It seems Drake is back again at the top of the charts after a short break and this time with a new song that has quickly become a new hit for the Canadian hip-hop superstar in what will surely be an incredible year for him as he surpasses rival rap god Eminem on the Billboard charts.
The Toronto-based rapper’s newest single, Fake Love, has hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Chart where it is now at No. 10 this week, according to Billboard. The newly-released track has bounded upwards, making a leap from No. 24, where it debuted, to No. 10. With the track, making it to the highest region on the all-genre singles tally, Drake now moves up in the rankings in terms of the rappers with the most top ten hits.
Drake’s latest musical effort has also managed to get the top position on both the Apple Music Top 100 USA Chart and the iTunes Top 100 Songs Chart. Additionally, the newly-released track has earned 5.4 million streams on Spotify on the first three days. In fact, it currently sits at 37.5 million streams, making No.1 on the On-Demand Songs streaming charts, according to DJBooth.
Fake Love makes it the 18th top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in Drake’s musical career and that makes him in third place among all rappers with the highest number of appearances on the upper tier of the Hot 100. He is currently tied with Ludacris at the same score and Jay Z leads the pack with 21 followed by Lil Wayne with 19 entries. The thumping success of Fake Love on the Billboard Charts has made Drake break a tie with Eminem, who has earned 17 top ten hits, according to Forbes.
Interestingly, this is not the first instance, Drake broke Eminem’s record in 2016 as this will be the third time the Canadian hip-hop star bested the Detroit-based rap god. As Eminem continues with his album hiatus, perhaps he should hurry up and finish his much anticipated ninth album in order to secure his long-held position.
With a new playlist project titled More Life expected in December, Drake could still climb higher in the rankings with most top 10 hits unless Eminem releases his follow-up album to the Marshall Mathers LP 2 which will see an interesting battle of the rappers in the charts.
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