Billboard Hot 100: Drake’s “What’s Next” Debuts As #1 Song In America, “Wants And Needs,” “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” Also Make Top 3 In Historic Week

Drake makes history on this week’s Billboard Hot 100.

Drake - Scary Hours 2 Cover | OVO/Republic | Via @drake on Twitter

After an eight-week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100, Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” cedes the throne. It does not, however, simply slide down to #2.

Rather, the blockbuster hit falls to #5 as four high-profile songs debut higher on this week’s chart.

Drake claims the top three positions with his new “What’s Next” (#1), “Wants and Needs (featuring Lil Baby)” (#2), and “Lemon Pepper Freestyle (featuring Rick Ross)” (#3). Drake makes history as the first artist to have songs debut in the Top 3 positions on a single chart.

He, moreover, follows The Beatles and Ariana Grande as just the third artist to ever simultaneously occupy the chart’s top three spots.

The aforementioned three songs, which all posted mammoth opening week streaming numbers, form the artist’s “Scary Hours 2” release.

“Leave The Door Open,” the debut single from Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak’s Silk Sonic project, takes #4 this week. This week’s chart is the first to ever feature a Top 4 comprised exclusively of new entries.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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