Drake Ties Jay-Z for No. 1s on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as Her Loss Debuts

Her Loss, his win.

As has become the norm, a new Drake album’s yields a monster week on Billboard’s R&B/hip-hop charts, extending multiple records already safely in the superstar’s possession and pushing him dangerously closer toward a few that still elude him.

Her Loss, a collaborative album with 21 Savage, was released on Nov. 4 via OVO Sound/Republic. The set debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart with 404,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 10, according to Luminate.

With the entry, 21 Savage obtains his third (and third consecutive) No. 1 on the list, after I Am > I Was led the list for two weeks in 2019 and Savage Mode II, with Metro Boomin, posted one week on top the following year.

Drake maintains his perfect run of 14 No. 1s among his 14 chart appearances, dating to the arrival of his first full-length album, Thank Me Later, in 2010. The achievement ties him with Jay-Z for the most No. 1s on the list among rappers, male artists and solo artists; only The Temptations, with 17 No. 1s, rank above the pair.

In the songs’ realm, “Rich Flex” leads the new recruits, as the title debuts at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. With the arrival, Drake secures his record-extending 26th champ on the list and creates more space between himself and the joint-second place holders, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder, who each hold 20 leaders.

As Drake’s count increases, here’s the current leaderboard for most No. 1s on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs since the chart became an all-encompassing genre survey in 1958:

26, Drake
20, Aretha Franklin
20, Stevie Wonder
17, James Brown
16, Janet Jackson
15, The Temptations
13, Marvin Gaye
13, Michael Jackson
13, Usher

21 Savage, meanwhile, picks up his fourth Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs No. 1, after a 14-week stay through his featured turn on Post Malone’s “Rockstar” (2017-18), a one-week reign with “My Life,” with with J. Cole and Morray (2021) and another week in charge with his prior Drake collab, “Jimmy Cooks,” this July.

Below “Rich Flex,” Drake and 21 Savage, either together or individually, fill out the rest of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs’ top 10 and land six more songs between Nos. 11 and 20. To recap all their Her Loss placements this week:

Position, Artist (all are Drake and 21 Savage, unless noted):
No. 1, “Rich Flex”
No. 2, “Major Distribution”
No. 3, “On BS”
No. 4, “Spin Bout U”
No. 5, “Pussy & Millions,” featuring Travis Scott
No. 6, “Privileged Rappers”
No. 7, “Circo Loco”
No. 8, “BackOutsideBoyz” (Drake)
No. 9, “Hours in Silence”
No. 10, “Broke Boys”
No. 12, “Treacherous Twins”
No. 13, “Middle of the Ocean” (Drake)
No. 14, “Jumbotron Shit Poppin” (Drake)
No. 15, “More M’s”
No. 16, “I Guess It’s F*ck Me” (Drake)
No. 19, “3AM on Glenwood” (21 Savage)

For the second time in his career, Drake runs a full shoutout of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs’ top 10. He previously managed the 10-for-10 on the chart dated Sept. 18, 2021, when tracks from his Certified Lover Boy album flooded the competition.

In addition to logging his 26th No. 1, the new haul pushes Drake’s already-record top 10 total to 117, and 21 Savage’s count climbs to 23 visits to the region.

Trevor Anderson