Drake Chases Down Jay-Z's Number One Album Record

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ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 9: Rapper Drake performs onstage during "Lil Baby & Friends Birthday Celebration Concert" at State Farm Arena on December 9, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)
Drake's 13th number one album puts him in legendary company.

Over the weekend, Drake scored his 13th chart-topping album. His album For All The Dogs racked up 402k sales in its first week, the 4th biggest first-week total of 2023. That was obviously good enough to debut at the top spot, and it nearly sold enough to eclipse the entire rest of the top 10 combined. On top of that, the entire 23-song tracklist of the album is expected to debut inside the top 50 of the Hot 100.

His reign of commercial dominance has also resulted in numerous broken records. While Drake doesn't have the most number one albums among rappers, he's getting close. With his number now officially at 13 chart-topping projects, he's getting close to tying Jay-Z for most number-one albums among rappers of all time. According to All Hip Hop, Jay has 14 number-one projects in his illustrious career, something he's often flaunted while flexing his successes. While the two lead the category for rappers, they're actually second and tied for third overall. The only artist in Billboard history to top the Billboard 200 more is The Beatles who have a spectacular 19 number-one albums.

Drake's 13th Number One Album

Drake has been prolifically releasing new material in the past few years. Because almost everything he touches shoots straight to number one that has rapidly lifted him up the all-time list. But if he's going to beat Jay-Z's record it may take some time. Following the release of For All The Dogs, Drizzy announced that he could be taking a hiatus from new music to focus on his own wellbeing.

Over the weekend, Drake's son Adonis shared his debut freestyle. After appearing on a track from For All The Dogs with an adorable performance, he proved it was no fluke. The 6-year-old dropped his "My Man" freestyle which once again had fans calling him adorable. What do you think of Drake being just a single number-one album behind Jay-Z, who holds the record for rappers? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.