Drake’s album “For All The Dogs Scary Hours Edition” is locked in a tight race for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, according to projections from HitsDailyDouble. The album, which includes new material from Drake’s “Scary Hours 3” EP, is estimated to move between 110,000 to 130,000 units in its latest week of release.
Competing closely with Drake is Taylor Swift’s “1989 (Taylor’s Edition),” a re-recording of her 2014 album, which is projected to move 110,000 to 120,000 units. Dolly Parton’s “Rockstar” is also in the mix, estimated at about 95,000 units.
Drake’s “Scary Hours 3” EP, released on November 17, added six new songs, including a feature from J. Cole, to his recent album “For All the Dogs.” This combination, referred to as “For All the Dogs Scary Hours Edition,” has been driving interest in the album.
In one of the tracks from the new EP titled “Red Button,” Drake gave props to Taylor Swift, rapping, “Taylor Swift the only n-gga that I ever rated/ Only one could make me drop the album just a little later/ Rest of y’all, I treat you like you never made it.”
This mention of Taylor Swift by Drake comes after a previous incident where he appeared to throw shade at her when celebrating the success of his joint album with 21 Savage. Drake had covered up Swift’s name on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with cryptic emojis in an Instagram post, suggesting some tension between the two artists.
The outcome of this close contest for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 will certainly be watched closely by fans and industry observers.
How do you think the tight race for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart between Drake’s “For All The Dogs Scary Hours Edition,” Taylor Swift’s “1989 (Taylor’s Edition),” and Dolly Parton’s “Rockstar” will play out? What are your thoughts on Drake mentioning Taylor Swift in his track “Red Button”? Leave us a comment.