Drake, Justin Timberlake Stake Claim Atop Elite 100

Tammi Bryant
– Drake and Future
Drake And Future perform together at Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 16, 2016.

It all must be a part of God’s Plan. Drake is back atop the Elite 100 chart for the week ending Feb. 15, and fresh on the heels of his Super Bowl performance and his album release, Justin Timberlake is on at No. 2.

Drake has been in the No. 1 or 2 spot since he released the two-track EP Scary Hours, with “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.” He dropped another track, titled “Look Alive” with BlocBoy JB, Feb. 9, to push himself back to the top of the charts. He also recently released the music video for “God’s Plan” which showed him giving away nearly $1 million. 

Drizzy’s recent chart numbers show he still has the ability to grab everyone’s attention with just a bit of his music, and even before these singles came out he was at No. 4 for the week ending Jan. 18. Obviously, his strongest metric this week was On Demand Streams, with 140.3 million. 

Justin Timberlake’s new album, Man Of The Woods, dropped Feb. 2, so the numbers for this week’s chart actually show an album that already had its premier the week before. Unfortunately, due to some technical difficulties with our friends at BuzzAngle Music, we didn’t have a chart last week, so though it is likely Justin had his moment at No. 1, at press time we don’t have any records to show for it. 

JT’s tour is scheduled to start March 13 in Toronto’s Air Canada Center and his routing currently stretched until Jan. 29, 2019. 

Justin Timberlake Performs Pilgrimage Music Music and Cultural Festival
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– Justin Timberlake Performs Pilgrimage Music Music and Cultural Festival
Justin Timberlake performs on the first day of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival Sept. 23, 2017 in Franklin, Tenn.

Another newcomer to the chart this week is MGMT, who came in at No. 80 after the release of the Little Dark Age album Feb. 9. The rock band got on the chart with a fairly balanced blend of album sales (6,400), song sales (7,200), and streams (9 million). The group is preparing to start a North American tour March 2 in Saint Paul, Minn. The group also has a bunch of European festivals lined up in the summer. 

Disturbed is back on the Elite 100 chart at No. 100, mostly on the back of 25,100 song sales. They went on tour with Avenged Sevenfold in Europe last year and that tour did some solid business. In Fornebu, Norway the group grossed $724,329 off 11,308 tickets reported. 

While Kendrick Lamar & SZA charted at No. 46 thanks to 21.5 million streams and 20,400 song sales, likely for their single “All The Stars,” the two aren’t getting credit for their curation of The Black Panther Soundtrack with The Weeknd. K.dot also appears with The Weeknd at No. 67 for the single “Pray For Me” with 31,800 song sales and 16.4 million streams.

New albums dropped Feb. 16 from Car Seat Headrest, Belle And Sebastian and Brandi Carlile, so any of those artists might make a run on the Elite 100 chart for next week.