Drake Sets Several Billboard Chart 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 knocked it out of the park with his latest album For All the Dogs, and he’s now reaping the fruits of his labor. The rapper’s new LP made quite a splash on the charts in the U.S. this week, topping both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100, and setting several records along the way.

For All the Dogs became Drake’s 13th album in the US, with 402,000 album-equivalent units earned – with only Jay-Z (14) and The Beatless (19) still ahead of him. Its hit song “First Person Shooter” ft. J. Cole hit No. 1 on the Billboards Hot 100 chart, becoming Drake’s 13th track to do so. All 23 songs from this album made it to the Hot 100 this week, bringing his total to a record-breaking 320 entries.

Drake tied Michael Jackson’s record for most No. 1 songs among solo male artists, with Rihanna (14), Mariah Carey (19), and The Beatles (20) still ahead of them. He’ll have to go a long way to surpass them, but this is not his priority right now, since he decided to take a break from music for about a year due to health problems.

“I need to focus on my health, first and foremost — and I’ll talk about that soon enough. Nothing crazy, but just like, you know, I want people to be healthy in life, and I’ve been having the craziest problems for years with my stomach,” said Drake during his radio show Table for One on SiriusXM’s Sound 42.