Last week Drake debuted his new single “Hold On, We’re Going Home” to the world. Here we are a week later and this song has not only given Drake his biggest debut ever, but has helped him score his 33rd top ten hit on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
R. Kelly and Drake were tied for the #2 spot at 32 top tens apiece, but with Drake scoring his 33rd hit he has broken the tie. Lil Wayne currently holds the record with 36, but with ‘Nothing Was The Same’ coming soon I’m sure he’ll pass that in no time. Aside from this, “Hold On, We’re Going Home” is #8 on the Digital Songs chart and #21 on the Hot 100 chart. Drake already holds the record for most #1’s on both the Rap Chart and R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Read the excerpt from Billboard below.
The big debut for “Hold On” is attributed to its explosion across all three chart metrics: airplay, sales and streams. On-air, 179 stations played the cut in the week ending Aug. 13, reaching 18.6 million listeners according to Nielsen BDS. Digitally, it was downloaded 109,000 times, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and racked up 659,000 domestic streams (through Aug. 11). This is Drake’s best debut ever, topping his featured turn on Lil Wayne’s No. 14-opening “Love Me,” and the chart’s highest entry this year.