Drake and 21 Savage’s Her Loss Debuts at No. 1, Dethrones Taylor Swift’s Midnights
Drake and 21 Savage’s new joint LP Her Loss has rocketed to the highest of the Billboard 200 albums chart, as Billboard studies. The file debuted at No. 1 on the chart, with the 12 months’s greatest week for a hip-hop/R&B album and the fourth-largest streaming week for any album ever. Her Loss additionally dethroned Taylor Swift’s Midnights, which topped the chart shortly after its launch on October 21. The brand new LP marks Drake’s twelfth album to debut at No. 1, following the June launch of Truthfully, Nevermind.
Her Loss debuted with 404,000 equal album models, in addition to 513.56 million on-demand official streams of its 16 songs. Along with driving the most important week for any R&B/hip-hop album in 2022, Her Loss has had the most important week in that class since Drake’s personal Licensed Lover Boy debuted at No. 1 in September of final 12 months.
Drake now has the third-most No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200—rating underneath JAY-Z (with 14) and the Beatles (with 19). Solely three different artists—Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, and Taylor Swift—have had greater than 10 No. 1 LPs on the chart.
Drake and 21 Savage first introduced Her Loss in a video for his or her Truthfully, Nevermind monitor “Jimmy Cooks.” The LP was initially due October 28, nevertheless it was postponed to November 4 after Drake’s producer Noah “40” Shebib contracted COVID-19 whereas mixing and mastering the album.
After releasing Her Loss, Megan Thee Stallion wrote a collection of tweets that appeared to criticize Drake for suggesting she lied about being shot by Tory Lanez, although she didn’t title anybody straight. Her Loss comprises a music known as “Circo Loco,” through which Drake raps, “This bitch lie about getting photographs, however she nonetheless a stallion/She don’t even get the joke however she nonetheless smiling.”
Following that controversy, Drake and 21 Savage had been sued by the writer of Vogue for posting and distributing a mocked-up Vogue cowl as a part of their Her Loss promotion marketing campaign. (Condé Nast and Vogue’s father or mother firm, Advance Journal Publishers Inc., formally filed the lawsuit. Pitchfork can be owned by Condé Nast and Advance.)