Drake is no stranger when it comes to breaking Billboard Hot 100 records. Earlier this year, the 30-year-old rapper won 13 trophies at the Billboard Music Awards, the most for any artist in a single year. His latest feat was actually achieved a couple of months ago, but the record-breaking streak finally ended this week.
For the first time since May 2009, Drake doesn’t have a single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It’s a streak that began when “Best I Ever Had,” which eventually peaked at No. 2, debuted on the prestigious chart. Over the next eight years, the Canadian hitmaker’s presence would be felt, either as a primary or featured artist on a 154 charted titles. After a staggering 430 weeks, Drizzy’s name is nowhere to be found on the Hot 100 this week. An end of an era.
Drake has earned 20 top 10 hits on the Hot 100, becoming one of just 18 acts (and eight solo males) with at least that many in the Hot 100’s 58-year history.
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