The dynamic duo has struck again!
With the release of Drake’s latest album, “Honestly, Nevermind,” 21 Savage has just racked up another accolade. The Atlanta based rapper’s most recent collab with Drizzy, “Jimmy Cooks,” shot up to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Jimmy Cooks” earned the No. 1 spot by racking up 42.2 million streams, three million radio airplay audience impressions and 6,000 downloads sold in its first week, according to Billboard. The joint effort marks Drake’s 11th Hot 100 No. 1 and 21 Savage’s second. This is a big accomplishment for 21 Savage, but it might be an even bigger one for Drake.
The “Hotline Bling” rapper has been breaking Billboard records for the past few years, with almost every single and album he releases. Drake is the first solo male to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 in the same week twice – his “Certified Lover Boy” album and single “Way 2 Sexy” featuring Future, both topped their respective charts. That’s not all; Drake also ties with The Beatles for the most top-five hits in the Hot 100′s history, each racking up 29. The wild part about that is The Beatles have had that record for 55 years. On top of the top-five record, Drake also has the records for the most top 10, top 20, top 40 and overall Hot 100 entries, since the chart’s inception in 1958.
Several social media users seem to think the song’s title is an ode to Drake’s character from the show “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” as his character’s name was Jimmy Brooks.
Despite the records he seems to be racking up, Drake’s album has caused a lot of conversation since its release about two weeks ago. His new sound had listeners split between loving his experimentation with a new “house music” vibe, and others wanting the old Drizzy back. The house music sound has been trending lately, with both Drake and Beyonce putting out music falling into that category.
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When Drake and 21 Savage make music, it clearly has no choice but to be a hit! Hear their song below.