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Another day means another record broken for Drake.
Yesterday (Aug. 12), Billboard confirmed that Drake is the first solo artist to have at least 200 appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With the addition of six songs on this week's chart including "Trust Issues," "How About Now," "The Motion," "Dreams Money Can Buy," "Club Paradise" and "Days in the East," Drake now has a total of 203. Amazingly, all of these tracks are from his Care Package LP, which released to streaming platforms on Aug. 2.
Speaking on Care Package, Billboard also reported that the project has become Drake's ninth album to soar to No. 1. Care Package features previously released songs that never made the final cut to any of Drake's previous albums. According to Nielsen Music, Care Package moved a total of 109,000 equivalent album units in the United States. Since 2010, Drake has stayed atop the charts with nine consecutive project placements.
Although Drake is currently in album mode, that hasn't stopped him from securing other deals. Last month, Drake partnered with LeBron James' Uninterrupted, which allows the digital platform to land in Canda. With this partnership, Drake will become part owner and promoter for Uninterrupted Canada. The digital platform will have the ability to expand internationally and allow Canadian athletes to speak directly to fans.
Around the same time frame, Drizzy also inked a deal with SiriusXM and Pandora. The partnership will include a radio station dedicated to Toronto's finest, music choices created by Drake and other collaborations from Drake as well. Later this year, products from the partnership are expected to roll out.
With all of the success that Champagne Papi has going for him, one of his biggest concerns is knowing how to bow out gracefully. During an interview last year, Drake emphasized the importance of not overstaying one's welcome.
"I think maybe one of my biggest concerns in my career is just to figure out how to exit gracefully," Drake said. "I've watched people overstay their welcome, and I just don't ever want to be that guy that's addicted to the feeling of victory, addicted to the emotion of people digesting something that they love, and get to the point I'm just feeding them something and they're just like, 'yeah.'"
Congrats to Drake on breaking yet another record!