The Weeknd’s “Call Out My Name” Debuts at No. 4

The Weeknd's surprise six-track album My Dear Melancholy debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart yesterday (April 8), and now he's got another reason to celebrate. The opening track from the album, “Call Out My Name,” has debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Drake's “God's Plan” sits at the top spot for the 11th week in a row. 

“Call Out My Name” reached the spot mostly thanks to its entrance on the Streaming Songs chart at No. 2 with 40.5 million streams, alongside its performance on the Digital Song Sales chart at No. 4 with 36,000 sales. As Billboard reports, it debuted on the On-Demand Streaming Songs chart with 32.2 million on-demand U.S. clicks, which marks The Weeknd's third No. 1 on the chart. “Can't Feel My Face” and “Starboy” each previously occupied the top spot on the same chart.

My Dear Melancholy's performance on the Billboard 200 albums chart has made it the shortest album by track count to reach No. 1 on the chart in about eight years, which is all the more impressive considering it's still only available on digital platforms such as streaming and downloads. My Dear Melancholy performed very well with 169,000 equivalent album units during its first week. 


“God's Plan” just passed Drake's previous chart record of “One Dance,” which was at the No. 1 spot on the charts for 10 weeks running. 

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Drake’s “God’s Plan” Is Now the No. 1 Song in the Country

Even when we don't see Drake coming, he knows where the culture is going. It's a vision like that that has landed The Boy at the top of the Billboard Hot 100: “God's Plan” is officially No. 1. As if that wasn't enough, “Diplomatic Immunity,” the other track in his 2-pack Scary Hours EP, is No. 7 according to Billboard. That makes Drake the first artist to have two songs debut in the Top 10 simultaneously since Ed Sheeran, who did so last January with “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill.” Sheeran and Drake are the only two artists to have accomplished such a feat. Clap for 'em.

When you look at the numbers, it's not surprising to see him at the top of the charts. Per Billboard and Nielsen Music, “God's Plan” was also No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, with 82.4 million U.S. streams. Speaking of streaming, just last week Drake broke records with both Spotify and Apple Music. Chart Data reported that “God's Plan” was streamed 4,326,679 times in the U.S., a single-day record. And Zane Lowe let the world know via Twitter that “God's Plan” was streamed more than 14 million times on its first day on Apple Music, a worldwide record for the platform.

With “God's Plan,” Drake has bumped Camila Cabello and Young Thug's “Havana” from the No. 1 spot, where it spent just one week. The competition is fierce outchea.

“God's Plan” is Drake's first debut at No. 1, and his fourth overall Hot 100 No. 1. His features with Rihanna, “What's My Name?” in 2010 and “Work” in 2016, earned him No. 1 spots, as well as his lead single “One Dance” featuring WizKid and Kyla, which also held the top spot in 2016. His latest chart topper marks his second No. 1 as a lead artist, and his first as a solo act. 

According to Chart Data, Drake joins Mariah Carey and The Beatles as the only artists with 20 or more Hot 100 top 10s in a single decade.​ While Drizzy is running these 2010s, Mariah dominated in the '90s, and The Beatles held it down in the '60s. 

Drake is reportedly already back in the studio: he's been seen hanging with Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny and has posted visuals of his studio to his Instagram stories. 

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