Drake scores US chart double, first Number 1 single as a lead artist

Drizzy also has twenty entries on this week's Billboard Hot 100.

Breaking streaming records in the UK is seemingly not enough for Drake.

The Canadian has not only scored his first Number 1 as a lead artist, but he's also broken a US chart record. He has 20 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, the first time one artist has managed to dominate one fifth of the chart. 

18 tracks from his album Views are featured on the chart, plus Work - his collaboration with Rihanna and Summer Sixteen, a promotional single not included on Views' final tracklisting.

Speaking of the album, the fourth studio collection from Drake is his sixth US chart topper on the Billboard 200, that number includes all four of his studio albums and his 2015 mixtape releases What a Time To Be Alive and If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.

To add a cherry on top, Views is also the fastest-selling album of the year so far Stateside (852,000 combined sales) and has picked up the most one-week streaming equivalent units (163,392) in history. Not too shabby then...

Elsewhere in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, last week's chart-topper Panda by Desiigner is at 2, Lukas Graham's 7 Years stays static at 3, Mike Posner's I Took A Pill in Ibiza climbs to 4 and Fifth Harmony's Work from Home jumps one place to Number 5. Ally, Camila, Dinah, Lauren and Normani have scored the first US Top 5 hit for a girl group in 9 years. The last was Dixie Chicks' Not Ready To Make Nice in 2007.

Calvin Harris and Rihanna debut at Number 9, the Scotsman's highest debut position. This Is What You Came For marks Rihanna's 28th US Top 10, the same number of Top 10s she has achieved in the UK.

The Billboard singles and album charts are updated here on Official Charts every Wednesday. Click here to see the latest charts.

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