After Drake broke all the records by landing his three songs from the Scary Hours 2 EP on the Billboard Hot 100’s 3 top spots, he officially became the people’s artist. After Charlamagne Tha God said on his podcast that we are “no longer in the Drake-era,” it seems not only Drake, but his entire audience of the U.S. took it to heart and proved him wrong.
Drake’s “What’s Next” topped the Billboard Hot 100, while “Wants & Needs” with Lil Baby and “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” with Rick Ross took the next two spots respectively.
Drake still very much rules the world of music. While fans are desperately waiting for his next supposed-record-breaking release “Certified Lover Boy,” Scary Hours 2 made up for the lack of Drake music his fans were suffering from.
When The Breakfast Club’s Tuesday edition had a mention of Drake, Charlamagne felt that it was unfair and voiced himself by making a comment.
I have three thoughts. First off, congrats to Drake. That is an incredible feat. I asked a question a few months ago and the question was simply, ‘are we still in a Drake era?’ When you’re #1, #2, and #3 on the charts, I think that answers your question. When it comes to streaming and radio, he’s still the guy. That top 3 might not reflect what’s happening in the clubs or with a slightly younger demo but he’s still the guy with regards to radio and streaming. Streaming and radio manipulates the game in ways we’ve never seen but we’ll forget all that. he pressure is really on for Drake right now. Because the three-pack is dope and I like the energy of the three-pack. […] The pressure is on because with Certified Lover Boy, I’m expecting an undeniable body of work. When I think of the greats like the Hov’s and the Nas‘ and the Lil Wayne‘s, these guys were giving us classics much later in their career. Whether it’s The Blueprint, Illmatic, or Tha Carter III, I’m expecting that level of project from Drake at this point in his career.