Artist of the Week: Drake

Artist of the Week: Drake

His latest single, ‘Toosie Slide’, helps the Canadian hip-hop superstar become the first male artist to have three No. 1 debuts on the Billboard’s Hot 100.

AceShowbizDrake is undeniably one of the best rappers in the game now. From “Hotline Blings” to “God’s Plan”, every single that he puts out has always gone viral and consumed by the masses, resulting in them going platinum consistently. His latest single, “Toosie Slide”, is not an exception.

Released on April 3, the song became the fastest music trend to hit a billion views on TikTok and continues to dominate the platform, with over 3 billion views and counting. The record was previously held by Kylie Jenner with her famous “Rise and Shine” meme.

In addition to that, “Toosie Slide” is dominating the charts. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts, making him the first male artist to accomplish three No. 1 debuts on the charts. His other songs that debuted atop the weekly chart were “God’s Plan” and “Nice for What”. With that said, he has joined Mariah Carey as the only artists to have three No. 1 debuts on Hot 100.

Of course, Drake didn’t achieve all that success alone. Social media influencer Toosie took part in helping the song go viral by creating a dance challenge on TikTok. Talking about the influencer and the song during an Instagram Live, Drake said, “When I first made that song I was only talking about the moonwalk…But Toosie made a dance to that s**t I didn’t know it was gonna be a dance song like that… we’re just having fun getting warmed up.”

During the same Live session, Drake also mentioned that he was preparing for a new album. Even though details of the record remain scarce as of now, it will be a follow-up to his fifth studio album “Scorpion”. Receiving generally positive reviews from music critics, the double album was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

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