Drake‘s new record “Laugh Now Cry Later” featuring Lil Durk might not land at the top spot on the chart next week.

On Thursday (Aug. 20), according to early predictions for next week’s placements on the Billboard Hot 100, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “Wap” will maintain their spot at No. 1. Drizzy, who released his new song on Friday (Aug. 14), is projected to come in at No. 2.

The predictions, which began circulating via Twitter yesterday afternoon (Aug. 19), have Drake and Durk trailing about 150 points behind Bardi and Meg. This means that “Wap” would be holding down the highest position on the Hot 100 for the second week in a row.

Earlier this week, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion both celebrated their latest feat via social media. “Number fuckin’ one !!!!!NUMBER 1 !!!,” she wrote in a portion of her Instagram caption. “My 4th number 1 on billboard hot 100….I’m just so thankful I want to hug the LORD !! Thank you soo much @theestallion.”

Shortly after, the Houston rapper revealed that she and Cardi had just got off the phone from sharing their victorious moment together. Cardi B even gifted Megan Thee Stallion with a Hermes Birkin bag as a token of her appreciation for Meg hopping on the track.

Drake might not have snagged the top spot with his new record, but there are tons of opportunities for him to do so as he is possibly dropping his next album, Certified Lover Boy, before the summer is out.

Details regarding the forthcoming effort aren’t entirely clear, but what is known is that there’s a feature from Durk and possibly Roddy Ricch. Drizzy has also revealed that the LP won’t be as long as his most recent release, Scorpion.

There’s about five weeks left of summer, so only time will tell if Drake will actually deliver on his promise.

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