Drake’s “God’s Plan” & “Diplomatic Immunity” Generated Combined $850,000 in Song Revenue Last Week
Drake reclaimed two positions on the Billboard Hot 100 this past week, becoming the first act to twice debut two songs in the top 10 simultaneously. “God's Plan”—co-produced by Noah “40” Shebib, Yung Exclusive, Boi-1da and Cardo—entered the chart at No. 1, while “Diplomatic Immunity,” co-produced by Nick Brongers and Boi-1da, entered at No. 7.
While not quite as impressive as tying The Beatles as only the second act with at least 20 Hot 100 top 10s in a single decade, the Toronto hitmaker racked in an obscene amount revenue this past week from the two records combined.
For the week ending January 25, “God's Plan” generated a total $622,260, which $115,991 is from 127,463 digital sales and $506,269 is from 68,982,814 on-demand streams, while “Diplomatic Immunity” generated an additional $228,907 in revenue, which $35,297 is from 38,788 digital sales and $193,610 is from 25,748,037 on-demand streams.
Together, the two records generated $851,167 in song revenue, which combined is more than seven the top nine earning songs from the previous week (Ed Sheeran's “Perfect,” Post Malone's “rockstar,” Camila Cabello's “Havana,” Bruno Mars and Cardi B's “Finesse (Remix),” G-Eazy's “No Limit,” Cardi B's “Bartier Cardi,” and Malone's “I Fall Apart.”)
It's important to keep in mind that, while Drake won't personally be pocketing $851,167 in song revenue from streaming and sales between January 19 through January 25, based on industry standards, he should bring home somewhere in the neighborhood $340,000. For two songs. In one week.
God's plan is really working out well for Aubrey.