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As Drake's new album More Life blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (dated April 8), the hip-hop superstar smashes records on the Billboard Hot 100.

Most notably, with all 22 tracks from the set, as well as two others, on the Hot 100 at once, Drake passes Lil Wayne for the most charted titles among soloists (154) in the Hot 100's 58-year history, while breaking his own mark for the most simultaneously charted Hot 100 titles in a week (24).

 

 

Drake also rewrites his own record for the most Hot 100 debuts in a week, sending 21 songs, all from More Life, onto the list for the first time.

 

 

First, Drake takes over as the soloist with the most Hot 100 appearances dating to the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, inception. With 21 debuts, he ups his count to 154 visits, blowing past Lil Wayne (135), who had held the mark among solo artists since October 2012, when he passed Elvis Presley, 109 to 108; notably, Presley's career predated the Hot 100's origin by more than two years. Among all acts, only the cast of Fox's Glee (a rotating troupe with certain members present throughout the TV show's six-season run in 2009-15) boasts more: 207.

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