Drake’s highly anticipated 6th studio album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ was set to be released Jan. 2021 however, due to Drake’s knee operation in late Oct. 2020, it was delayed. As always, Drake surprised his fans with a three-track EP on March 5th— and the rest is history. ‘Scary Hours 2’ is a masterpiece; all 3 songs are lyrical, commercial and doing major numbers on the charts. The first song on ‘Scary Hours 2’ is “What’s Next,” the official music video to “What’s Next” trended #1 on YouTube for 48 hours and accumulated 13 million views in 7 days.
On the day of its’ release, “What’s Next” debuted at #1 on US iTunes, #1 on US Spotify, #1 on Apple Music US and had over 360K first week US sales. “Wants and Needs” featuring Lil Baby is the second single from the three-track EP and it debuted at #9 on US iTunes, #2 on US Spotify, #7 on Apple Music US and had over 305K first week US sales. The third single from the EP is “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” featuring Rick Ross and it debuted #12 on US iTunes, #11 on US Spotify, #3 on Apple Music US and had over 230K first week US sales.
On March 15, Drake made history by becoming the first music artist to occupy the top 5 spots on the Hot 100 Billboard charts. This is a major accomplishment; Drake is one of the three artists on the planet to ever have songs in the top three spots on the Hot 100 charts. “What’s Next” debuted at No.1, “Wants and Needs” featuring Lil Baby debuted at No.2 and “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” featuring Rick Ross debuted at No.3. “What’s Next” is Drake’s eighth number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and his twenty-fourth number one on the US iTunes charts.
By looking at Drake’s stats, it’s obvious why his industry peers are delaying their projects and scared of what’s next to come. In just 10 days, Drake made history, achieved over 895K pure sales and accumulated over 170 million streams. If Drake can make history in less than 20 days with a three-track EP, what do you think he can do with a full body of work? Scary sight isn’t it? While speaking on OVO Sound Radio, Drake mentioned that “Certified Lover Boy” is on the way stating that, “ I don’t have an exact date, but it’s in the pot and it’s coming soon.”
Enjoy ‘Scary Hours 2’ and stay tuned to see what Drake does next!