FIRST ARTIST EVER TO HIT #1 ON THE HOT 100 BASED SOLELY ON STREAMS
BECOMES FIRST ACT TO SIMULTANEOUSLY DEBUT TWO SONGS IN THE TOP OF THE HOT 100 TWICE
SMASHES APPLE MUSIC & SPOTIFY STREAMING RECORDS
NEW YORK, NY (January 31, 2018) – In addition to smashing and shattering numerous records, GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist DRAKE earns his first career #1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with his latest single “God’s Plan” from his Scary Hours project. Moreover, he is the “the first artist ever to hit #1 on the Hot 100 based solely on streams” and the “first act to simultaneously debut two songs in the top 10 of the Hot 100 twice”. Impressively, it becomes the “first track to generate over 100 million streams first-week globally across streaming services” and achieves the “biggest 7-day total ever.” Additionally, it stands out as #1 on Billboard’s Digital Songs and Streaming Songs charts and #1 most added at Urban and Rhythm Radio formats.
Returning to the chart’s top spot, this marks his first #1 entry on the chart with over 68 million U.S. streams and selling over 126,000 downloads. This is also the chart’s first #1 debut since May 2017.
Upon arrival, it broke the worldwide record for “Apple Music’s First Day Streams”, generating over 14 million streams. It’s the #1 “Most Streamed Song” on Apple Music with a total of 60 million-plus streams in one week. “God’s Plan” crushed the US Spotify record for “Biggest Single Day,” amassing 4.7 million streams on January 25 and gracing over 1,000 playlists to reach 100 million followers. Impressively, he bested his own record on the platform. Simultaneously, the song bowed at #1 on Shazam in under a week.
“God’s Plan” continues to dominate charts around the world, going #1 on Global Spotify, #1 on US Spotify, #1 Apple Music Overall, #1 Apple Music Hip Hop, #1 iTunes Overall, and iTunes Hip Hop.
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