Drake’s “Toosie Slide” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100
UPDATE (April 14):
On Monday night (April 13), Drake responded to his single, "Toosie Slide," topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart via Instagram. The Toronto rapper uploaded a photo of a text conversation between himself and social media influencer Toosie giving him a sneak peek of the makings of the "Toosie Slide" dance.
Drake also posted an image showing his record going No. 1, as well as footage of him doing the "Toosie Slide," while on what appears to be a private jet.
Drizzy captioned the post, "From the chat to the charts... @toosie @ogleloo @teo @hiiikey @ozmusiqe BILLBOARD DEBUT #1 on a warm up ting."
On Monday (April 13), Billboard announced that Drizzy's dance record debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, dethroning The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights," which spent two weeks at the top spot. This latest accomplishment is a historic moment for Drake as he has become the first male artist to debut three No. 1 songs on the Hot 100 chart: "God's Plan," "Nice for What" and "Toosie Slide."
Although three of Drizzy's tracks have debuted at the top spot, the OVO rapper is on his seventh Hot 100 No. 1 record, thanks to "Toosie Slide." Rihanna's "What's My Name?" featuring Drake (2010), RiRi's "Work," which also features Drake (2016), "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla (2016), "God's Plan" (2018), "Nice for What" (2018) and "In My Feelings" (2018) have all landed at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Drake has also spent 50 consecutive weeks at the top of the chart.
Drizzy has surpassed his peers with the most No. 1 records. Billboard reports that the rapper's new feat pushes him ahead of Diddy, Eminem and Ludacris, who each have five Hot 100 No. 1 records. "Toosie Slide" is also Drizzy's 37th song in the top 10.
The rapper dropped "Toosie Slide" on April 3, and it quickly catapulted to No. 1 on Billboard's Streaming Songs chart. The record also debuted at No. 3 on the Digital Song Sales chart. Nielsen Music reports that the Toronto native's new single moved 25,000 units by April 9, just six days after the song was released.
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