Drake Dominates Charts with For All The Dogs, Sells Over 1 Million Units In 1st Week

BY JO Mensah November 28, 2023 9:29 PM EDT
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Canadian rapper, Drake’s latest album, For All The Dogs, has struck a harmonious chord with fans.

The album has climbed to the top of the charts, selling over 1,000,000 units in the United States within its first week of release.

Released on October 6, 2023, For All The Dogs, which Drake’s 13th studio venture, swiftly ascended to the number one spot on the coveted Billboard 200 chart by October 21, 2023.

The success of the album can be attributed significantly to its robust streaming performance, amassing a staggering 514.01 million on-demand official streams for its 23 tracks during its first week.

This feat solidifies Drake’s prowess not only as a rapper but also as a streaming sensation, resonating with a diverse audience.

The album, boasting a runtime of 2 hours and 15 minutes, unfolds as a sonic journey through Drake’s multifaceted musical persona. A nod to the artist’s affection for canine companions, the album title, “For All The Dogs,” finds visual representation on the cover with a striking image of Drake’s loyal Doberman Pinscher, Zeus.

Despite the commercial triumph, critical reception has been a mixed bag, with some lauding Drake’s versatility while others critique the album’s extended length and perceived lack of cohesion. Critics, however, cannot dispute the undeniable impact of “For All The Dogs” on the charts, marking Drake’s impressive 13th number one album on the Billboard 200 chart.

Drake’s influence extends beyond the latest success, with an illustrious career boasting over 50 billion streams on Spotify and a string of chart-topping hits. His previous album, “Certified Lover Boy,” released in September 2021, set the stage for “For All The Dogs,” debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart with 613,000 equivalent album units sold in its inaugural week.

Drake and Taylor Swift tie for most Billboard Awards wins

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift and Drake are now tied for the most Billboard Music Awards wins in the history of the show.

The two music stars have each won 39 awards, making them the most awarded recipients in Billboard Music Awards history, a significant achievement for both artistes.

Swift was already the top female winner of all time with 29 wins heading into the 2023 ceremony. Her current tally of 39 includes this year’s wins for top female artiste, top artiste, and top Billboard global artiste.