by: Asher Norris
Sep 22, 2018
Whatever feelings fans may have about Drake‘s latest era, his Scorpion LP is unquestionably a monstrous hit. The pop rap juggernaut’s latest album hit stores in late June, and by the end of the summer made the him the first artist ever to cross over the 50 billion global streams threshold. Bolstered by honest-to-god inescapable singles like “God’s Plan” and “Nice For What,” the smashed the season and racked up records and streams along the way. Now almost three months after the its release, Drake’s latest album has netted him another astonishing benchmark.
By extending their stay on Billboard‘s Hot 100 to 29 weeks, Scorpion’s singles (“God’s Plan,” “Nice For What,” and “In My Feelings”) have broken an all-time record set previously by The Black Eyed Peas and Usher. Anyone who tore up middle and high school dance floors to Usher’s Confessions and The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. can appreciate the magnitude of Drake’s latest chart record, breaking the previous tie of 28 weeks. The rapper’s new milestone is a feat that could last for years – or at least until the next Drake double album drops.