Check Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’ Rules Billboard Hot 100 for 2nd Week, Future & Drake’s ‘Life Is Good’ Debuts at No. 2


Check Roddy Ricch's 'The Box' Rules Billboard Hot 100 for 2nd Week, Future & Drake's 'Life Is Good' Debuts at No. 2

Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’ Rules Billboard Hot 100 for 2nd Week, Future & Drake’s ‘Life Is Good’ Debuts at No. 2

Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’ Rules Billboard Hot 100 for 2nd Week, Future & Drake’s ‘Life Is Good’ Debuts at No. 2  Roddy Ricch performs onstage during Made In America – Day 1 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Aug. 31, 2019 in Philadelphia.

Drake ties for the most Hot 100 entries all-time.
Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.


Meanwhile, Future’s “Life Is Good,” featuring Drake, launches on the Hot 100 at No. 2. The track marks a new high for Future, who earns his third top 10, while Drake adds his 207th entry, tying him with the Glee Cast for the most appearances in the chart’s 61-year history.

Drake concurrently collects his 36th Hot 100 top 10, extending his record for the most among male artists, and becomes the first artist to reach 100 top 40 hits.

Let’s run down the top 10 of the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated Jan. 25) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Jan. 22; a day later than usual, due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday yesterday).

“The Box,” released on Bird Vision/Atlantic Records, tallies a third week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs survey, up by 13% to 77.2 million U.S. streams in the week ending Jan. 16, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, as it claims the Hot 100’s top Streaming Gainer award for a second week. The sum is the highest for a song since Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, drew 86.2 million (July 27, 2019); “Road” set the weekly record with 143 million U.S. streams (April 20, 2019).

The lofty streaming total for “The Box” is so far without the aid of an official proper video, although, as noted on the latest This Week in Billboard News podcast, it has recently been filmed. The song’s official audio clip was released Dec. 6, while a lyric video arrived Jan. 9.

The track by the 21-year-old Compton, California, native (real name: Rodrick Wayne Moore, Jr.) rises 8-7 on Digital Song Sales, up 26% to 13,000 sold in the week ending Jan. 16.

Plus, “The Box” enters the Radio Songs chart at No. 50, gaining by 70% to 18.5 million all-format airplay audience impressions in the week ending Jan. 19.

The single concurrently crowns the Hot R&/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which employ the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100, for a third week each.

“The Box” is from the rapper’s debut studio album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, which began as his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, dated Dec. 21.

Future’s “Life Is Good,” featuring Drake, flies onto the Hot 100 at No. 2. It enters Digital Song Sales at No. 1 with 25,000 sold and Streaming Songs at No. 2 with 50.7 million U.S. streams in the week ending Jan. 16, following its release late on Jan. 9.

Future achieves his first Digital Song Sales No. 1, while Drake banks his 11th, tying Justin Bieber for the most among solo males; a week earlier, Bieber passed Drake when “Yummy” opened at No. 1. Drake and Bieber are tied with Katy Perry for the third-most leaders on the list, after Taylor Swift (18) and Rihanna (14).

Future also earns his highest Hot 100 rank, and third top 10. He reached No. 9 in 2013 as featured, with Drake, on Lil Wayne’s “Love Me” and hit No. 5 in 2017 with his own “Mask Off.”

Check Roddy Ricch's 'The Box' Rules Billboard Hot 100 for 2nd Week, Future & Drake's 'Life Is Good' Debuts at No. 2

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Drake, meanwhile, tallies his record-tying 207th Hot 100 entry, matching the Glee Cast for the most in the chart’s history. Drake first appeared on the chart dated 23, 2009; two weeks later, the Glee troupe made its first appearance, on the June 6, 2009-dated ranking, after the TV series premiered that May 19 on Fox.

Next up for the most Hot 100 visits: Lil Wayne, in third place with 163, followed by Elvis Presley (109, with his career having predated the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception); Kanye West (107); Nicki Minaj (106); Jay-Z (100); Chris Brown (98); Swift (96); James Brown (91); and Future, also now with 91, as he ties for the 10th-most entries.

Additionally, Drake collects his 36th Hot 100 top 10, moving to within two of Madonna’s record 38 and extending his record for the most among male acts. After Madonna and Drake, The Beatles rank third with 34 top 10s, followed by Rihanna (31) and Michael Jackson (30).

“Life Is Good” further marks Drake’s milestone, and record-extending, 100th top 40 Hot 100 hit. He becomes the first artist to reach the triple-digit achievement, ahead of runners-up Lil Wayne and Presley, each with 81, while Swift (63) and Elton John (57) round out the top five.

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