Drake enters US chart history books as God's Plan becomes only the second song to reach over 100 million streams in a week

In case you needed further proof of Drake's popularity...

In case you needed further proof of Drake's popularity, he's set the bar eye-wateringly high when it comes to streaming with his latest track God's Plan.

The Canadian rapper's current single has just logged its fifth week at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in America, scoring the highest weekly streams tally of his entire career in the process.

Notching up an incredible 101.7 million streams in just seven days (as reported by Billboard), God's Plan is only the second song in history to notch up over 100 million streams in a single week, the other being Baauer's Harlem Shake, the song behind a hugely popular dance craze in 2013.

In the UK, Drake is averaging 7 million streams a week (based on Official Charts Company data), and the UK's most streamed song ever, Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You, took 10 weeks to reach 100 million streams.

God's Plan's increase in streams follows the release of its viral video, in which Drake spent the video's entire budget by giving the money away to unsuspecting members of the public. Video streams count towards the Billboard Hot 100, and while they don't currently here in the UK, the video had a similar effect, giving the track its strongest weekly streaming tally.

Not content with just being at Number 1, Drake is also at Number 5; he features on Blocboy JB's Look Alive, making him the first man to have two Top 5 hits in 2018. We recently revealed Drake's Official Top 40 most streamed songs here.

You can view the updated Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 on OfficialCharts.com here every Wednesday.

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