Drake Sets Several Billboard Charts Records With “For All the Dogs”

Drake at the Billboard Music Awards Show in 2019.
Drake at the Billboard Music Awards Show in 2019. Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (10222625ff)

Drake did a great job teasing his latest studio album For All the Dogs, and his fans were definitely paying attention. The rapper’s latest LP easily soared to the top of the Billboard 200 chart, in addition to setting several Billboard Hot 100 records after all of its tracks debuted on this chart.

After several delays, Drake finally shared For All the Dogs with the world on October 6, and his fans couldn’t wait to hear it in full. It earned 402,000 album-equivalent units during its first week on the chart, becoming Drake’s 13th No. 1 album in the U.S. The only two acts with more chart-toppers are Jay-Z with 14 and The Beatless with 19.

As for his success on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “First Person Shooter” ft. J. Cole became Drake’s 13th No. 1 hit in the United States. He tied Michael Jackson for the most chart-toppers among solo male artists, but Rihanna (14), Mariah Carey (19), and The Beatles (20) are still ahead.

Since all 23 tracks from For All the Dogs debuted on the Hot 100 chart, Drake brought his career total of Hot 100 entries to 320, becoming the first artist to cross the 300-song mark. He also extended the record for most No. 1 debuts (nine), top five hits (41), top 10 hits (76), top 20 hits (132), and top 40 hits (199).