th No. 1 hit in the US, setting several records along the way.

For All the Dogs hit the shelves on October 6, and easily climbed to the top of the Billboard 200 chart, with 402,000 album-equivalent units sold during its first week. With 13 No. 1 albums in the US, Drake is just one LP away from passing Jay-Z, but it will take some time before he comes even close to The Beatles with 19 No. 1 albums.

All of 23 tracks from For All the Dogs made it to the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, with seven debuting in the top ten alone! “First Person Shooter” ft. J. Cole hit No. 1, becoming his 13th chart-leader, helping Drake tie Michael Jackson for the most No. 1 hits among solo male acts.

The success of For All the Dogs also helped Drake become the first act with over 300 Hot 100 entries (320) and set or extend several more records – most No. 1 debuts (nine), top five hits (41), top 10 hits (76), top 20 hits (132), and top 40 hits (199).