Drake is the latest act to follow Ed Sheeran and Stormzy in flooding the Singles Chart with non-designated singles.
The rapper’s latest mixtape, More Life - intended to bridge the gap between his major releases – went live on streaming services on Sunday (March 19) and has since set two new Spotify streaming records, including the best first day streams for an album, totalling 61,302,082. That figure eased past the previous record set by Ed Sheeran’s ÷ LP which was streamed 56,727,861 times on March 3. This news also comes hot on the heels of Drake becoming the first artist to top 10 billion Spotify streams.
According to Official Chart Company data, as of March 22 every single one of More Life’s 22 tracks has entered the top 75.
The highest new entry from the mixtape was Passionfruit, which entered the chart at No.11. It is followed by his two collaborations with Giggs, KMT (No. 18) and No Long Talk (No.22), with Blem (No.30), Get It Together (No.34) and Free Smoke (No.40) rounding out the top 40.
The other positions are as follows: Portland (No.41), Gyalchester (No.43), Madiba Riddim (No.46), Skepta Interlude (No.47) and Teenage Fever (No.49), while the previously released Fake Love moves up from No. 71 to 51. The rest of the top 75 includes 4422 (No.54), Jorja Interlude (No.55), Sacrifices (No.57), Lose You (No.59), Glow (60), Can’t Have Everything (No.65), Do Not Disturb (No.67), Nothings Into Somethings (No.70), Since Way Back (No.71) and Ice Melts (No.74).
Recent weeks have both seen Ed Sheeran have all 16 tracks from his ÷ LP enter the Top 20, while all 15 songs from Stormzy's debut album, Gang Signs and Prayer, all appeared in the Top 75.