Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Debut
Makes Billboard Chart History
Since the beginning of 2021, Drake’s Certified Lover Boy has been buzzing with anticipation on social media with fans trying to figure out when the album will arrive. On Sept. 3, all speculation came to a halt when Drake dropped his new album with a history-making release.
Certified Lover Boy opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, giving Drake his 10th chart-topping debut. The album sold 613,000 equivalent album units with the biggest sales week of 2021. In its first week, Certified Lover Boy received over one billion streams, and it also went No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 1 on the Top Rap Albums chart.
The 21-track set also made history by storming the Billboard Hot 100 chart and setting the record for the most first-week entries. All 21 songs from Certified Lover Boy charted on the Hot 100, including nine songs that debuted in the top 10. “Way 2 Sexy” featuring Future and Young Thug leads the pack by debuting at No. 1. Drake’s Certified Lover Boy also matches The Beatles’ record by having five songs in the top five in a week.
Watch the “Way 2 Sexy” Music Video